See photos from SHARP Literacy’s annual Novel Event

Jess Connell, Rachel Kruse, Valeria Serna and Mei Lin Nall, all of Augustine Prep.

SHARP Literacy‘s annual “Novel Event” on Monday raised approximately $300,000 to support the nonprofit’s programing, which serves 8,600 students in 36 urban schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine counties.

Now in its 20th year, the event featured former Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson, who spoke to a crowd of 400 attendees about the importance of early education. The event was held at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Mike Mahoney, SHARP board member and civic volunteer was recognized with the Literacy Champion Award; Rockwell Automation Inc. received the EDGE Award. Kate and Dan Meyer, owners of BizTimes Media, and Julie and Mark Steinhafel of Steinhafels Inc. were event co-chairs.

Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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