Fred Stier will be honored June 8 as the recipient of the 2016 Celebration of Giving Award by the Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF). The award was established in 2006 to heighten visibility for philanthropy in Waukesha County.
“Fred Stier and Stier Construction have established a tradition of raising money for area nonprofit organizations and giving generously to those causes. He embodies the spirit of commitment to one’s community which is also the goal of the foundation,” noted WCCF Board Chair Kathleen Gray.
Waukesha area resident Fred Stier is the CEO of Stier Construction, Inc., which he founded in 2000. He currently serves on the board of directors for the LindenGrove Foundation, La Casa de Esperanza Foundation, La Casa Village Inc., and Waukesha State Bank. He also serves on the Brookfield Academy Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Carroll University President’s Advisory Council.
Previously, Stier has served on the board of directors for Stillwaters Cancer Support Services, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, and the Metropolitan Builders Association. He was appointed and served for two terms on the Governor’s Multifamily Dwelling Code Council and served 9 years on the State of Wisconsin Commercial Building Code council.
When asked what motivates him to be so involved, he simply explained, “Usually someone asks me. I’m terrible at saying no”. He enjoys being involved but prefers to do things quietly and without drawing attention to himself.
The WCCF Celebration of Giving Award honors individuals, private foundations and/or businesses that exhibit significant charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in Waukesha County and encourage others to contribute by example. The WCCF helps donors to meet their long-term charitable goals through a variety of endowment funds that provide contributions to nonprofit organizations. “Our mission is to expand charitable giving in Waukesha County by working with donors who want to create a legacy for their giving,” according to Gray.
Past honorees of the Celebration of Giving Award read like a Who’s Who among charitable people in Waukesha County: Patricia and Bob Kern; Carol and Don Taylor; InPro Corp. and Steve Ziegler; A. William and Joanne B. Huelsman; Andrea and Tony Bryant; Tom and Maripat Dalum, and many more.