Giving Forward Breakfast
Waukesha County Community Foundation’s second annual “Giving Forward” breakfast, which was hosted at Country Springs, Pewaukee, on October 11, had nearly 350 people in attendance. Attendees learned more about the foundation, its funds and how, together with local non-profit organizations, the community benefits.
Hosted by CBS 58 news anchor Michele McCormack, the audience heard about:
- Waukesha County Provides initiative, a basic needs collaboration between the Hebron House of Hospitality, Waukesha County Food Pantry, Hope Center and The Women’s Center
- National Alliance on Mental Illness of Waukesha County, working to improve the understanding of mental health conditions and share the hope of recovery by offering information, support, education, and advocacy services
- O.F.A. – Saving Others for Archie, an education effort around substance abuse prevention by raising awareness of the relationship between addiction and mental health issues
- Blessings in a Backpack Waukesha County, a foundation that was established to help feed the hungry children in our own neighborhoods by filling their school backpacks with food for the weekend during the school year
In addition to learning about these organizations and events, the 2017 WCCF Community and Competitive Grants winners were announced. The 27 grant recipients are sharing $134,500.
Performers at the breakfast included the Jubilate Chorale and La Casa de Esperanza Charter School Children Drum and Dance Group to Call for Peace.
The event would not have been possible without:
The Equitable Bank
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Ann Bartos Merkow/QuadMed
Waukesha County Community Foundation
Pauline Dalton Fund
Laura and Daniel Gruber Memorial Fund
Attendance Gifts and Door Prizes Sponsors
Lake Area Candies
QuadMed Beer Snobs Ale & Eats
Complete Office of Wisconsin
East Shore Specialty Foods
Fredrick’s Hallmark Shop
Waukesha State Bank
YMCA of Pabst Farms