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:

Signature Sponsor

Northern Trust

Supporting Sponsors

Baird

ProHealth

The Equitable Bank

WaterStone Bank

R&R Insurance

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

Kendra Scott

Milwaukee Brewers

Waukesha State Bank

YMCA of Pabst Farms

Waukesha County Community Foundation
2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 301
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-513-1861