Mahone Fund honors UW-Parkside
Kenosha's civic and community leaders will join together to celebrate a tremendous milestone as the Mahone Fund presents the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Chancellor Deborah Ford with the 2012 Signature Award. A reception begins at 5:45 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at the Todd Wehr Center of Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha.
Tickets are on sale now individually for $50 each at the Kenosha Community Foundation or online at mahonefund.org.
In the formative years of the Mahone Fund, UW-Parkside and the university's Center for Community Partnerships forged a collaborative alliance, which matched university resources with the needs of youth and family service organizations. UW-Parkside will be honored with this recognition because of its willingness, cooperation and commitment to use its expertise to fully embrace the Mahone Fund's mission to enrich the lives of children while empowering the next generation of leaders.
This recognition is given to an individual or organization which provides transformational support to the Fund. Previous award winners include Gateway Technical College, Aurora Health Care, Time Warner Cable and Carthage College.
"For many years, UW-Parkside has provided significant leadership in the advancement of the Mahone Fund's efforts to embrace the academic pursuits of young students while creating a pathway for them to be successful," said Bryan Albrecht, president of the Mahone Fund. "I am thankful for their leadership in the community and their outstanding dedication to the legacy of Mary Lou and Arthur Mahone. Without their contribution, it would be more difficult to provide scholarships and other support for Kenosha."
Proceeds from this event benefit the Mahone Fund's Career Exploration Organization (CEO) initiative. CEO is designed to match low- to moderate-income youth with a business mentor to ascertain, develop and pursue their career goals. This program focuses on educational and career development topics and discusses the relationship between educational achievements, career planning and community service.
As part of the CEO program, the fund provides a college scholarship to qualifying seniors from the Kenosha Unified School District, St. Joseph High School, and Shoreland Lutheran High School.
The mission of the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund is to promote opportunities for economically or academically deserving youth and support Breast and Cervical cancer initiatives for economically disadvantaged women.
For more information on tickets, table sponsorship levels, program advertisements or to donate, please contact Ellen Ganschaw at the Kenosha Community Foundation (262) 654-2412 (office), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.mahonefund.org.
Event Information, www.mahonefund.org
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Location: Todd Wehr Center of Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Times: Reception begins at 5:45 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.
Cost: Individual tickets: $50