Nonprofit Breakfast at Kenosha CC April 26
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) presents the 10th annual Nonprofit Breakfast Friday, April 26. The event, featuring the naming of the first-ever Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award recipient, is held at the Kenosha Country Club, 500 13th St. in Somers, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The program includes speakers Marcus White, vice president of community partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Dr. Marie Sandy, assistant professor of education at UW Milwaukee. CCP officials say this event is an opportunity for professors from UW-Parkside, Gateway Technical College, and nonprofit leaders to network and discuss future projects.
White guides the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's community engagement efforts. In this position, Marcus helps the foundation bring people together who don't often see eye-to-eye to find common ground and achieve consensus on urgent community issues. He spent seven years as executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, a nonprofit composed of 13 different religious denominations addressing various social issues affecting the greater Milwaukee area.
Dr. Sandy's academic work focuses on the "scholarship of engagement," including community organizing as a way to work for social justice, ways to integrate the humanistic tradition of practical philosophy with processes for public discourse, and community-based qualitative inquiry. Her research also focuses on the importance of place and locality in our era of globalization, with sensitivity to the dynamics imposed by race, gender, class, and socio-politico-economic status.
The Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award, sponsored by the Kenosha Community Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation, is an opportunity to recognize a nonprofit organization whose leadership has made critical decisions that have built significant organizational capacity and/or led them on the path to sustainability with a $2,000 award. Awards such as this can encourage a growing number of nonprofits to pursue excellence in leadership and to contribute to the field's growing legacy of excellence.
The UW-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships is excited to be partnering with Gateway Technical College to grow the Nonprofit Breakfast to new heights. The event's sponsors, Wegner CPAs and Educators Credit Union, have allowed this event to be free to all attendees. Connections made by professors and nonprofit leaders at this event will result in future community based learning projects that will help to build capacity in local nonprofit organizations.