Community Partners Gather for Nonprofit Breakfast 2022

Published: May 18, 2022

Networking at the Nonprofit BreakfastOn May 6, 2022, representatives from local nonprofits gathered for breakfast and presentations from the Alan E. Guskin Center for Community and Business Engagement. The 2022 Nonprofit Breakfast, was a welcome change for the community partners after two years of virtual meetings, and presented an opportunity for the partners to network. The nonprofits learned how to get involved with student volunteers, met UW-Parkside professors who are seeking partners for Community-Based Learning (CBL) projects, and learned how the Center can work with the university to achieve their goals.

Award winners at the nonprofit breakfast
Staff from the Center presented awards to Hawthorne Hollow and three UW-Parkside professors for their involvement in community-based learning (CBL) projects, and students from a marketing research class presented their research on what students are looking for in volunteer opportunities.


Keynote speaker Deanna SinghThe capstone of the morning was keynote speaker, Deanna Singh, author of the book Actions Speak Louder. Singh was recognized by Forbes as an "African American Woman Everyone Should Know" and by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the community's most influential 40 Under 40 Leaders. Singh inspired the group with her personal story and provided them with a step-by-step guide to becoming an inclusive workplace. "We're all bridge builders," Singh told attendees at the event. "Take the power that you have and think about that power ... and the kind of difference you're making.” 


Amy Garrigan, Community Engagement Manager Dr. Penny Lyer, Retiring Faculty Director of Community-Based Learning Debra Karp, Director of the Alan E. Guskin Center for Community & Business Engagement Staff from Hawthorn Hollow Chancellor Ford, Dr. Wang and market research students Nonprofit Breakfast participants Dr. William Parker Dr. Rachel Headley Dr. Jon Verdegan Nonprofit Breakfast participants Nonprofit Breakfast participants Chancellor Ford speaks to participants Keynote speaker Deanna Singh speaks with students Nonprofit Breakfast participants Staff from Alan E. Guskin Center for Community & Business Engagement and Speaker Deanna Singh
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