UW-Parkside to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Nonprofit Breakfast

Published: April 8, 2024

Outstanding Partnership Award to recognize the work of UW-Parkside students and community for collaborative efforts

Nonprofit BreakfastSomers, WI –The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will host its 20th annual Nonprofit Breakfast on Friday, May 3 from 7:30-10 a.m. in the university’s Student Center Ballroom. The event will recognize community-based learning partnerships and encourage connections between UW-Parkside faculty and nonprofit organizations for future projects. Registration is open until April 22 or until the event is full.

The Outstanding Community Partnership Award will be given to two partners this year. First, the Kenosha Fire Department Diversity and Recruitment Committee partnered with students in Dr. Raghava Gundala’s MBA 753 Integrated Marketing Communications and Dr. Ifeyimika Ajaiyeoba’s HRM 441 Strategic Staffing courses. The students worked with members of KFD Diversity & Recruitment Committee to offer ideas and recommendations to foster a more inclusive workforce.

Second, community-based learning students in Dr. Anjuli Brekke’s COMM 258 Podcasting course have captured the oral history of local Latinx community members since spring 2021. In collaboration with Dr. Andrea-Teresa Arenas and the Wisconsin Latinx History Collective, the podcasts are shared with the Wisconsin Historical Society as part of their effort to document the Latinx history of Wisconsin. 

In addition to awards and networking, the event also features a keynote address titled “Generative AI for Fundraising” by Katie Morrow from Loving Venti. Morrow began her fundraising journey as a development intern for a large nonprofit. Over the years, she has worn many hats, from development director and grant writer to grant coordinator and administrator. Today she can be found writing grants for Loving Venti as a content writer. Passionate about tech and efficiency, she has fully embraced the AI era, writing hundreds grants and pieces of content. She has taken many trainings on AI uses for content and is working on a certificate in Prompt Engineering.

Over 100 people are expected to attend the Nonprofit Breakfast which is free to local nonprofits and community partners through generous sponsorships by Educators Credit Union, A&O Certified Public Accountants, IFF, and Len Iaquinta’s Excellence in Communications.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://www.uwp.edu/connect/communityengagement/communityandbusinessengagement/breakfast.cfm

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress. 

Media Contact:

Amy Garrigan
Community Engagement Manager
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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