Tue, 31 July 2012
In June 2008 RCM pledged $400,000 toward the creation of the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum. The Arboretum will be completed to commemorate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2013. The project was attractive in part because of its strong partners – the Urban Ecology Center, River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee Urban River Foundation, Milwaukee City & County, among others. But even more, Rotarians were inspired by a vision of a living forest classroom that would give back to the community for many generations to come. Ken Leinbach, Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center, gave Rotary a progress update on the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum.
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Tue, 24 July 2012
Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Families International and the Alliance for Children and Families, shares how the return on investment achieved through the nonprofit human services sector is greater than just the programs it delivers. With the nonprofit human services sector at a critical point of renaissance, Dreyfus explains why the sector is relevant to reducing the number of people who live in poverty, improving the number of people living healthy and safe lives, and increasing the number of people who are on pathways to educational and employment success; thereby building the capacity of communities and representing a wise investment.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT