Wilson Center Board President Honored
Congratulation to our Board of Directors, President Sue Bellehumeur!
Sue has been named one of fourWomen of Distinction in Waukesha County. She was honored for professional achievement, volunteerism and community leadership by the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County. The Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon was on Tuesday, May 1, at the Country Springs Hotel.
Honorees were selected by a panel of Waukesha community leaders. Selection was based on professional leadership, civic and philanthropic achievement in family, education, public service, community life, and arts and culture.
The Women and Girls Fund is a permanent fund of the Waukesha County Community Foundation. The Fund supports programs and organizations that help women and girls of all ages and socio-economic levels reach their full potential. Since its inception in 2004, the Fund's permanent endowment has awarded grants totaling $305,000 to 46 Waukesha County nonprofit organizations, including The Women's Center, Parents Place, and Lake Area Free Clinic.
|An Award Well Deserved
On March 3, 2012, Wilson Center friend Don Wilson was honored by his alma mater, Northwestern University, with the 2012 Alumni Service to Society Award for his commitment to public service. We are all well aware Don’s commitment and support to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center has been second to none. In addition, his dedication to other causes in the community has been endless for the last quarter century.
Don was instrumental in building a 10-acre soccer park in Brookfield. He was the founder of the FMI Soccer Club and served as president for over 25 years. He is a charter member and past president of the Elmbrook Rotary Club, and served as a Board and Committee Member for Economics Wisconsin, the Potawatomi Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Ten Chimneys Foundation.
This is not the first time Don has been recognized for his volunteerism. He’s a past recipient of the Haggerty Art Museum Kairos Award, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Frank Kirkpatrick Award and the Governor’s Award in Support of the Arts.
Education has also become increasingly important to Don. The choice and charter schools are offering opportunities to more and more of the inner city youth, and he has done everything he can to help.
Congratulations to Don for this well-deserved acknowledgment!