The staff and Board of Directors of Sophia’s Heart Milwaukee recently celebrated donors and volunteers at Lake Park Bistro, A Bartollotta Restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday, May 5th. The event recognized volunteers Karen Kalkhoff and Valerie Chamberlain with the Heart of Gold Appreciation Award, JoAnne Farnsworth with the Volunteer of Excellence Award, and sponsors Palermo’s Pizza and WaterStone Bank with Sponsor Of the Year awards. Kapco and Camp Hometown Heroes received the Board Appreciation award for their long support and sponsorship of after school music and arts for youth.
This event also presented an opportunity to recognize students Jesus Vazques for his outstanding leadership in the music and arts program and Alexis Rodriques – Vazques with a Hope In Front of Me Scholarship to attend college in the fall. The highlight of the evening was the well written speech Jesus gave in accepting his award. He thanked the staff, donors and volunteers for supporting his dreams and for providing him a platform to follow his heart.
“This is the day when we officially say ‘Thank You’ to all of our donors and volunteers, for their generosity,” explains Lakesha Jones, CEO of Sophia’s Heart Foundation. “Their gifts tremendously help us run a successful and safe program for our kids to thrive.”