Maureen Alley, communications director
In Good Company Breakfast Celebrates Partner Organizations
Inaugural breakfast recognizes area businesses for supporting WYC through pandemic
Madison, Wisconsin (July 18, 2022) — Wisconsin Youth Company holds its first “In Good Company” partner appreciation breakfast to celebrate area businesses and organizations that have provided support to WYC throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The partner breakfast is Thursday, July 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
“Wisconsin Youth Company would not be where we are today without the support of our community. We are honored and delighted to be able to bring some of the grantors, sponsors, and businesses who have given back to our organization together in celebration of what they have made possible: Safe spaces where children can thrive beyond the school day,” says Emily Wills, development director, Wisconsin Youth Company.
Design firm Kahler Slater will be presented with a Community Partner Award for its partnership and support. Kahler Slater’s team reached out to WYC at the beginning of the pandemic to establish a partnership. During the past two years, Kahler Slater designed a work space that fit the changing needs of office space and resources during the pandemic.
“Kahler Slater gave their time, talents, and treasure — first by helping to build beautiful and functional donation bins that still sit in the entry to Woodman’s West, collecting donated food and supplies for the Elver Park Neighborhood Center food pantry. Then, Kahler Slater helped to transform the front of our warehouse space into a bright, welcoming, and comfortable coworking space,” Wills says. “Their team has served as volunteers, sponsors, and supporters over the past two years.”
Representatives from 13 area businesses will be in attendance at the In Good Company event. The partner breakfast will be held annually as a way to connect and thank those who continue to support children’s out-of-school time programming in Dane and Waukesha Counties.