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Articles tagged with 'Benefits'


No dough, no show: Why you shouldn't take a gig just for exposure

Published March 16, 2013

When trained musicians play solely for exposure - except in the case of charitable and/or non-profit events - it devalues the work. Moreover, it means fewer paying gigs for musicians. Ultimately, it helps create a "talent drain" - sending top tier artists to other communities where the pay and prospects are better.


MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale raises money for pediatric cancer

Published Nov. 30, 2012

MKEfoodies, a group of culinary-minded local bloggers, food writers and food lovers, will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale to benefit Cookies for Kids' Cancer next Saturday, Dec. 8. Not only is it a great place to connect with your favorite foodies (and buy their delicious baked goods) but it benefits a chronically underfunded area of medicine: research for pediatric cancer.


Eat, drink, art: Artworks brings back Night by the River

Published Nov. 1, 2012

Do you believe that engaging teens in the arts empowers them? Are you convinced that teaching life and career skills prepares them for future success? Do you love delicious local food, beer and cocktails? If so, you might want to consider attending the ArtWorks for Milwaukee fourth annual Night by the River benefit.


Help a firefighter in need

Published Oct. 27, 2012

My friend (and Milwaukee's best bartender) Paul Kennedy of Tonic Tavern shared a sad story with me, and I'd like to share it with you, too. John Pipkorn is a Mequon firefighter - a 25-year veteran who's risked his life for others - and now he needs some help. On Oct. 18, his own house caught fire, and his wife suffered serious injuries while jumping from a second story window. She's still in the hospital.


Nothing is impossible

Published Sept. 12, 2012

The day started out like any other. And then my email notification popped up. Team Paxton began that day, and now we want you to join the fight.


Red Hot Summer Night celebrates life and health

Published Aug. 16, 2012

Lindsey is a vibrant girl who enjoys dancing and singing her favorite tunes. You'd probably never guess that she was born with two congenital heart defects and that she survived two open-heart surgeries by the time she was 6 months old. On Aug. 22, Lindsey will join a crowd of generous Milwaukeeans who will help her celebrate her 6th birthday at one of the city's most vibrant social events of the summer, Red Hot Summer Night.


"Like" your community with Liberty Mutual

Published July 30, 2012

Liberty Mutual is once again helping to raise money for local non-profits with its second "Like My Community Project," a Facebook-based campaign to award $100,000 to Milwaukee area non-profit organizations.


Join Manilow in boosting MPS music programs

Published July 19, 2012

Barry Manilow is donating a musical instrument to Milwaukee Public Schools, and he's offering free tickets to his Aug. 4 show to anyone who does the same.


Ride and rock for the kids

Published July 12, 2012

The Blue Pig, 5036 S. Packard Ave. in Cudahy, will host the fourth Ride for Dime Wisconsin, a day-long charity fundraiser for Little Kids Rock, Saturday, July 21.


Build your own charity golf outing

Published June 17, 2012

Many businesses would love to get involved and raise money for a favorite charity. They just don't have a clue about how to go about it. Sound familiar? If so, here's a solution. Copy Jerry Jendusa's model for a charity golf outing. Or if it's easier, just join him at his.


Behind the scenes at the Great TV Auction

Published April 22, 2012

For many people, Channel 10's Great TV Auction is a springtime institution. Now in its 44th year, Milwaukee's is the most popular public television auction in the country. Since its beginnings in 1969, the auction has grown from a small operation with an initial goal of raising $50,000 to an anticipated yearly event with thousands of volunteers and even reliable bidding "regulars" dedicated to its efforts.


Walk for Becky at the Stamp Out Meningitis 5K

Published April 19, 2012

The Becky Werner Foundation will observe World Meningitis Day this Saturday with a 5K run/walk April 21 at the lakefront campus of Concordia University Wisconsin.