August 15, 2018, marked the COA Youth and Family Centers’ 36th Annual “Parents of the Year” Luncheon at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Hupy and Abraham served as a sponsor for the event, with firm president Attorney Michael Hupy participating as a member of its steering committee. Attorney Hupy and his wife, Suzanne, were in attendance, along with other firm employees. COA has served children and families in the Milwaukee community for over 100 years by providing numerous resources and services. Each year, COA helps over 10,000 children and families at its 12 locations.
This year’s event honored Rhonda and Greg Oberland and Shannon and Jon Greenberg. These honorees have exemplified the qualities that COA commends: leadership, community service and dedication to family. The Ethel Nutis Gill Award, an award for program participation, went to Seidah and Marvell Lawrence for their outstanding and consistent work as parents in the COA community. At least $130,000 was raised at the 2018 luncheon to benefit COA and its programs.
Hupy and Abraham has sponsored the “Parents of the Year” Luncheon in the past, along with other COA events. In 2014 and 2015, Attorney Michael Hupy and his wife, Suzanne, have hosted COA's “Oscar Night” to raise money for the community. Attorney Hupy and Suzanne were also recognized as “Parents of the Year” at the 35th annual event in 2017, which raised $167,000 for COA programs.