Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 15, 2018, over 700 people gathered in Milwaukee for the annual YMCA Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast. The event was held at the Italian Community Center and this year was an extra special occasion, taking place on what would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday. Melinda Davenport, co-anchor of the WISN morning news, was master of ceremonies. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. was a proud sponsor of the annual gathering. Several firm employees and attorneys attended along with Firm President Michael Hupy.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” a quote from Dr. King, was the theme of the event. Several guest speakers including Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and County Executive Chris Abele all spoke about the importance of everyone working together to make our community a better place.

Two awards were presented to organizations that have a positive impact in the community. Hunger Task Force was given the Harley-Davidson Healthy Citizenship Award for their efforts in strengthening the overall health and wellness in the community. The other award recipient was Employ Milwaukee who received the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes an organization’s encouragement and commitment in supporting diversity within the Milwaukee community.

Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people are asked to contribute positively to their community. At Hupy and Abraham, S.C., it is part of our mission to do well by doing good. We hope to help those in need by giving back to the communities we serve. 

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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