On November 9, 2013, Hupy and Abraham participated in the “St. Marcus Gala” as a “No Shortcuts” sponsor as the firm continues to give back to the Milwaukee community.  This record breaking fundraising event, attended by over 430 people, raised over $150,000 in suport of St. Marcus' second campus expansion.

Attorney Jim Schilobrit with St. Marcus student, Trinity Wilder.
Attorney Jim Schilobrit with St. Marcus student, Trinity Wilder.

St. Marcus currently serves over 700 students, many of which come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Recently, they tried to purchase a second campus, which would enable them to serve an additional 800 students, but their efforts were thwarted by MPS. However, the school remains undeterred in their quest to help more disadvantaged children and supporters like Hupy and Abraham will help them make it happen.

Before the program started, all of the guests were invited to participate in a silent auction in the gymnasium and later on, items such as Packers tickets, big screen TVs and fancy dinners were sold in a live auction. There was also a video shown that outlines St. Marcus’s educational approach and an alumnus featured in the video gave a speech in which he described how St. Marcus helped him stay on the right path.

Each of the guests were greeted by a designated St. Marcus student who helped them find their table and explained what they like about the school. Hupy and Abraham’s hostess, Trinity Wilder, said that she most appreciates the structure that St. Marcus provides.

Hupy and Abraham has loyally supported St. Marcus’s efforts to provide quality education to students from difficult backgrounds. Attorney Michael Hupy recently sponsored three students, giving them the opportunity to go to a school that sees 91% of its students graduate from high school in four years. The school is also seeing a substantial amount of its alumni get accepted into four-year college programs.

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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