Each Valentine’s Day, we are reminded to express our love and appreciation for those who play an important role in our lives. In that same spirit, Hupy and Abraham strives each year to be active supporters of our communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa by contributing to organizations and non-profits that need it most.
The firm recognizes that when businesses actively support people and organizations in their community, not only do their employees become more philanthropically aware, but the community where they live and work thrives. Spearheaded by Attorney Michael F. Hupy, Hupy and Abraham has collectively donated more than $500,000 to more than 250 worthwhile causes in the last three years.
Here are a few of the great causes Hupy and Abraham had the pleasure of working with during the last year:
Woofgang Rescue -- Throughout December 2016, members of the community were invited to nominate an organization of their choice to win a donation from Hupy and Abraham. Over 50 nonprofits and organizations from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa were nominated, and more than 8,000 votes were made by the community. The 2016 “Bucks for Charity” winner was Woofgang Rescue, a dog rescue organization dedicated to saving dogs in difficult situations by assisting and selecting appropriate and safe new homes for them.
Neighborhood House -- In November 2016, Hupy and Abraham sponsored the Annual “Harvest of Hope” Gala, which included silent auctions throughout the evening, with winners’ proceeds going directly toward funding Neighborhood House. For over 70 years, this local organization has strived to help Milwaukee children, teens and families develop positive skills and relationships through a safe, supportive environment.
The American Cancer Society -- In October 2016, the American Cancer Society held its first annual “MKE Experience” event. Hupy and Abraham President Attorney Michael Hupy was chairman of the gala's planning committee. More than $20,000 was donated, including a $5,000 pledge from Hupy and Abraham. The "MKE Experience" allowed the American Cancer Society to beat its goal, and raised $126,000 over the course of its fundraising events.
Beyond these few causes, countless other causes rely on community support to do their important work. While charitable giving is often emphasized during the holidays, it is important to remember that many nonprofits need support and volunteers year-round. If you’re looking to spread some love this Valentine’s Day to a cause in need, but don’t know where to start, please visit the “Contributing to the Community” section of our website!Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Hupy and Abraham!