Annual Meeting Awards

Billy & Ethel Heller Award

This award is a special recognition to Billy and Ethel Heller who were prominent contributors to the Milwaukee community in both their professional and personal lives.

The purpose of the Billy & Ethel Heller Award is to foster and promote voluntary community service to United Way and its agencies. Annually, the Board of Directors selects an individual, family, or family foundation that best epitomizes outstanding service to the community and leadership in financial support of United Way, including service to one or more of United Way’s funded agencies.

Gwen T. Jackson Community Service Award

The Gwen T. Jackson Community Service award was established in 1981 and is presented annually to the United Way volunteer who best exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism and dedication to one’s community and fellow man.

Live United Award

This award presented to a volunteer or groups of volunteers who exemplify how Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County can LIVE UNITED. 

John A. Puelicher Award

The John A. Puelicher Award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding Loaned Executive in honor of John A. Puelicher.

Jack Puelicher gave generously of both his time and charitable dollars to United Way and other civic and cultural institutions.  He served as the 1963 United Way Campaign Chair and as a member of the Board of Directors from 1955 to 1963.

Award Winners

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 2016

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
David Lubar

Gwen T. Jackson Award
Paul Schmitz

Live United Award
Mike Erwin

John A. Puelicher Award
Jenni Andreas

 2015

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
Thomas J. Cardella

Gwen T. Jackson Award
Lynn Sprangers

Live United Award

  • David Gilmartin, GE Healthcare
  • David Lubar, Lubar & Co.
  • Jay Magulski, Landmark Credit Union
  • Steve Roell, Johnson Controls

John A. Puelicher Award
Toby Peters and Elaine Sweet

 2014

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
Steve Roell

Gwen T. Jackson Award
David Gay

John A. Puelicher Award
Mark Brandau

 2013

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
Steve Marcus

Gwen T. Jackson Award
Cathy Arney and Maryann Clesceri

John A. Puelicher Award
Bev Arrowood

 2012

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
Ed and Diane Zore

Gwen T. Jackson Award
CJ Kim

John A. Puelicher Award
Annette Loper and Genise Lindner

 

 2011

Billy & Ethel Heller Award
Vivian and Tim Sullivan

Gwen T. Jackson Award
Maria Rodriguez

John A. Puelicher Award
Peter Castator

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