Reflecting on 10 Years of P5

Reflecting on 10 Years of P5

May 18, 2017

Written by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

10 years ago, what started as a light bulb moment over coffee and the newspaper turned into an annual event that honored the work of young professionals to improve our community. In celebration of a decade of the Philanthropic 5 Awards, community leaders reflect on the importance of this event to the Greater Milwaukee community:

“I can’t believe this is 10 years already. I’m so proud to be part of celebrating 50 people who are doing wonderful things for our community. When the idea for the P5 awards first came to me, it was when I was reading the morning paper and thought ‘I want to see more good news.’ This is the kind of news we should be talking about.” 
Margy Stratton, Milwaukee Reads, P5 Awards Co-founder


“What I think is so special about the P5 Awards is, as a recipient, it gave me the chance to really think about what philanthropy means to me and what role people early in their careers play in shaping and nurturing the community around them.”
Nancy Hernandez, Abrazo, LLC, 2010 P5 Honoree


“The exciting thing about a night like P5 is that we get to celebrate the true leaders of the community.”
Jud Snyder, BMO Harris Equipment Finance


“What I love about the P5 Awards is that United Way focuses on those who have been doing great things so everybody knows about the good things happening in the community!”
Judge Derek Mosley, 2014 P5 Honoree


“When you go to the P5 event, you leave with a renewed sense of purpose, spirit, and confidence in the young people who lead this community. The future of our community is in good hands.”
Mary Lou Young, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


Join us on June 8 to celebrate the 2017 Philanthropic 5 awards

Meet the 2017 honorees

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