FEATURED CORPORATION: Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Despite the downpour of rain, over 30 Godfrey & Kahn attorneys, paralegals and staff made short work of planting more than 100 trees along the Oak Leaf Trail between North Avenue and Locust Street in Milwaukee. Click here to see the CBS 58 evening news segment.
April 19th marked the third year Godfrey & Kahn employees completed a major volunteer service project for the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) - a neighborhood-based nonprofit focused on environmental education.
Working closely with the UEC and Milwaukee County Parks, community volunteers have helped to make this corridor part of the 40-acre Arboretum project by adding biodiversity to serve as a more valuable habitat for native animals, insects and birds.
In 2010, the Godfrey & Kahn group began the Arboretum project with the planting of trees on the west end of the UEC building. In 2011, the group revitalized the adjacent Riverside Park.
Other employee volunteer projects were completed during the week celebrating Martin Luther King Day in January. Benefitting agencies included:
- Children's Service Society
- YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
- Kathy's House
- House of Love Youth Homes
- The Gathering
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
- Next Door Foundation
- Wehr Nature Center
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. has been a member of the Greater Milwaukee Business Volunteer Council (BVC) since 2010.
The Corporate Program of the Volunteer Center supports, promotes
and increases employee volunteerism in Greater Milwaukee.
Core Principles of Corporate Volunteerism
How the Volunteer Center Supports Corporate Volunteerism
What a Corporate Member Receives
Acknowledge that the companys community service and its employee volunteer
efforts contribute to the achievement of its business goals.
Provide one-on-one consultations, networking opportunities and promotion of employee
Invitations to attend Business Volunteer Council Networking Sessions
, and inclusion in the Volunteer Centers Report on
Corporate Volunteerism in Greater Milwaukee.
Commit to establish, support and promote an employee volunteer program that
encourages volunteerism, and treat it as a core business function.
Provide the tools to establish, support and promote an employee volunteer program.
The Corporate Volunteerism Handbook, a guide to implement,
evaluate, and strengthen an employee volunteer team.
Target community service efforts toward serious social problems in the community.
Provide accessible, meaningful and convenient volunteer opportunities that address
critical needs in Greater Milwaukee.
The annual Corporate Project Book, which offers
a full year-long listing of one-time group volunteer events and working
one-on-one for individualized volunteer needs.
Program is supported by the generous donations of area businesses who share the
belief that community service, social consciousness and good corporate
citizenship make for stronger employees, stronger businesses and stronger communities.
The Volunteer Center is the one-stop resource for corporate volunteerism.
Learn about Corporate Team Volunteering, and the Greater Milwaukee Business Volunteer Council.
To become a corporate member please see Membership Form for membership packages. Print the form and return it with your membership fee to:
Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee, Inc., a service of the Non Profit Center
Attn: Debbie Knepke, Corporate & Events Manager
2819 W. Highland Blvd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208-3217
Phone: (414) 344-3933
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