Learn more about the Wisconsin Chapter and learn how you can help support our mission locally.
Leslie Del Ponte
Coordinator, Fundraising Campaigns and Volunteer Engagement (Take Steps)
Coordinator, Chapter Operations
|Rebecca Conway, President
|Dr. Adam Benjamin
University of Chicago
The Boldt Company
|Dr. Joshua Noe
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
|Dr. Lilani Perera
Advocate Aurora Health
|Dr. Mike Schmalz
Werner Electric Supply
ITW ARK-Les Corporation (Retired)
|Dr. Daniel Stein
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
|Steve Szymaszek, Chair
Carroll University (Retired)
ACL Wisconsin Core Lab
North Shore Bank
Friends of the Foundation
Our Friends of the Foundation are companies who significantly invest in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Wisconsin Chapter. If your company is interested in becoming a Friend of the Foundation, please contact Leslie.
Take Steps Walk Committees
Our Take Steps fundraising walks are in Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay, and we have a planning committee for each walk. We are looking for assistance in planning, finding sponsors and securing in-kind donations, encouraging team involvement, and helping on the day of the walk. Committees start meeting monthly in advance of the walk.
Support Group Facilitator
We are looking for volunteers to lead our in-person support groups throughout the state. Facilitators establish frequency and time of meetings, and assist in selecting the meeting site, advertising the meetings and recruiting participants. Facilitators lead group discussions and invite guest speakers on topics of interest. They provide education and create an open forum for group discussion and encourage, impact and explain often difficult topics in an approachable way. When possible, support groups facilitators should attend Foundation-sponsored training conferences, which are designed to enhance knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Board members are asked to support the organization in many ways including financially, by supporting various Chapter events (Take Steps, special events, etc.), and helping advance the mission of the Foundation by increasing awareness, building relationships, and increasing volunteer engagement. Board members should serve on at least one committee. There are typically five board meetings per year, held in the evening.
Special Events Committee
We are looking for assistance on a special event committee. In addition to planning and developing ideas for events, we’d like assistance finding and soliciting sponsors, as well as office assistance the days/weeks leading up to the event and help on the night of the event.
Would you like to get updates on public policy related to IBD research and patient support? Join the Foundation's Advocacy Network to receive the monthly newsletter and advocacy alerts. Get more information and sign up here: www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/advocacy.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Wisconsin Chapter is proud to participate in the workplace giving campaigns of CHC and United Way. At many workplaces, employees can direct contributions to the charity of their choice. Look for our name and agency code in your company campaign. If you don't find us, please ask your employer to add Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Our Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) code is 71171.
If you have other ideas of ways you'd like to get involved, please contact us at the Wisconsin Chapter. Call (414) 475-5520 or email [email protected].
17100 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
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