Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards.

Charlie Daniel & Harold Gates

We are proud to recognize Charlie Daniel and Harold Gates as 50th Anniversary Backyard Heroes for their contributions to our work on equity and inclusion.

Charlie Daniel served as a long-time advisor to Community Shares of Wisconsin. Over the years, she has helped us understand the systemic barriers existing within our organization so we could improve collaborations with groups run by people of color.

Harold Gates, president and co-founder of the Midwest Center for Cultural Competence, played a key role early on in helping us transform into a more culturally competent organization through training and strategic planning. His support 20 years ago helped us form our first organizational goals around equity and inclusion, which steered us on our path to becoming a more deliberately anti-racist funder.

Thank you, Charlie and Harold!



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