You’re invited to Community Shares of Wisconsin’s annual Community Change-Maker Awards on Thursday, September 22, 2022. This hybrid event will take place in person at Union South and online.

We will celebrate local leaders and organizations who are advancing social and environmental justice in our community.

Tickets purchased in support of this event help CSW award $1,000 each to the three nonprofits represented by the Change-Maker Award winners and the three nonprofit winners of the CSW Collaboration Award.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $50. Purchase your tickets or sponsor the event today.

Change-Maker Award winners

Dana Pellebon, nominated by OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center
Winner of the Liesl Blockstein Community Leadership Award

Phyllis Greenberger, nominated by Disability Rights Wisconsin
Winner of the Sally Sunde Family Advocate Award 

Elisabeth Lambert, nominated by ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation
Winner of the Linda Sundberg Civil Rights Defender Award

Community Shares of Wisconsin Collaboration Award winners

This award recognizes CSW member nonprofits that demonstrate the power of collaboration with their coordinated efforts to lead impactful social justice change within our community. This year’s winners will be recognized for using the power of the law to protect the health of Wisconsin communities.

Wisconsin Environmental Health Network (the environmental arm of Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin), Midwest Environmental Advocates, and River Alliance of Wisconsin

Community Shares of Wisconsin Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

R. Richard (Dick) Wagner, for being instrumental in the movement for LGBTQ equality in Wisconsin and especially in Dane County. Awarded posthumously.

To sponsor this event or buy tickets: 2022 Community Change-Maker Awards

Have questions? Contact Susan Kilmer at [email protected] or call 608-256-1066 x 211

Community Shares of Wisconsin strives to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to participate. Please connect with Susan Kilmer at [email protected] or 608-256-1066 x211 to request an accommodation or to register for this event outside of the Eventbrite system.

The Community Change-Maker Awards event is generously presented by UW Credit Union.

Community Shares of Wisconsin is committed to protecting your health at our events by following the current guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County.

At the in-person event, we have added an extra hall at Union South so we can all spread out more in the space and will only have 8 people to a table instead of the usual 10. Masks are encouraged and will be available along with hand sanitizer.

We are also offering an online virtual option if you would rather not attend in person. If you are not feeling well on the day of the event, please attend using the online virtual option instead.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kilmer at [email protected] or 608-256-1066 x211.


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