Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Community Shares of Wisconsin / Community CHIP (Please RSVP, 608-256-1066 by the morning of Wednesday, 9/21). Our event will be Tuesday, September 27th, 5:00 -7:30 pm at Monona Terrace Convention Center.

In 1971 some people were:

  • Listening to Carol King’s Tapestry
  • Working on the ’72 presidential campaign
  • Reading the Pentagon Papers

And some people were organizing a new nonprofit.

On September 27 join us to celebrate how that nonprofit has funded 40 years of change. We will:

  • View a short video about our four decades of progress
  • Hear from Tammy Baldwin and Mark Pocan
  • Recognize award winners Susie Earley, Bobby Peterson, and Gricel Santiago-Rivera

We are ready for the next 40 years of change. Join us!

Special Award Winners


Gricel Santiago-RiveraGricel Santiago-Rivera
Nominated by UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence
Winner of the Liesl Blockstein Community Leadership Award

“It’s an honor for me to see how our work affects women months and years later. They become less fearful, more empowered, more skilled at parenting, and able to make better choices for the future.” — Gricel Santiago-Rivera

“Gricel is an incredible attorney–she’s able to guide our clients in the intricacies of family law and immigration law. She changes women’s lives.”      — Cecilia Gillhouse, Executive Director of UNIDOS




Bobby Peterson
Nominated by ABC for Health
Winner of the Sally Sunde Family Advocate Award

“Our work informs our viewpoint that access Bobby Petersonto health care coverage is an essential element in people’s lives. Wit hout that grounded perspective, it’s easy to be dismissive of the significant challenges low-income people face getting health care services.” — Bobby Peterson, founder of ABC for Health

“He encourages his staff to always think creatively, since most solutions aren’t in law books. He credits his mom–and her dealing with her own health care–as the foundation for keeping him grounded and compassionate in his day-to-day work.” — Brynne McBride, Associate Director, ABC for Health

Susie Earley
Nominated by the Fair Wisconsin Education Fund
Winner of the Linda Sundberg Civil Rights Defender Award

“I believe everyone knows someone in the LGBT community.

Susie Earley

Why wouldn’t we want to extend equal rights to these important people in our lives? Fair Wisconsin Education Fund has taken on a critical fight in Wisconsin, and I want to do all I can to make sure that it succeeds.” — Susie Earley

“Susie has written tens of thousands of thank-you notes to donors over the years. Her work saves us significant money and staff time but, more
importantly, it helps us build donor relationships. For Susie, civic duty goes
far beyond voting–she’s passionate about justice and human rights issues.”  
— Katie Belanger, Executive Director, Fair Wisconsin


Our Sponsors


Heartland Credit Union Johnson Bank WEA Trust Wegner LLP

Video Sponsors

105.5 Triple M Budget Signs and Specialties The Isthmus


Wells Print and DigitalM3 Park Bank Thermo Fisher Scientific UW Health Xerlith Printing and Copyingeflexgroup
SoFargo Ink

Community Investors

Custer Financial Services
Delta Properties
The Douglas Stewart Company
First Business Bank
Gordon Flesch Company
Johnson Block and Company, Inc.
Madison Development Corp
Matt Reedy – Madison Design Co-op
Monona State Bank
Morgridge Center for Public Service
St. Mary’s Hospital

Activist Sponsors

David Allen
Emily Dickmann and Tom Kuplic
Marc Eisen and Connie Kinsella
Nicole Gotthelf
Linda Ketcham and Kimberly Fisher
Art and Sue Lloyd
Kevin and Deborah Magee
Debby and Dan Meyer
Mary and Ken Rouse
Jane Sadusky and Kim Bean
Paul and Ladonna Smith

Advocate Sponsors

Tammy Baldwin
Julie Anne Chase
Nora Cusack and Brent Nicastro
James DiUlio
Gene Farley
Billy Feitlinger and Susie Hobart
Cindy Fesemyer
Dorothy C. Gosting
Jonathan Gramling
Anne Habel
Darcy Haber
Kathy Johnson
Andrea Kaminski
Sharyl Kato
Paul and Atsuko Kusuda
Stuart Levitan
Denise Matyka and Margaret McMurray
Marianne Morton and Bob Mitchell
Mary Beth Schlagheck
Jay Solwold and Crystel Anders
Caryl and Robert Terrell
DeEtte Tomlinson
Louise Trubek
Candace Weber
David and Sandy Zweifel

Grassroots Sponsors—Our CSW Member Groups

1000 Friends of Wisconsin
ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation
Clean Wisconsin
Common Wealth Development
Community GroundWorks
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison
Freedom Inc.
Gathering Waters Conservancy
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund
Midwest Environmental Advocates
New Harvest Foundation
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Wisconsin
The Progressive
Project Home
River Alliance of Wisconsin
Sierra Club Foundation, John Muir Chapter
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Wisconsin Community Fund
Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Wisconsin Women’s Network
WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio


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