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Backyard Heroes

Backyard Heroes

Each month, Community Shares of Wisconsin and our sponsors, Budget Signs and Specialties, 105.5 Triple M, and Madison365 recognize two outstanding volunteers from our member nonprofits, who have given their time to create a more just community. These volunteers are seldom in the news but are always on the front lines of critical issues that make our community a better place to live. 
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Nonprofit Volunteers are our Backyard Heroes!

Through powerful, responsive collaboration on the front lines of social and environmental justice advocacy, Backyard Heroes make an impact. 

Past Backyard Heroes

 

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Rudd & Figueroa Velez

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Rudd & Figueroa Velez

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Hedi Rudd & Veronica Figeuroa Velez Community Shares of Wisconsin's executive committee is made up of...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Terrell & Beilfuss

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Terrell & Beilfuss

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Caryl Terrell & Katie Beilfuss The environmental movement in Madison is made up of an infrastructure of...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Urban & Quinlan

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Urban & Quinlan

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Wegner CPAs & Madison Community Foundation Community Shares of Wisconsin has many dear friends who have...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Daniel & Gates

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Daniel & Gates

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...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Storck & LaFlash

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Storck & LaFlash

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Rich Storck & Chad LaFlash Today we recognize two long-term leaders at Community Shares of Wisconsin –...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Hoes & Jess

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Hoes & Jess

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Bernie Hoes & Denise Jess   Today we feature the current board officers at Community Shares of...

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Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Wolf & Dickmann

Anniversary Backyard Heroes: Wolf & Dickmann

Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021 and is recognizing longtime volunteers and leaders with Anniversary Backyard Heroes Awards. Wenona Wolf & Emily Dickmann   Wenona Wolf and Emily Dickmann played key leadership roles as board...

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