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St. Ann Center Honors Special Friends

By May 18, 2016No Comments3 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Milwaukee WI May 18, 2016

Contact: Sharon Selz

(414) 977-5064; sselz@stanncenter.org

 

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care will add four new members to its Hall of Friends on Tuesday, May 24. Tim and Vivian Sullivan, Carol Cannon and Bishop Walter Harvey will be recognized at a special reception at 10 a.m. at the Center’s Stein Campus, 2801 East Morgan Avenue.

Established in 2014, the Hall of Friends Award recognizes people who have dedicated their time, talent and passion to furthering St. Ann Center’s mission of providing health and educational services for children, the elderly and adults with special needs. “Milwaukee is fortunate to have men and women who open their hearts and make great sacrifices to ensure our community is a better place for each person,”  said Sister Edna Lonergan, president and founder of the unique  day care for both children and adults.

Tim Sullivan, former president and CEO of Bucyrus International, is the chair of St. Ann Center’s Capital Campaign Committee and past chair of the Center’s board of directors. He led multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns to add an overnight respite center to the Stein Campus and build the Center’s new Bucyrus Campus, which opened at 2450 West North Avenue last September.

Sullivan’s wife, Vivian, is equally invested in St. Ann Center. “Both Vivian and Tim are dedicated Care Champions,” Lonergan said of a program through which donors cover the gap between government reimbursement and the actual cost of providing day care services. “They unofficially adopted one of our clients and check regularly on how she’s doing.”

Carol Cannon, with her brother Craig Nevins and sister-in-law Susie, co-chairs St. Ann Center’s largest fundraiser, bringing in more than $1 million in 12 years. “Carol puts her heart and soul into our Fulfilling the Dream Gala,” Lonergan said about the annual event honoring Cannon’s mother and longtime St. Ann Center volunteer, Florence Nevins.

Bishop Harvey, senior pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God for over 20 years, is a St. Ann Center board member who has been instrumental in introducing the Bucyrus Campus to its central city neighborhood. “He invited me to speak to his congregation, and helped generate staff for the new campus,” Lonergan said. His church is also partnering with St. Ann Center in fundraising for the construction of the Indaba Band Shell, a venue where community concerts, plays, dance performances, church services and more can be enjoyed right in the community.

During the Hall of Friends ceremony, St. Ann Center staff, day care children and adult clients will present the awardees with special gifts made together by the youngsters and adults. Plaques with the names of the honored friends will be added to a wall above the grand staircase.

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