Dairy Cares Raises Record Amount

Dairy Cares of Wisconsin has kicked off its second decade in record fashion. The non-profit organization is revising its 2021 fundraising figure upwards with a new total of $335,000 raised, so far.

Sponsorships and donations prior to the July 31 Garden Party brought in $261,000. Funds raised through virtual and live auctions as well as supplemental donations have since push the total upward to the new landmark amount. “I’m excited and thrilled to be announcing this increase to our originally announced level,” said Jim Ostrom, Dairy Cares committee chairman. “A record number of sponsors and donors have stepped up to help our state’s most vulnerable residents”

Since Dairy Cares’ inception 11 year ago, the volunteer organization has now raised more than $1.8 million for Children’s Wisconsin. “Next year, we hope to celebrate our next milestone by surpassing $2 million lifetime,” Ostrom said.

Since 2010, Dairy Cares has united dairy industry professionals, other agricultural leaders, affiliated industries, and like-minded individuals who support the groundbreaking medical advancements and efforts of Children’s Wisconsin.

“On behalf of the Children’s Wisconsin family, we are so grateful to Dairy Cares of Wisconsin and their incredible community of supporters,” said Christine Baranoucky, Children’s Wisconsin Foundation Vice President of Engagement & Stewardship.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Children’s Wisconsin provides care through 40 statewide locations. These various sites provide a range of specialized services, from dealing with childhood terminal illness and cancer to psychological disorders. Experts in premature birth, the neonatal intensive care unit is ranked top in the nation. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.