ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP OPEN

The Fellowship Open was founded more than 18 years ago by a group of business and civic leaders to promote and inspire youngsters to pursue careers in business, and to foster support for diversity and inclusion in the business community. The event’s list of honorary chairs features some of Wisconsin’s most prominent professionals in business, government, and civic affairs. Each year, its ranks have grown with individuals that bring outstanding attributes and commitments to the community. Over the past 18 years, the Fellowship Open has contributed more than $2 million to youth organizations involving more than 80 organizations throughout Wisconsin.

 

The Fellowship Open's principal objective is to work and support organizations which are having a meaningful and demonstrable difference in the lives of the youngsters in the City of Milwaukee. In the 18 years that the Fellowship Open has been in existence, it has highlighted and contributed to organizations who are having a real impact on kids in the city.

The activities that the Fellowship Open have supported have affected literally thousands of youngsters in Milwaukee in all aspects of their development, including the arts, technology, job skills, and job readiness. Each year a group of youngsters is invited to participate in the event and meet with the honorary chairs. In addition, a number of students are provided personal computers for their use and development.

2018 HONOREES

Historically the Fellowship Open has selected an individual to honor in the community who has a long history of working with youth and who has impeccable character and symbolizes the faces of the Fellowship Open.

DR. GEORGE KOONCE

Senior Vice President of University Relations at Marian University and former Green Bay Packer Super Bowl Champion

LA RUE MARTIN, JR.

UPS Executive and former

NBA Player

DAVID E. GRUBER

Milwaukee Attorney