Heroes of the Week: Make A Difference-Wisconsin Volunteers
“The idea is that we want every kid in Wisconsin to have a chance to complete a basic financial education program before he or she graduates high school,” says Executive Director Brenda Campbell. During the 2012-2013 school year, 602 seminars were given at 70 high schools, reaching 6,198 students. The goal for the 2013-2014 school year is to reach 7,500 students. In addition, the organization recently launched a money-coaching pilot program for teens.
“We currently have 450 active volunteers. Because of our volunteers, we have been able to reach 33,000 kids in seven years,” says Campbell. “We could not begin to do the work we do without the amazing people involved, and you will not see a more active, engaged board of directors in Milwaukee. A huge thanks to all the wonderful people involved as volunteers. Because of you, we are making a difference.”
in bringing Make A Difference-Wisconsin’s free programming to your school?
Contact Campbell at 414-273-8101 to learn more. The nonprofit receives no government
funding and always appreciates donations. Volunteers are needed and those
interested need no prior experience and will be fully trained. For more
information about volunteering, donating or the nonprofit’s
annual fundraising Investment Conference, visit