Quarles & Brady LLP and the Fellowship Open were awarded the 2012 Community Service Award by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) at the Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee on September 27. The Fellowship Open has been providing groups serving the underserved with needed funds since 2001 and seeks to support organizations that are making a meaningful and demonstrable difference in the lives of youngsters in Milwaukee. To date, the Fellowship Open, founded by John W. Daniels, Jr., Chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP, has raised more than $700,000 for Milwaukee area organizations supporting youth and education.
In 2012, the Fellowship Open awarded the MCSO’s signature program, Shop with a Cop, one of eight pledges of financial support from this year’s fundraising efforts. Darlene Austin, Director of Diversity and Employee Relations for the Firm, accepted the Community Service Award on behalf of the Fellowship Open and Chairman Daniels.
In addition to providing agencies with needed funds, the Fellowship Open also leads young men and women to their “doors of opportunity” through a series of mentoring programs. Young people and business and civic leaders meet to discuss the possibilities for their bright futures, inspiring those youngsters with living examples and realistic hopes of what they can achieve. In the twelve years that the Fellowship Open has been in existence, it has highlighted and contributed to organizations that are having a real impact on kids in the city.
About the Fellowship Open
The Fellowship Open’s principal objective is to work with and support organizations that are making a meaningful and demonstrable difference in the lives of young people in the City of Milwaukee. During its 12-year existence, the Fellowship Open has raised more than $700,000 in support of more than 60 organizations that are having a real impact on Milwaukee youth. Additional information can be found at www.fellowshipopen.com
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office ‘Shop with a Cop’
‘Shop with a Cop’ is a nationally acclaimed program that has been part of the Milwaukee community since 2006. This annual event is designed to foster positive relationships between young people in the community and the Sheriff’s office. Supported financially by Milwaukee area businesses, children from the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee and the County Sheriff’s deputies enjoy breakfast and a day of holiday shopping together.