Anthony Birdsall Named Philanthropist of the Year

The Door County Community Foundation named Reverend Anthony Birdsall as the 2014 Door County Philanthropist of the Year at a luncheon on June 18 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor.

“Philanthropists champion the causes that resonate in their heart,” ?said Bret Bicoy, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “They cannot help but openly share their passion with those around them. Their enthusiasm for service is contagious.”

“Most importantly,” said Bicoy, “A philanthropist is one who believes that the best way to lead is by serving others.”

Although retired, Fr. Tony is constantly filling in from the southernmost to the northernmost parishes on the peninsula, saying masses twice a month on Washington Island.

Fr. Tony has given tirelessly and quietly within our entire community. His love of children has inspired him to give of both his time and his treasure. To this day, he has playground duty at St. John Bosco and takes time to have lunch with the children. For more information visit