2013 Philanthropy Issue
Publisher David Eliot
Editor Madeline Johnson
Photography Director Len Villano
Contributing Editors Bret Bicoy, Myles Dannhausen Jr., Alissa Ehmke, Matt Ledger, Katie Lott Schnorr, Sally Slattery, Carol Thompson, Len Villano
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In this issue
Leading by Example: Morgan Jandrin, for the love of littles
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. Eighteen-year-old Morgan Jandrin loves working with kids. “There’s always something new that happens,” she says. A senior at Southern Door High School, Morgan is enrolled in the elective Volunteerism course, through which she works at a nearby […]
Leading by Example: Donna Brown, living art, sharing art
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. Every summer, the children of itinerant cherry pickers in northern Door County participate in the Migrant Education Program, run by Gibraltar School and the Hardy Gallery. And every summer, artist and educator Donna Brown provides the arts […]
Leading by Example: Peter Sigmann, considering the next generation
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. Dr. Peter Sigmann has 50 years of primary practice experience under his belt and has been volunteering at the Community Clinic of Door County since moving to the county in 2000. As he welcomes me into his […]
Leading by Example: Greg Swain, answering the call
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. Greg Swain sits in the Sturgeon Bay office of his software company and makes a phone call to his Gibraltar Fire Department colleague Ward Merkel. “Hi, honey,” Swain jokes, and Merkel replies similarly from the other end […]
Leading by Example: Mike McHugh, The Pool’s the Thing
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and YMCA Swim Coach Mike McHugh is standing at the edge of the upper deck, gripping the railing and watching closely as a few dozen young kids swim back and forth in the […]
Leading by Example: Alison Carreño, mother and mentor
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. Alison Carreño knows that being the best parent you can be means staying connected to others. She was less than two years out of high school when her daughter Esmerelda, who is now six, was born. At […]
Charity is more important to Door County than to any other community in Wisconsin. Yes, I know, that sounds like hyperbole. Our hyper-competitive society already spends too much effort labeling things as the most, least, best or worst of something. So generally I try to be more moderate in my approach to most things. But […]
A large crowd gathered at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay for the Packers Tailgate Tour party on May 19, 2012. Mason Crosby, Jordy Nelson, Charlie Peprah, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and Hall of Famers Marco Rivera, William Henderson, and Larry McCarren attended the event. Photo by Len Villano. Matt Lutsey of Waseda Farms manned the […]
A lot of people that look up to celebrities these days do so for the absolute wrong reasons, just wishing they could party it up and spend money without a care in the world like their favorite flavor of the month. While Door County’s Pirates in the Harbour, a charity group that seeks to emulate […]
PowerFlour Makes Scarce Food More Nutritious
Door County is known as a charitable community, but not everyone gives locally. Some, like John Herlache and members of the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club, work with a non-profit that reaches across the globe called PowerFlour International. “When you’re talking about PowerFlour, you’re talking about malnutrition, prevention and treatment,” Herlache said. “It concerns digestion.” Food […]
Leading by Example: The Fight of Bo Johnson
In this year’s Philanthropy Issue we bring you the stories of seven people inspiring others in our community. We start with one who is with us only in spirit, but what a spirit he is. There were times during his chemotherapy treatments that Bo Johnson didn’t understand why he was going through such a painful […]
Charity Defense Council launched to Redefine how we Judge Charitites
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is fighting to reign in executive compensation, going so far as to create a task force to review compensation packages for a special class of the state’s executives. In an era where the gap is large between rich and poor, and in which the middle class has seen incomes stagnate, […]
Volunteers Honored at Golden Heart Awards
The first thing I hear when we want to recognize volunteers is “Oh, no…not me. I really don’t do that much. I just help where I can.” That’s the thing about volunteers. They minimize their importance because they truly believe that they’re not doing enough! Volunteers volunteer because they care. They care about the people […]
Anne Emerson, 2012 Philanthropist of the Year
Anne Haberland Emerson said she doesn’t wake up each day thinking about how she can help people. “I’ve only done things I thought were exciting and fun,” said the woman who left her job at the University of Chicago Press in 1969 to help her mother open a gallery in Fish Creek…and never left. But […]
A “Naturel Treasure” Goes Up for Auction
When it came time to decide what she wanted to paint for the cover of Door County Living’s fifth annual Philanthropy Issue, artist Karen Cook fell back on a scene that was both familiar and inspiring to her: the lakeside view from her home at Marshall’s Point in Sister Bay. “When we first moved here […]