Stritch Showcase fundraiser set for Oct. 9

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:25:00 PM

The Stritch Showcase, a fundraising event to honor, support and celebrate Cardinal Stritch University’s 75th anniversary, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9, with event chairs Anita and Al Costigan and Martha and Mark Flaherty welcoming community members and friends of the University.

“I truly believe it is the Franciscan tradition and values that set Stritch apart,” said Martha Flaherty, ’78 ’90, who earned associate and bachelor’s degrees in art from Stritch. “When Stritch’s faculty, staff, alumni and friends are able to come together amid this inconspicuous yet courageous Franciscan ‘aura,’ we’re able to help ensure that it seeps into each student’s experience and quietly and beautifully transforms them.”

The event, which will include a reception, silent auction, dinner and program, will be held in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center. Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, will be honored with the University’s Community Builder Award for his significant and ongoing work in support of education in Milwaukee.

In addition to serving as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and treasurer of Summerfest, Sheehy chairs the board of Rocketship Charter School and serves on the boards of Milwaukee College Preparatory, the Milwaukee Partnership Academy, Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE), Schools That Can Milwaukee, Milwaukee Charter School Advocates, Milwaukee Succeeds, School Choice Wisconsin, and Teach for America.

"Tim’s commitment to finding solutions to the problems Milwaukee faces in its business and educational areas is considerable,” said Dr. James Loftus, Stritch president. “His vision, leadership and advocacy have resulted in meaningful change that will help give young people a better shot at success.”

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