First Business Bank raises $33K for nonprofits thru golf tournament

Brookfield, Wis.-based First Business Bank hosted its annual Charity Golf Invitational on Aug. 22 at the Oconomowoc Golf Club, raising $33,000 for Milwaukee and Madison nonprofits. 

During the event, local business leaders take part in two-person teams on behalf of a local charity of their choosing. The $2.7 billion First Business Bank covers all of the event costs. The event has generated more than $600,000 for nonprofits in Madison and Milwaukee nonprofits over the past 11 years.

“The past few years I’ve had the pleasure of being part of this event, it’s inspirational to see the generosity and passion as our business leaders put a lot of effort into winning for their favorite nonprofits,” said Kevin Kane, president of the Southeast Wisconsin market of First Business Bank. “The goodwill between our local business community and dedicated nonprofits is outstanding and I’m so glad First Business Bank can play a small part of bringing the two together for good.”

Handicap Flight winners

  • Terry Schultz and Mike Budgins won first place in the handicap flight, helping the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack of Waukesha County receive $15,000. The nonprofit was founded a decade ago to fill backpacks with food to close the weekend gap for students in need. The organization assists more than 3,600 children at 36 schools throughout Waukesha County. 
  • John Richter and Riley Yemm, who won second place in the handicap flight, secured $9,000 for Meta House, a Milwaukee nonprofit that helps women overcome substance abuse disorders.
  • Dale Van Dam and Walter Cain, who won third place, secured $4,500 for United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.  

Callaway Flight winners 

  • By winning first place, Scott Robb and Mike Mack secured $3,000 for the Delavan-Darien School District Foundation. 
  • Matt Krutza and Greg Block secured $1,500 for Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee by winning second place.