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Sonnentag Foundation Release

Sonnentag Foundation Board Member, Rebecca Sonnentag, introduces Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin Board Member Mike Gosenheimer at the 2021 Golf Outing hosted by County Materials.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin is the proud recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Sonnentag Foundation to continue our efforts serving youth facing adversity through mentoring.

The Sonnentag Foundation targets their support to organizations in cities where County Materials Corporation and County Prestress, LLC have facilities. One major focus for the foundation is supporting programs and projects that target underserved children and youth. They look for organizations that provide services and resources related to career and workforce readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadership development, academic help, recreation opportunities, life skills training, STEM and youth mentorship –  all valuable programs that lead to self-sufficiency and independence. These resources are especially vital for at-risk youth. “We believe that empowering disadvantaged youth and their families makes a positive and lasting difference in our local communities.” (from the Sonnentag Foundation website)

County Materials raises funds to support groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin at their annual charity golf event, where they ensure that every dollar contributed goes directly to the charities supported by the Sonnentag Foundation. Since hosting its first charity golf outing in 2007, County Materials has raised more than $1.8 million for the foundation, continuing to help change people’s lives for the better in the communities where the company has locations. The Sonnentag Foundation supports more than 60 charitable organizations in four key service areas: Hunger & Homelessness Support; Military Personnel & Veteran Support; Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services; and Mentoring & Skills Building.

Thank You Green Bay Packers Foundation

The Green Bay Packers Foundation recently awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin  a $4,000 grant. This grant is designated specifically for developing STEM/STEAM Youth Mentoring programs in partnership with area schools and technology businesses.

Our Board of Directors and staff want to publicly thank the Packers Foundation for their generosity and commit that we will be diligent in using their funds for its intended purposes.

If you would like to support our STEM/STEAM initiative by volunteering, please contact Craig Bergum, our staff person leading this effort, at cbergum@bbbs4kids.org.

BBBS of South Central Wisconsin Appoints Kurt Saterbak as Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin announced today that Kurt Saterbak has been chosen as the new Executive Director. An experienced leader with extensive nonprofit consulting experience, Mr. Saterbak will succeed outgoing Executive Director Pam Carper, and will assume responsibilities on July 12, 2021. Mr. Saterbak has experience with Boy Scouts of America, as well as with Saterbak & Associates, his previous consulting firm.

“Kurt’s background in program development will help us expand our mission to provide one-to-one mentoring that will help the youth reach their full potential.,” said Edward Chady, Treasurer, Board of Directors. “With his vast experience in fundraising, we hope to expand our reach in the community and serve more youth.”

While at Saterbak & Associates, Mr. Saterbak successfully directed campaigns for capital projects totaling $48 million throughout the upper Midwest and Northeast United States. His consulting firm focused on family-oriented organizations and services, and was able to guide clients to develop initiatives focused on membership, special events, annual giving, planned giving, and corporate sponsorships.

“In his position at Boy Scouts of America, Kurt demonstrated skills with fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and staff management,” said Mike Gosenheimer, Secretary, Board of Directors. “In addition, Kurt’s previous consulting experience gives him deep insight into how nonprofit organizations operate, and I believe he will be a key player in the growth and continued success of the agency.”