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Northwoods Supports the Victims of the Waukesha Parade Tragedy

Leadership and employees donate $1,700 to the United for Waukesha Community Fund

(December 7, 2021) - Together, Northwoods leaders and employees have collectively donated $1,700 to the United for Waukesha Community Fund, a coordinated effort between Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, to support the needs of those impacted by the Waukesha holiday parade tragedy on November 21. 

With several clients based in Waukesha and Waukesha County, and employees who call both home, the Northwoods team immediately decided to help support the families of those killed or injured. The team chose to donate to the United for Waukesha Community Fund.

'We were extremely saddened to learn about the tragic events that occurred during the Waukesha holiday parade in November," says Rick Fessenbecker, managing director at Northwoods. "It's difficult to process such a senseless act of violence at any time, but even more so at what should be the happiest time of the year - the kickoff to the holiday season. Our team wanted to do something significant to help those directly affected, and with United Way being a client of ours, this was the most direct way for us to support the community. Our employees generously contributed more than 800 dollars to the fund, and our leadership team then matched those donations dollar-for-dollar."

One hundred percent of funds donated to the United for Waukesha Community Fund go directly to meeting the needs of the families impacted by the tragedy. If you'd like to join Northwoods in making a donation, visit the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County website.

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About Northwoods
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