Flowers Foundation Award Includes $50k Charitable Donation
MADISON — As a way to celebrate and promote free enterprise in the Badger State, the Stoughton-based Flowers Family Foundation will present the first annual Wisconsin Business Achievement Award at the State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon, presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), on October 15.
The award, which includes a $50,000 donation to a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization of the winner’s choosing, will honor an individual or entity that has had a positive impact on the Wisconsin economy.
“The purpose is to recognize the winner’s role in support of the Wisconsin economy, hoping that it will encourage others,” explained Rockne “Rock” Flowers, who served as WMC Chairman from 1982-84. He said the award could potentially honor activities like exporting, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education.
Nomination forms are available at wmc.org. Nominations will close August 1.
The winner will be chosen by a panel consisting of WMC President/CEO Kurt Bauer, UW Board of Regents President Mike Falbo, and Collin Levy of The Wall Street Journal.
Mail completed nomination to:
Flowers Family Foundation, Inc.
2364 Jackson Street, #308
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact June Bunting, Flowers Family Foundation President, (608) 692-7045.
For Further Information Contact:
Kurt R. Bauer, (608) 258-3400