Nonprofit of the Year Finalists

Literacy Services Named Finalist in 2018 BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Milwaukee, WIS. – Literacy Services of Wisconsin has been named a finalist in BizTimes Media LLC’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

The finalists will be recognized at a breakfast event on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The awards are designed to shine a light on the community impact of southeastern Wisconsin nonprofits. The program also salutes the work of for-profit organizations, executives, and professionals who donate their time, talent, and treasure to community causes.

More than 100 nominations were submitted for the program this year, and twenty-six finalists were named in eight different categories. An overall winner in each category will be announced the morning of the event.

In addition to the awards themselves, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program will include a discussion about how psychological trauma affects Milwaukee and its workforce, featuring Marquette University president Dr. Mike Lovell and REDgen president Amy Lovell.

Literacy Services of Wisconsin partners with motivated adults to provide access to quality basic education and skills training so they can improve their lives, enrich their families, and strengthen our community. Adults face obstacles when they lack basic knowledge, education credentials, and English language skills. Access to education and training breaks down barriers and opens opportunities to provide for themselves and their families.

 “The collective mission of the social service sector is one of commitment to community. It is an honor to be recognized among other incredible nonprofits doing transformative work. Adult literacy is an important part of creating a thriving Milwaukee. We believe in access, opportunity, and the concept that it is never too late. Empowering adults to live their best lives through education is why we have our locations throughout the city, reaching thousands of adult students every year. We are thankful to BizTimes for recognizing our commitment to local literacy." – Holly McCoy, Executive Director

We are overjoyed to be in the company of the other amazing finalists for the Nonprofit Organization of the Year – Small award. Congratulations to Cathedral Center Inc., CORE El Centro, and Northwest Side Community Development Corp. for the hard work you do in our community to deserve this recognition. A complete list of finalists and their designated categories can be found at

To register to attend the Nonprofit Excellence Award Ceremony, visit