Three Local Charities Win 2015 First Business Invitational For Charity
MADISON, WI, – Sept. 10, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) is pleased to announce The Aly Wolff Foundation as the first place winner of the 2015 First Business Invitational for Charity. The nonprofit organization will receive a check for $25,000 thanks to local business leaders Todd Carpenter of Baker Tilly and Adam Nonn of Nonn’s Kitchen Bath & Flooring who participated in the First Business Invitational for Charity golf event at
The second place winning charity is Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (MARC), and will receive a check for $5,000 thanks to CEO Corey Chambas and Brian Hagen of First Business. The third place winning charity is Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, and will receive a check for $3,000 thanks to Mike Victorson and Sean LaBorde of M3 Insurance Solutions.
The First Business Invitational is a forum where local business leaders compete for a local charity of their choice. The event was designed with two-person teams competing in a best ball format. First Business Bank covers 100 percent of the event costs.
“This event combines two great qualities of business leaders: the competitive spirit and the desire to make a difference,” says Mark Meloy, CEO of First Business Bank. “Thank you for the great event, supporting local charities. Todd Carpenter and Adam Nonn played for my daughter’s charity, when they called me and told me they won, I was speechless.” said Russ Wolff, father of Aly Wolff. “We are so blessed to have people like Todd and Adam supporting Aly’s cause and the bank supporting local charities. Thanks for everything you do.” added Russ.
The Aly Wolff Foundation provides seed funding to cancer research projects at the UW Carbone Center. It’s most recent initiative is providing funding for “real hair” wigs for young women fighting cancer. The Aly Wolff Foundation began before Aly’s passing, and continues to execute her mission. In its fourth year, its goal is to exceed a half a million dollars in donations.
Todd Carpenter of Baker Tilly said, “It is an honor to win for my longtime friend and business partner Russ Wolff, his wife Shelia, Aly Wolff, and the Aly Wolff Foundation. She was a beautiful girl who died way too soon.” He added, “We are so proud and so happy to win for them. We picked them because we know them and love them, and Aly was a special, special person.”
“The best part about this event is seeing the business leaders in Madison coming together to raise money for people that need help,” commented Adam Nonn of Nonn’s Kitchen Bath & Flooring. He continued, “I personally wanted to do something off the beaten path, try to raise awareness for something that wasn’t out there. That’s why we chose the Aly Wolff Foundation. Aly was a sweetheart, she was Russ’s and his wife’s life.”
The First Business Invitational started in 2011, since its inception, over $240,000 has been raised for local charities For more information on the First Business Invitational, go to www.firstbusinessinvitational.com.
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