Making a Difference in the Heart of Our Community
With our heart at the foundation of everything we do, we are incredibly proud to reach out our hand to philanthropic organizations throughout the community – with special attention to those located in our immediate neighborhood. Our employees, the Badger Family, relentlessly dedicate their time and talent to longtime community partners, helping to strengthen our neighborhoods, inspire our youth, celebrate diversity, and enrich the community in which we live and work.
2019 Walk & Run for Wishes
It was another record-breaking year for Badger Mutual at Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s Walk for Wishes! We rallied together to raise over $20,000 to grant wishes for Wisconsin children.
Specifically, the money we raised granted the wishes of two very special kids:
Juniper is a 5-year-old from Milwaukee who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia and wishes to go to Walt Disney World Resort. She is a fun-loving girl who loves ballet, going outside, and doing gymnastics.
Harlow is a 9-year-old from Hartland who is also battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed in 2017, Harlow is now in the maintenance phase of her treatment. She is still working with wish granters to dial in on her one true wish.
Badger Mutual is proud to support our friends at Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and, each year, we are ecstatic to see the growing success of the Walk for Wishes at Milwaukee’s lakefront.
Since Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s founding in 1984, more than 6,500 children and families with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the state have experienced the transformative power of a wish.
Badger Mutual Lives United!
Employees donated over $33,000 to the United Way campaign in 2019.
United Way is a nonprofit organization that brings together partners from various organizations to work toward common goals, resulting in a better quality of life for all. Since their start in 1909, they have invested over $1 billion to solve our community’s most serious problems.
Badger Mutual Sponsors the Youth Wall of Fame and Teen Center
Each year UCC and Badger Mutual honor outstanding achievements by the community’s youth through the selection of five individuals for the Badger Mutual Wall of Fame. Students are nominated based on their academics, school activities, extracurricular activities, and dedication to community service. Their pictures and brief overviews of accomplishments hang on the walls of the United Community Center Learning Center.
Badger Mutual is proud to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding students recognized at the UCC 49th Anniversary Dinner on May 3, 2019: Marianna Espinoza, Alan Angulo, Bryan Mercado, Leticia Hernandez Salazar and Yosielys Vargas.
Wall of Fame – Where Are They Now?
Every year for the past 30 years, exceptional students have been selected for the Badger Mutual Wall of Fame. We are so proud of all of our Wall of Fame Alumni and excited to show them off!
The United Community Center (UCC) provides personal development programs to Hispanics and near-south side residents of all races and ages in education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services in an effort to help individuals achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of personal development.
Badger Mutual has chosen the artwork of many talented student artists from Bruce-Guadalupe Community School to be hung on the walls of the home office. Each year our collection grows! In addition to the visual impact the beautiful artwork provides, each student’s piece reminds employees and visitors of the patience, determination, and hard work it takes to be successful. Badger Mutual is proud to support the young artists in our community and showcase the success and talent of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School Art Program.
Through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School operates as an extension of the UCC and includes a K4 – 8th grade charter school within its campus.
Badger Mutual 2019 Giving Tree
120 gifts collected for the Don & Sallie Davis Boys & Girls Club!
Our Christmas Giving Tree makes its grand appearance in the Badger Mutual Conference Center right after Thanksgiving. After choosing a card with a child’s age and gift wishes, employees purchase, wrap, and place the gifts under the tree. The gifts are then delivered to the children’s families to place under their own tree, making the holiday season a little brighter for neighborhood families in need.
Christmas Present Wrap Party
Badger Mutual volunteers helped the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee wrap thousands of presents in early December. Once all the toys are wrapped, they are distributed to more than 40 various Club Christmas parties so every child attending is guaranteed a present during the holiday season.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has been helping local kids and teens since 1887. Today, it is the largest youth-serving agency in the city and has grown to be one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the country. Their vision is to ensure the academic and career success of every member that walks through their doors.
Badger Mutual Insurance Women’s Amateur
The Badger Mutual Insurance Women’s Amateur held at the Brown Deer Golf Course is one of the largest amateur women’s tournaments of its kind in our area. We owe the success of the event to the Brown Deer Women’s Club, staff at the Brown Deer Golf Course, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and the golfers.2019 Results Tournament Info
The Badger Mutual Insurance Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament benefits local charities including the Sojourner Family Peace Center and LOTUS Legal Clinic.
The Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 individuals every year. Lotus Legal Clinic provides free legal counsel to survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking.