Milwaukee Bucks and Sixteenth Street share commitment to improving outcomes for Milwaukee’s most vulnerable
Milwaukee, Wis. (June 15, 2017) – Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers today announced Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks, as the honoree of the 2017 Roast. The signature fundraiser will take place on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Downtown Kitchen.
Founded as a storefront clinic in 1969, Sixteenth Street now serves nearly 40,000 patients each year – the vast majority of whom are without health insurance or rely on Medicaid – providing high quality health care, behavioral health services, social services and health education through its five clinic locations in addition to an array of comprehensive community initiatives.
“We are proud to be honoring Peter and the entire Milwaukee Bucks organization because of their active engagement in the community and, like Sixteenth Street, their dedication to improving outcomes for Milwaukee’s underserved,” said Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street. “Roasting Peter will be a wonderful celebration of his community-driven leadership and our shared commitment to improving the environment where our patients live, work and play.”
As an honoree, Mr. Feigin joins a timeless list of our community’s most elite corporate, civic, sport and philanthropic leaders. Over the past 20 years, Sixteenth Street has honored greats such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Marcus Corporation Chairman Steve Marcus, Founder and Managing Partner of Hammes Company Jon Hammes, US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, Commissioner Bud Selig, Governor Jim Doyle and Senator Herb Kohl.
“I’m honored to be recognized by such a vital and dedicated local organization as Sixteenth Street,” Peter Feigin said. “One of the key focus areas for the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation is youth health and wellness and we are proud to share in Sixteenth Street’s mission of making a positive difference for our city. I am thrilled to be part of the 2017 Roast and look forward to a great evening.”
As the only source of healthcare for much of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable population, Sixteenth Street’s mission lies not only in providing high quality healthcare, but in giving individuals and families the support and services they need to make wellness a sustainable reality. The community health center achieves this through in-home lead testing, nutrition classes, neighborhood revitalization, diabetes support groups, asthma home evaluations, case management for every new baby and more. Funds raised at this year’s Roast will support this extended footprint and enhance Sixteenth Street’s ability to provide the right care, at the right place at the right time for those in the community who so desperately need help.