Thank you for joining us for Hearts for Helping: Live From Dane County
Thank you for joining us for Hearts for Helping: Live From Dane County with lead sponsor, National Guardian Life Insurance Company.
The live broadcast event included a mix of exciting celebrity appearances, Community Hero Awards, a Youth Talent Show, and musical performances!
Rewatch the event here.
With your help, we raised a total of $377,456, exceeding our fundraising goal of $350,000. These funds will go directly towards supporting thousands of Dane County Youth. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, donors, and supporters.
Youth Talent Show
Hearts for Helping provided an opportunity for youth to perform on a large stage and the chance to win a $5,000 Grand Prize. Submissions were received from many individuals and groups encompassing all forms of the arts including music, dance, comedy, spoken word, performing arts and more.
Youth Talent Show Finalists
Tyler Stoll – Trombonist
Hadijah Gano – Singer
Mauriana Barksdale – Singer
Aniyah Kunz – Spoken Word Artist
Abilene Thao – Artist
Congratulations to our winner, Mauriana Barksdale!
Hearts for Helping recognized local business and community leaders for their work in the previous year, awarding them a Community Hero Award. Congratulations to our awardees!
Individual Achievement Hero – Jazzman Brown
Corporate Social Responsibility Hero – David Endres
Philanthropy Hero – Jenny Meicher Santek
Excellence in Community Service Hero – Chef Dave Heide
Commitment to Social Justice Hero – Corey Marionneaux
Black Excellence Hero – Jackie Morris
Additional Special Guests
Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paul Tonnesen – CEO, Blount International
Mike Mohan – President & COO, Best Buy
John Hartmann – COO, Bed Bath & Beyond and President, buy buy Baby
Thank You To Our Sponsors
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
UW Health & UnityPoint Health-Meriter
Madison Gas & Electric
BMO Harris Bank
Master Works Design Group
Palmer Johnson Power Systems
Forward Theater Company
Summit Credit Union
University of Wisconsin-Madison