The evening of July 19th marked the fourth annual Dairy Cares garden party and the group's largest donation yet to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
A check for $126,000 was presented to the hospital on behalf of Dairy Cares' supporters, which include both corporate and individual sponsors. Combined with the previous three years, Dairy Cares has raised a total of over $300,000 for the state-of-the-art medical center that is centered in Milwaukee and serves 40 locations throughout Wisconsin.
"At the core of Dairy Cares are Wisconsin dairy farm families and the businesses that support our way of life," said Jim Ostrom, dairyman and co-founder of the nonprofit organization. "We could not be more proud to give back on behalf of the dairy community in such a generous way to the Children's Hospital."
The garden party, hosted at the Ostrom home near De Pere, Wis., drew more than 300 guests.
Dairy Cares thanks the following sponsors: Milk Source, LLC, Brian Retzlaff Trucking, Shiloh Dairy, LLC, BMO Harris Bank, Semex, CRA, Hank Olson Construction, Inc., Drake Dairy Inc., Family Insurance Center, Larry & Kayleen Ferguson, Vanderloop Equipment, Aring Equipment Co., Inc., Fox Structures, Grassland/Wuethrich Foundation, Rice Dairy, Cargill, Nick Galante & Laurie J. Fischer-Galante, Badgerland Financial, BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Bayland Buildings, Inc., American Foods Group, LLC, Freudenthal MFG. Inc., Bill Lorrigan Construction, Sixel & Schwinn, Schenck, Mueller Excavating, Inc., Animart, Phil's Plumbing, Zeamer's Welding, Agromatic, Zoetis, RP Feed Components, Forrest Construction, G & K Services, Greenstone, Cornette Farm Supply, Knight Capital Americas, Meister Cheese Co., Tilth Agronomy Group, Tri-County Overhead Door, Northern Metal & Roofing, Novak's Cheese, Troy's Transport, DVO, Jim & Ruth Metz, JLS Electric / Mark's Electric, Animal Health International, Pat's Tire, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Remer Farms, Komro, Overhead Solutions, Kiel Vet Clinic, Livestock Water Recycling, Ebert Dairy Enterprises, Udder Tech, Blazei Hooftrimming, Scott and Renee Schrift, Mike's Welding & Repair, John and Keri Vosters, Thomas Seifert and Nancy Thomson, AG Electrical, DBMMC, Meadowbrook Farms, Roll-O-Matic Curtains, Waste Control Services, Eric and Angela Olstad, Jamie and Shannon Endvick, Mike De Coster Trucking, Schmidt Building and Equipment, Ann Mylin, Eau Galle Cheese Factory, Hydro Clean, Jerry and Diane Meissner, Van Wychen Farms, Ethan Hendricks, Gary Van De Loo Livestock, Scott and Julie Laufenberg, Kevin and Peggy Coffeen, Dan and Barb Natzke, Larry and Kay Ferguson, DeLaval, The Cheese Reporter, Alfalawn Farm, Schmidt's Ponderosa, Direct Enterprises, O'Harrow Farm and KSI Supply.