VOLUNTEERS AT WORK
At AEG, we are not only committed to our client organizations, but we are committed to our community as well. With our desire to do good, combined with the positive energy that surrounds our corporate responsibility we look forward to our annual holiday volunteer event with The Hunger Task Force. Each year we get together down at their warehouse to stock hundreds of boxes that we fill with essentials for the elderly.
“This is a really great event for us, we work hard, but have even more fun working together to support this great cause,” says Denise Harris, President and CEO of AEG. “Knowing these people are receiving the care they should, makes it all so worth it.”
In addition to our corporate responsibility, many of our employees volunteer their time with other organizations and events, in an effort to give back.
ADAM SAARI – SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
During his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering with the Wisconsin Sierra Club Chapter, the John Muir Chapter as well as their regional group, Southeast Gateway.
Adam is also a regular blood donor.
ALEX LLANAS – ASSOCIATION MANAGER
Alex volunteers his time with his sons Boy Scout troop picking up trash along the roadside. In addition to his environmental support, Alex collects canned goods for the food pantry located in Kenosha.
CALEY MUTRIE – SENIOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Caley tutors individuals pursuing their GED, preparing to become Naturalized US citizens, and ESL. She also mentors association professionals preparing for the CAE examination that are seeking to advance in the profession.
COURTNEY HARRIS – ASSOCIATION SPECIALIST
Courtney has spent some time volunteering at her church for the homeless and has also volunteered at the local area women’s shelter.
DENISE HARRIS – PRESIDENT AND CEO
Denise is an active board member for the Pro Healthcare Foundation. She donates her time for the annual hospice center fundraiser and local cancer walks.
Denise, a prior board member with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition (WBCC), has been an active volunteer helping with fundraising events. She has also been an advisor to Wisconsin policymakers and is a lobbyist for the State Legislature for items supported by WBCC. “Breast cancer has deeply affected me and many loved ones, and because of that, I have a personal and professional commitment to supporting local efforts that are working to find a cure,” notes Harris.
Denise has also spent time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, helping to build houses in the greater Milwaukee area; working with the local elderly to assist with errands and visitation time; as well as with St. Bens in Milwaukee serving food to the homeless.
KATIE YOUNG EAGLE – ASSOCIATION SPECIALIST
Katie raises money and participates in the annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walk in Milwaukee every October.
Quarterly, she rounds up all the lost and found items from her gym, takes the items home to wash them, and then drops them off at the Hope House, a shelter in Walkers Point located in Milwaukee.
LIZ KUTZ – CONTROLLER
Liz volunteers her time with a couple senior living communities. She delivers Holy Communion to the homebound at Clifden Court Assisted Living in Franklin, and delivers lunches to the Francisan Villa Senior Living in South Milwaukee.
You can often see Liz working the Fiserv Forum concessions fundraising for the Oak Creek Marching Knights High School Band Program, and also volunteers at the Oak Creek High School to run the various concerts, solo ensemble performances, and girl’s basketball tournaments.
Liz also fundraises and participates in the Milwaukee Multiple Sclerosis event.
NICOLE CHEEVER – ASSOCIATION/CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST
Nicole volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul meal site by helping to feed the families that come in. She also donates any clothes or household supplies that she can. Nicole mentions, “Since we work with associations, often times there are unused conference items like old bags, water bottles, etc., so, with the approval of our client organizations, I will gather those up and drop off as well. The conference bags are particularly appreciated as the organizations can then use them to fill with items for the families to make for easy transportation.”
Nicole also volunteers, fundraises and participates in the annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walk in Milwaukee every October.
Her volunteer work doesn’t stop there, Nicole also volunteers with and participates in group discussions and community outreach with Versiti (formerly known as the Blood Center of Wisconsin and The Wisconsin Donor Network), and volunteers at the annual National Night out event in Milwaukee.
ROY SMITH – VICE PRESIDENT OF IT
Since 2007, Roy and his family have been fostering cats for the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue. In that time frame, Roy believes to have had a couple hundred cats come through his house!