Hupy and Abraham, S.C. continues to support the Milwaukee Branch NAACP Scholarship Fund. Members of the law firm’s staff were in attendance at the NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner which was held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. More than 600 people turned out for the event. Keynote speaker Judge Greg Mathis delivered a thought provoking message focused on the theme of the event, Reform, Restore and Refocus, Affirming America’s Promise.
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. was recognized as a platinum sponsor. More importantly, Attorney Michael Hupy presented a $10,000 check to the NAACP Scholarship Fund bringing the law firm’s donations to more than $150,000 over the past fifteen years. The scholarships are reserved for local students. Ten students are selected each year and presented with a $2,000.00 scholarship to attend the college or university of their choice.
“Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is proud to be a consistent supporter of the organization”, said Attorney Hupy. The NAACP’s actions to promote fair treatment of our nations citizens, reform of our city’s communities and defend against attacks on civil rights is a strong part of the philosophy of Hupy and Abraham, S.C.. The firm traces its roots back to Attorney Lloyd Barbee, a respected community legislator, activist, leader, and NAACP member. The late Attorney Barbee was well-known for filing the law suit that lead to the integration of the Milwaukee Public School system.
Attorney Michael Hupy and Hupy and Abraham, S.C. have been recognized for their continued efforts to provide assistance to families in distress, aid to rising students, and other contributions to the community – efforts that continue to build upon the foundation laid by Attorney Barbee. This year’s donation to the NAACP Scholarship Fund is only one example of the continuing work by both the law firm and Attorney Michael Hupy. Attorney Hupy spoke about his commitment to put the interest of the public before the interest of his law firm. He stressed the importance of taking bold action, just as Attorney Barbee did, even in the face of retaliation.