For 13 years, organizers of the Fellowship Open, one of the nation’s largest diversity charity golf events, have embraced a philosophy and mission to lift up and inspire young people to become better leaders, to give back to their local communities and to succeed in the 21st century.
A great tradition of the Fellowship Open is its annual recognition of civic and business leaders whose records of service exemplify a strong commitment to investing in the next generation of leaders.
This year the Fellowship Open honored Charles Harvey, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Community Affairs for Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, as the recipient of the Community Leader Award for his work with youth.
The Fellowship Open also honored Milwaukee Bucks owner and former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl with the Fellowship Open Legends Award.
The 13th annual Fellowship Open, held Friday, August 16 at the Silver Spring Country Club in suburban Milwaukee, attracted more than 300 participants, including Chicago dignitaries such as Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul.
The event raised more $100,000 to benefit nonprofit youth organizations.
The Fellowship Open, founded more than a dozen years ago by a group of business and civic leaders to promote and inspire youngsters to aspire to careers in business and to foster community support for diversity and inclusion, is one of the nation’s largest empowerment golf tournaments attracting participants from more than 25 states.