On Tuesday August 11th, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County recognized five outstanding individuals for the 2015 Philanthropic 5 Award (P5 Awards).
The P5 Awards, created by United Way’s Emerging Leaders Council, recognize five community leaders in their 20s, 30s and 40s who give, advocate and volunteer for change throughout Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
The winners of this year’s P5 Awards are Jasmine Johnson, Rachael Hughes, Leah Jepson, Gopika SenthilKumar, Neil Kiekhofer, and Deanna Singh.
In addition to recognizing the 2015 Philanthropic 5 Awards Honorees, United Way’s Emerging Leaders recognized another outstanding member of the community through the inaugural Philanthropic Youth (PY) Award.
United Way’s first ever PY Award winner is Gopika SenthilKumar. Gopika was nominated by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County for her outstanding commitment to rallying youth to get behind causes that directly impact the community.
She not only started a school-wide United Way “Donate Your age” campaign at Brookfield Central High School, she also and serves as the youngest member of the 2015 United Way Campaign Cabinet.
Gopika organized the ‘Fill the Bus’ event for Backpack Coalition as a Resource Development Intern at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
Motivated by her driving passion to bring quality healthcare to the community, she also spends much of her free time volunteering at Froedtert Hospital and various other local nonprofits. Gopika was recently awarded the ‘Presidential Educational Excellence Award’ for her academic achievements in high school, and will be studying Biomedical Engineering and Pre-Med at UW-Madison starting this Fall.
Please join United Way in congratulating Gopika SenthilKumar, their first Philanthropic Youth Award winner!