As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are thankful for the partnership of the Milwaukee businesses who have supported us along the way. We'll be featuring a corporate partner each month in 2020 and the work they're doing throughout our city.
August Corporate Spotlight: Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health has partnered with UCC for many decades. their impact at UCC is far-reaching and transformational. The system's financial commitments include gifts to our women's residential programming, the new Early Learning Academy and education programs.
Advocate Aurora Health's Chief External Officer Cristy Garcia-Thomas serves as UCC's Board Vice Chair, guiding, advising, and leading our organization through successes and challenges. She exemplifies the effect that can be made through community service.
Across Wisconsin, the system encourages employee volunteerism through quarterly Aurora Weeks of Caring. In 2019, 1,985 Aurora employees volunteered over 2,000 hours with 65 different organizations throughout the state! Their volunteers can be seen making an impact at Hunger Task Force, St. Vincent de Paul, Sheboygan County Food Pantry, Camp Hometown Heroes, YMCA Green Bay, Shalom Center, Boys & Girls Clubs (Greater Milwaukee, Kenosha, Green Bay), Family Services of Grafton and The Gathering.
Advocate Aurora Health is committed to addressing health disparities in the communities they serve and they live this mission every day. During the COVID-19 epidemic, Aurora has developed culturally relevant messaging to engage communities of color and raise awareness about the need to build health equity, expand access to care, and improve health outcomes. Just one example is their Facebook Live events: Ask the Experts Back-to-School Edition hosted both in English and Spanish. (For more on their commitment to diversity and inclusion, see:
For all that you do for the UCC community and across our region, we say: Muchas Gracias Advocate Aurora Health!