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The Masterpiece Ltd. distributes $37,500 to local charities

Milwaukee, Wis. (Nov. 1, 2014) The Masterpiece Ltd., the nonprofit organization that hosts the annual Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance and associated events, has announced that proceeds from the 2014 activities allowed the organization to donate $37,500 to charity. The proceeds will be divided evenly and shared with the Masterpiece Ltd.’s designated charities for 2014: Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Meta House.

“I’m delighted to report, by any measure, our 10th year was our most successful,” said Leon Flagg, chairman. “Thanks to the response of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers we are pleased to generate these funds which will do so much good in our community.”

Each of the three designated organizations will receive a check for $12,500.

Presentation schedule: (Media invited to attend)

  • Meta House, Nov. 6, noon, 2625 N. Weil St., Milwaukee
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Mardak Administration and Training Center, 1558 N. 6th St., Milwaukee
  • Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 5 p.m., Children’s Hospital Corporate Center, 999 N. 92nd St, Milwaukee.

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin supports people with autism spectrum disorders, their families, professionals, and others, by sharing information, supporting research, providing networking opportunities and promoting awareness through education and training. “The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is grateful and honored to be a part of the 2014 Milwaukee Masterpiece. This donation will help provide information, support, and guidance to families living with autism,” said Emily Levine, executive director.

Known as the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee offers high-quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. “We are honored to have partnered with The Milwaukee Masterpiece and are humbled by its generosity and commitment to the community,” said Vincent Lyles, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Meta House ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families. Since opening its doors in 1963, the cornerstone of its program has been substance abuse treatment for women. Always innovating, the agency also offers parenting, vocational and educational services to clients and a wide array of services for their children. Amy Lindner, president & CEO, notes, “Milwaukee Masterpiece’s incredible support helps to transform the lives of women and families in our community. It is with their help that we are able to continue this vital work and give hope to some of our community’s most vulnerable.”

The Masterpiece Ltd., a501 (c)(3) organization, is organized and operated exclusively to support other public charities including but not limited to those operating in southeastern Wisconsin which provide medical and social service care and relief to underprivileged children and families through various motor vehicle-related fundraising events.