Our annual fundraiser, held on Dec. 6 at the River Club of Mequon, honored 24 years of our service and support to seniors in Ozaukee County. The event offered both a nod to the past and a glimpse into the future.

State Rep. Jim Ott of the 23rd Assembly District was the master of ceremonies again this year.

The program included keynote speaker Jeff Wenzler, who inspired the audience about engaging and finding fulfillment in one’s life through purpose and passion.

Client Jim Augustine spoke from the heart sharing about the positive impact Interfaith Ozaukee and its volunteers have had on his life.

Our Executive director Maureen Squire helped the crowd envision a new and optimistic future for seniors in our county, one in which they are more likely to be able to age in place and remain independent. This future can be achieved, she said, through the continued efforts of organizations such as Interfaith Ozaukee and its volunteers – but that additional volunteers are always needed.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year Award was given to the Grafton Lions Club, whose members tirelessly help distribute gift bags to seniors from Interfaith Ozaukee, among other efforts throughout the year.

Stay tuned for information this spring about this year’s fundraiser.