FEI Named Finalist in 2018 BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards

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Milwaukee nonprofits recognized for innovative social enterprise

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FEI Behavioral Health, a social enterprise of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and leader in workforce resilience from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management, has been named a finalist in BizTimes Media LLC’s 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Awards, occurring November 2, 2018 at the Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

The 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Awards highlight the community impact of southeastern Wisconsin nonprofits by honoring corporate citizens and organizations for their ongoing commitment to making Milwaukee a better place to live, work and play. The program also salutes the work of for-profit organizations, executives and professionals who donate their time, talent and treasure to community causes.

Of the eight different categories featured in the awards, FEI has been named a finalist for Social Enterprise; a category that recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization.

One of the most successful social enterprises in America, FEI is wholly owned by the Alliance, a national network of social sector organizations working to achieve its vision of a healthy and equitable society.

Throughout its nearly 40-year history, FEI has contributed over $43 million (about $1 million annually) to support the Alliance’s work and the communities served by the human serving agencies of the Alliance’s Strategic Action Network. In addition, FEI offers Alliance member organizations an array of partnership opportunities to generate revenue, heighten community impact and enhance resilience of staff.

“FEI was founded to leverage the expertise of professional counselors and social workers in the Alliance network in order to build resilience within workforces, families and communities,” said Ted Uczen, FEI President and CEO. “Being considered for the Social Enterprise award is an honor and testament to the important work FEI has done in the community for 40 years. We are proud of our investment in the Alliance’s mission, and continually look for ways to strengthen communities in southeastern Wisconsin and throughout the country.”

Of the over 100 nominations submitted for the program, 26 finalists were named in the eight different categories. Other finalists for the Social Enterprise category include Brew City MKE Beer Museum and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. An overall winner in each category will be announced the morning of the event.

In addition to the awards themselves, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program will include a discussion about how psychological trauma affects Milwaukee and its workforce, featuring Marquette University president Dr. Mike Lovell and REDgen president Amy Lovell.

For more information on Nonprofit Excellence Award Ceremony, visit http://www.biztimes.com/npawards.

FEI has a 40-year history in enhancing workforce resiliency by offering a full spectrum of solutions, from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management. One of the most successful social enterprises in America, FEI was created by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national network of social sector organizations working to achieve its vision of healthy and equitable society. Visit http://www.feinet.com for additional information.

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