June 6, 2014

Dairy Cares of Wisconsin seeks sponsoring partners

July 21, 2014 – Dairy Cares of Wisconsin is seeking businesses and individuals to join in supporting fundraising efforts for their chosen cause, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Since 2011, Dairy Cares’ generous sponsors and donors have collectively raised over $300,000. This gift to the hospital’s general fund on behalf of the dairy community and its supporting industries represents a heart-felt commitment to positively impacting Wisconsin children and their families who seek the medical excellence provided at the renowned pediatric care center during the toughest of times.

Giving back in this way is a calling that dairy producers like Jim Ostrom have answered.

“In Wisconsin, we are blessed with being the best place in the country to milk cows and do business,” explains the co-founder of Dairy Cares. “Many of us have had success, and we want to give it back.”

The Dairy Cares committee selected Children’s Hospital as their recipient because of its broad reach. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides statewide care through 40 different locations. These various sites provide a range of specialized services, from dealing with childhood terminal illness and cancer to psychological disorders. Experts in premature birth, the neonatal intensive care unit is ranked top in the nation.

“Nearly everyone we have met has an experience of somebody they know who was touched by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and how they care for young children who are ill,” Ostrom adds.

As Dairy Cares approaches its fourth year, the non-profit organization invites businesses and individuals to join this cause. Sponsoring partners receive event recognition for their tax-deductible gift during the annual garden party, which is set for July 19 at the home of Jim and Annette Ostrom, De Pere, Wis.

“All of us here in Wisconsin are part of the dairy industry in some way, and so many of us have been personally touched by Children’s Hospital,” Ostrom says. “We invite our friends from the dairy community and beyond to pledge their support and demonstrate just how much dairy truly does care about the children and families of Wisconsin.”

For more information on becoming a Dairy Cares sponsor, visit the How to Sponsor page, or contact one of these sponsorship co-chairs: Jim Ostrom (; 920-378-6127), Laurie Fischer (; 920-366-1880) or Gordon Speirs (; 920-371-4402).  Sponsorships can also be mailed directly to Dairy Cares of Wisconsin, Inc., 1835 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 10571, Appleton, Wis.

Dairy Cares thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2013: BMO Harris Bank, Milk Source, Brian Retzlaff Trucking, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Drake Dairy, Family Insurance Center, Grassland Dairy Products, Hank Olson Construction, LDS, Semex, Shiloh Dairy, Vanderloop Equipment, Overhead Solutions, Van de Loo Farms, Airing Equipment Comapany, American Foods Group, Animal Health International, Animart, Bayland Buildings, BelGioioso Cheese, Cornette Farm Supply, DVO, First Capitol Ag/Knight Capitol, Fox Structures, Freudenthal MFG, G&K Services, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Komro Sales & Service, Mueller Excavating, Nick Galante & Laurie Fischer Galante, Novak’s Cheese, Pagel’s Ponderosa, Pat’s Tire Sales and Service, Phil’s Pumping & Fab, Pine River Pre-Pack, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Schenck S.C., Sixel & Schwinn, Troy’s Transport, Baylake Bank, Ethan Hendricks, Gary Van de Loo Livestock, John & Keri Vosters, Larry & Kay Ferguson, Remer Farms, Thomas Seifert and Nancy Thompson, JLS Electric, Mark’s Electric, Bill Lorrigan Construction, Dan & Barb Natzke, Glacier Transit and Storage, J. Jadin Inc., Jamie & Shannon Endvick, Larson Acres, Modern Dairy Systems, Roll-O-Matic Curtains, RP Feed Components, Vanderkinter Farms, Ebert Dairy Enterprises, Udder Tech, Blazei Hooftrimming, Darlington Dairy Supply Co., Leo Van De Yacht Drilling, Scott & Renee Schrift, Tri-County Overhead Door Services, Wallendal Supply, Direct Enterprises, Waste Control Services, Dairy Business Resources, Eric & Angie Olstad, Mike’s Welding and Repair, and Hydroclean Equipment.

Media contact: Peggy Coffeen
Dairy Cares Public Relations Committee
(608) 558-1876