EDDY award & EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Endowed by Wilson Center supporters Murph and John Burke, the EDDY is presented annually by the Wilson Center Bridge Committee to an arts organization, corporation, or individual(s) whose commitment to regional collaboration has created a higher standard of excellence in arts and education. The Educational Excellence Award annually recognizes organizational achievement of a nonprofit that exemplifies collaboration in the arts.
In presenting the 15th annual EDDY Award, the Wilson Center will celebrate the commitment of Wilson Center co-founders Kate and Don Wilson to raising Milwaukee’s profile in the arts and culture community through their support of many local institutions, endeavors, and causes. For its mission to create a rich and diverse community through inspiring dance performances, education, and community engagement, the Wilson Center Bridge Committee has selected the Milwaukee Ballet and Artistic Director Michael Pink as the recipient of the fifth annual Educational Excellence Award. All recipients will be recognized at the Wilson Center’s premier fundraising gala, The Big Event, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Past EDDY Award Recipients
2018 • Bud and Sue Selig
2017 • Claire and Glenn Hackman
2016 • Donna and Donald Baumgartner
2015 • Jodi Peck
2014 • Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
2013 • Carlene Ziegler
2012 • Latino Arts Strings and Mariachi Juvenil
2011 • Jill Morin and Julia Taylor and Creativity Works!
2010 • Marcus Corporation
2009 • Skylight Opera Theatre
2008 • SHARP Literacy and Marlene Doerr
2007 • Mario Costantini and Deb Farris - Danceworks, Inc./MadHot Ballroom and Tap
2006 • Christine Harris & AFTA Convention
2005 • Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Past Educational Excellence Award Recipients
2018 • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Arts in Community Education/ACE
2017 • Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
2016 • First Stage
2015 • Florentine Opera Company