MADISON, Wis.—Sept. 25, 2023—On Sept. 22, the WPS Charitable Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Wayne D. Horner Memorial Stand Down Madison, a local organization that provides relief to veterans experiencing homelessness.
Vice President of Communications DeAnne Boegli and Charitable Foundation Program Administrator Amy Callender awarded the check to Angie Nickels, President of Stand Down Madison, and other Stand Down Madison representatives.
“At WPS, we seek to support organizations that share our mission of helping veterans get needed health care,” Boegli said. “Stand Down Madison's holistic care of veterans experiencing homelessness is an effort we are proud to support.”
The Stand Down Madison fundraising main event is Oct. 21, and the organization still needs about 100 volunteers for the event. Vendors can register online at standdownmadison.org/become-a-vendor. Volunteers can sign up to help at standdownmadison.org/volunteer.
The WPS Charitable Foundation was formed in 1986 to honor WPS' first president, Ray Koenig. The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that focuses on enhancing the communities we call home by supporting organizations focused on health and wellness, especially of women and children, seniors, military and veterans, and underserved populations. The Foundation also funds the Ray Koenig Memorial Scholarship program. Each year, the program makes educational opportunities available through scholarship awards to children of employees of WPS Health Solutions and its subsidiaries.