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CFI named a finalist in the Biz Time’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards

We are excited and proud to announce that CFI has been named a finalist in the Biz Time’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

CFI is MCFI’s parent company.

More than 100 nominations were submitted for the program this year, and 20 finalists were named in eight different categories. An overall winner in each category will be announced the morning of the event, Friday, Nov. 6.

This award is given to a nonprofit organization in recognition for creativity and innovation in building a sustainable organization, excellence in teamwork, an outstanding dedication to the organization’s mission in the community, and organizational excellence in management and operations.

Our nomination focused on the progress we’ve made on our strategic goals, our programs’ growth and success during the pandemic, our strong diversity initiatives and, of course, our staff’s dedication and ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances!

We are extremely grateful for this honor!


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The Milwaukee Center for Independence opened its doors in 1938, helping WWII immigrants find jobs — and refuge. Today, our impact is just as compelling. We help people in need, from newborns to the elderly, gain greater independence.

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