Medical Society Milwaukee Foundation Donates More Than $18,000 to Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge

Medical Society leadership presented the check to Bob Burmeister, founder, Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge, on Saturday, April 27th at Kosciuszko Park, Milwaukee.
From left to right: Kathy Schmitz, Executive Director; Dr. Amar Ambardekar, President; Bob Burmeister; Dr. Michelle Graham, Past-President; Dr. Madelaine Tully, Foundation Director

The Medical Society of Milwaukee Foundation and Medical Society of Milwaukee County are pleased to announce that it raised $18,252.75 at its 2019 Awards Dinner to benefit Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge, a Milwaukee non-profit serving the homeless. The Medical Society Annual Awards Dinner “Leadership in Action” recognizes exceptional community leaders who help lead critical health issues such as poverty, hunger and homelessness while also fundraising for an important community need.

Joyce Garbaciak, News Anchor, WISN-TV served as the Awards Dinner emcee with Mitch Nelles of iHeart Radio serving as the auctioneer. A large crowd participated in a live auction and other fundraising to benefit Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge. All funds raised are being donated to help "Mr. Bob" buy a much-needed shower trailer for homeless individuals living on Milwaukee streets.

“As physician leaders deeply committed to our community’s health we are honored to support Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge through volunteering and fundraising efforts,” said Dr. Amar Ambardekar, President, Medical Society of Milwaukee County. “We extend our sincere appreciation to our community partners and everyone who attended the Awards Dinner to support our vision to eliminate homelessness as a contributor to poor health.”

Bob Burmeister, founder, Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge, stated: “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Medical Society of Milwaukee physicians and their donors for this tremendous gift. The funds will be used toward the purchase of a shower truck so that we can enable our friends on the streets to maintain a quality of life with dignity. The Medical Society physicians continue to work with us and others in the community to move from raising awareness of the homeless to housing the homeless and providing them with good health.”

Medical Society of Milwaukee County
P.O. Box 13114, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: 920-560-5637

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