July 24, 2015
In addition to recognizing the 2015 Philanthropic 5 Awards Honorees, United Way’s Emerging Leaders are recognizing another outstanding member of our community through the Philanthropic Youth (PY) Award.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has nominated Gopika SenthilKumar, recent graduate of Brookfield Central High School, to receive this inaugural award, showcasing the great things that can happen when our youth also LIVE UNITED.
As the Head of Publicity and Activism for Brookfield Central’s Junior Statesmen of America chapter, Gopika has challenged her schoolmates to “open their eyes to the needs of the community” and initiated a United Way student campaign at her high school, coined “Donate Your Age to United Way.” This campaign calls on students to give back to the community on their birthday by donating the dollar amount matching the age they are turning that year. With hopes of spreading this project to schools beyond her own and share her message to area youth organizations and groups, Gopika serves as the youngest member of UWGMWC’s Campaign Cabinet.
Gopika’s ambition is to bring affordable, quality healthcare to the Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County community. To do this, she frequently volunteers her time at Froedtert Hospital and other local charities, and in the fall, she will be studying Biomedical Engineering and Pre-Med at University of Wisconsin- Madison.
Join us as we honor Gopika and the winners at 2015 Philanthropic 5 Awards on August 11, 2015 at Best Place.
Watch the video of Gopika sharing why she Lives United.