Congratulations to our 2015 PY Award Winner!
Skip to Content
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Congratulations to our 2015 PY Award Winner!

Main Content

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.

Have something to say? LEAVE A COMMENT:

The following required items were not provided or are in the wrong format. Please provide the required responses and submit again:

Your email address will not be published. All fields Required.

  Please enter your name
  Please enter a valid email
  Please enter a comment

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukehsa County blog and social media presence is designed as a source for information, sharing and collaboration about United Way and health and human service related topics. As part of our commitment to our readers, we expect all posters to abide by the following rules:
 • Posts and comments should be on topic, conversational, and serve to educate or entertain  
 • Posts and comments may not be unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, harassing, obscene or otherwise rude or in poor taste  
 • Posts and comments may not be used for any commercial purpose or otherwise to promote any outside organization or its activities
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County reserves the right, at our discretion, to remove any post or to revoke a user’s privilege to post to our page. Comments found to be in conflict with the guidelines above will be removed promptly.
Comments are not necessarily those of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and its employees and we do not guarantee the accuracy of these posts.