Board member John Werner at the Wisconsin Fall Leadership Conference connecting with the West Allis Chapter which received grants from the Wisconsin FBLA-PBL foundation, Inc.

Board member John Werner at the Wisconsin Fall Leadership Conference connecting with the West Allis Chapter which received grants from the Wisconsin FBLA-PBL foundation, Inc.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

“FBLA was my first experience working with and leading individuals from across the state.  FBLA gave me the opportunity to learn how to work in a complex team setting, speak in front of thousands of individuals and travel and interact with students from all over the country.  The skills that I learned in FBLA became the foundation for my success later in life.  FBLA also reinforced my desire to become a business professional and pushed me to pursue my current career.”  - John Werner - Grant Thornton, LLP - Tax Manager - Wisconsin FBLA State VP 2003-2004

 

The Wisconsin FBLA-PBL Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Wisconsin FBLA-PBL. The Foundation was formed in 1997 by former members and the state adviser. This group saw a need for additional non-governmental funds to enhance the activities of FBLA-PBL members and provide for a self-sustaining solution.

Today, the Foundation has an endowment of over $250,000 and provides over $30,000 of support annually for Wisconsin FBLA-PBL members through the following programs:

  • Needs based grants for students to attend leadership conferences

  • Grants for new and reactivated chapters to assist with initial start-up costs

  • Results based grants for chapters completing the National FBLA Outstanding Chapter Program, which outlines 31 items that FBLA deems as characteristics of a successful chapter

  • Provide financial support to the state chapter to offset overhead costs of operating the annual State Leadership Conference including costs associated with the conference Keynote Speaker, mobile application and Legacy Academy

The Foundation is led by a group of dedicated unpaid volunteers with ties to FBLA-PBL as former members, advisers and parents. The board represents a diverse background of private industry and educators. 

The Foundation raises funds through contributions from:

  • Current Wisconsin FBLA-PBL members

  • Individuals influenced by their experience in Wisconsin FBLA-PBL

  • Businesses committed to student leadership development

The Foundation is committed to programs that Support, Sustain and Grow Wisconsin FBLA-PBL. Initiatives are determined viable if they can answer the following three questions:

  • SUPPORT — how can we maximize the impact of our resources each year?

  • SUSTAIN — how do we continue to support Wisconsin FBLA into the future?

  • GROW – how do we grow the opportunities available to our members?

 

Past Supporters

Brian Johnson

Dr. Linda A. Kurth

Don & Judi Olson

Schoenike Family

Ross Squires

John Werner