Making Spirits Bright was incorporated on March 7, 2013 and was granted 501(c) (3) status on October 23, 2013. A Board of Directors was established in April 2014 for the purpose of managing the business affairs of the corporation.
While the Making Spirits Bright Steering Committee manages all displays and activities of the event; the board approves and monitors the annual budget, updates insurances and licenses and oversees the general operation of the non-profit organization. The Board of Directors is made up entirely of members of the three county Rotary clubs.
Geraldine Plehn - Retired, Associated Bank -President
Gregory Liebig – Owner, 4Square Home Inspections - Vice-President
Kenneth King – Retired, Consumer Credit Counseling - Secretary
J. Dennis Frey - Retired, TLC - Teasurer
Thomas Henning - Principal - Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.
Ronald Navis – Retired, Plymouth Utilities
Mary Richter - Operations Manager, National Exchange Bank & Trust
Michael Roth – Attorney, Wurtz, Roth, & Basler S.C.
Donna Wendlandt - CEO, Sheboygan County YMCA
Purpose and Mission of the Organization
To provide charitable and humanitarian services for the residents of Sheboygan County including the collection and distribution of food.