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Godfrey & Kahn helps set new heights for financial literacy fundraiser

Premier sponsorship of 8th Annual Investment Conference provides unique connection between investment community, teen financial empowerment
June 08, 2016

MILWAUKEE (June 8, 2016) - Thousands of teenagers will be in better control of their financial futures after a fundraising event featuring generous sponsorship by Godfrey & Kahn. Godfrey & Kahn was the networking event sponsor for the 8th Annual Investment Conference, an investment strategy event in Milwaukee that raises funds for financial literacy nonprofit Make A Difference – Wisconsin.

So far, sponsorships and support from this year’s Investment Conference has eclipsed $300,000, which will go directly toward financial education programs and resources for more than 6,000 teens across Wisconsin.

Now one of the region’s largest and most influential strategy and networking events for investors, the Investment Conference was held June 1 in downtown Milwaukee and highlighted by a keynote from Chicago-based investor and advisor Byron Trott.

Brenda Campbell, CEO and president of Make A Difference – Wisconsin, said the support by businesses and others in the community for the annual Investment Conference will be essential in creating positive money management skills and behaviors for more than 7,000 teens in the coming school year. 

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support by Godfrey & Kahn for this year’s event. Godfrey & Kahn’s dedication goes far beyond just sponsorship, as members of their firm participate on numerous board, planning committees and classroom lessons. They are an organization that leads by example,” Campbell said. 


Make A Difference – Wisconsin is a nonprofit founded in 2006 with a mission to empower teenagers with financial literacy lessons and resources. More than 50,000 teens at schools and community organization across the state have improved their financial understanding and behaviors from our volunteer-led programs and mentoring. The Investment Conference, just finishing its 8th year, is the largest annual fundraiser for these critical financial literacy programs. Find out more on our inspiring student successes and program details at


With more than 160 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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