Thanks for Joining Us at the First Ever Betty Awards!

Thanks for Joining Us at the First Ever Betty Awards!

Thank you to everyone who attended to celebrate Betty and the amazing women who are following in her footsteps.

We had a blast at the first-ever Betty Awards luncheon on Tuesday. The event was truly a celebration of the life and legacy of the late Betty Ewens Quadracci, former publisher of Milwaukee Magazine. 

The Betty Awards were our way of paying tribute to Betty and her incredible impact on this community. We honored remarkable women who exemplify the quest for excellence for which Betty was known. For these awards, we created six categories that represent some of Betty’s outstanding characteristics: Bridge Builder, Groundbreaker, Risk Taker. The Standout Sister award salutes a woman who generously offers support to other women. Although Betty was not an artist, the Creative Genius award acknowledges Betty’s love and appreciation of arts and culture. And of course, The Tenacious B award, which we think needs no explanation.

Patty Metropulos (Tenacious B), Tiffany McDuffie (Risk Taker), Christine Flasch (Creative Genius), Sister Edna Longergan (Groundbreaker), Dr. Joan Prince (Standout Sister) and Katie Sanders (Bridge Builder) were collectively awe-inspiring as they took the stage to collect their awards. Additionally, Barbara Brown Lee was recognized with the Quadracci Family Award. She was near and dear to Betty as well as her children, and has made a significant impact on our community. 

The winners were also recognized by Rep. Gwen Moore, who sent them a Certificate of Commendation when she learned about the event. 

We are grateful to our sponsors, who made this event possible: Quad, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Irgens, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, BAIRD, Montessori School of Waukesha, Century Fence Company, Foley & Lardner LLP, Lexus, Bakertilly, Gruber Law Offices, I.A.G., Brewers Community Foundation, UW-Milwaukee, Boucher, Skiin, Design for a Difference, Russ Darrow Group, St. John’s on the Lake, Safe & Sound, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, TEMPO, Kathy’s House, Northwestern Mutual, Colony Brands & Affiliates, Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Weissgerber’s Golden Mast Inn, Blue Fancy Events, Red Petal, Fowlerlake Village and Design Tech Remodeling. Thanks for supporting #theBettys!

Photos by Claudio Martinez