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Legacy Gala 2018

Thank you for joining us for the Inaugural Legacy Dinner honoring the life and legacy of Don Sykes. We appreciate all those who attended to celebrate an amazing man who fought for those who lived in poverty in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and our throughout our nation. The Social Development Foudnation was honored to present the Legacy Award t o the family of the late Don Sykes. 

Don Sykes was the foundation in building Milwaukee County’s largest anti-poverty agency, the Social Development Commission, and Don Sykesled the agency for two decades (1968 – 1988). He worked tirelessly on behalf of low-income people and the community as a whole. He was resolute in his efforts not only at SDC, but also throughout both his professional career and public-spirited service. The magnitude of Don’s intellect, hard work, and many, many contributions was recognized at the national level when he served the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Community Relations for the Clinton Administration. He was truly a legend in our community.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019 at the 2nd Annual Legacy Gala, previously called the Legacy Dinner, honoring another legend.