Partner Fred Geilfuss has been honored with a Health Care Hero award for his leadership, commitment and care on behavioral health issues.
The award, sponsored by BizTimes Media, recognizes the people and organizations making an impact on the health and wellness of southeastern Wisconsin in the health care sector.
Geilfuss, who just completed a 20-year term on the board of the Grand Avenue Club, a not-for-profit organization offering educational support, employment opportunities and young adult programming for people in Milwaukee County who are managing mental illness, was honored for his longtime involvement in and support for the organization, as well as for his pro bono legal assistance, generosity and advocacy for GAC’s unique role in the growing network of Milwaukee’s behavioral health organizations.
“It has been very rewarding to watch GAC grow and provide effective services to so many of our community’s most vulnerable people,” he said of the honor. “Through its structured and supportive community, GAC helps those suffering from mental illness become employed, take up educational opportunities and develop meaningful friendships.”