Since 1986, the partners in the U.S. Venture Open have generated more than $33 million to fight the root causes of poverty.
Some partners have been with us from the very beginning; others have joined the effort in recent years; all giving to support the efforts of the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs benefitting the Basic Needs Giving Partnership.     

2017 Partners

Thank you to all the partners listed below for making a commitment to creating a stronger, healthier community.

Presenting Lead Partner

J. J. Keller Foundation


Lead Partner

Oshkosh Corporation
ThedaCare

Presenting Partner

Associated Bank
Community First Credit Union
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Skyline Technologies
The Rhoades Foundation

Community Partner

Ascension Health
CMD Corporation
Festival Foods
GLK Foods
Jeweler's Mutual

Premier Partner

Amerhart, Ltd.
Bellin Health
Bernie and Alyce Dahlin
Breakthrough Fuel
CBRE
Jack and Engrid Meng
Menasha Corporation
PACUR
Scott and Nancy Armbrust
Sheriff Family

Diamond Partner

Albert & Shirley Schmidt
Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc.
Andrew & Lyssa Schmidt
AP Exhaust Products
Art & Gladys Schmidt
BMO Harris Bank
BP
Bridgestone
Capitol Navigators, Inc
Continental Tire
Cooper Tires
Expera
Exxon Mobil
Federal Mogul
Fox Communities Credit Union
George Kress Foundation Inc.
Goodyear
Great Northern Corporation
Green Bay Packers
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.
J.T. Schmidt Plumbing
John & Julie Schmidt
John E. Kuenzl Foundation, Inc.
Klemm Tank Lines
Maggie Schmidt & Ken Danila
Michelin
MOAB Oil, Inc
Nicolet Bank
North Star Asset Management, Inc
NPS Corp
One Source Technologies, Inc
Paul O. & Carol H. Gehl Family Foundation
Pierce Manufacturing
PNC
RBC Wealth Management
Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation
Sarah Schmidt
Schaper, Benz & Wise Investment Counsel
Schreiber
Terry and Kris Fulwiler
Tom & Mary Schmidt
U.S. Oil
Valero
Victor & Christine Anthony Family Foundation
Wells Fargo
Weyers Family Foundation
William & Barbara Schmidt
Yokohama

Platinum Partner

American Pacific Industries
Baker Tilly Accountants and Advisors
Bassett Mechanical
Bayland Buildings, Inc
Bergstrom Automotive
Bill & Mary Kay Kessenich
Blue Horseshoe
BNP Paribas
Bob and Carmen Gallagher
Brad & Carol Van Camp
Buckeye Partners
C R Meyer
Cash Depot
Ceso
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Chris & Evie Hartwig
Chris and Amy Connell
Citgo
Colortech
Commercial Horizons
Crane Engineering
Danaher Oil Company
Deloitte
Design Air
Endpoint Solutions
Enterprise Systems Group
Eric & Mari Kessenich
Fifth Third Bank
First National Oil Brokers Inc.
Hankook Tire America Corp.
Hays
Herrling Clark Law Firm
Hunter Engineering Company
Innospec
Island Resort Casino
Jane Kaufman
Jay & Sandy Walters
Jere and Sheri Dhein
Jim & Lynne Geerts
K.R. West Co.
Kaukauna Utilities
KC Stock Foundation
Kenda Tires
Kevin & Etienne Olson
Kumho Tire
Larry's Piggly Wiggly
Marathon
Matthews Tire
MCL/Bay Tek Games
Michael & Jenna Kessenich
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Musket
Neil Van Dyke & Laura Lee Prange
Newmark Grubb Pfefferle
Nordon Business Enviroments
Pat & Cheryl Hietpas
Petroleum Sources
Phillips 66
Pirelli
Pomp's Tire
Prime Service Providers
Pro-Con
Quarles & Brady LLP
Ryder
Sage Refined Products Ltd.
Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Schneider
SKF
St. Paul's
Sunoco
TBC Corporation
Tenneco
The Bongers Family
Thrivent Financial
Tim and Maryanne Weyenberg
Toyo Tires
Troy & Merinda Heard
United Healthcare
US Bank
Valvoline
Van Abels of Hollandtown
Watters Financial Group

Gold Partner

Al Ballard
Albert & Debbie Selker
Alison Schmidt
AMSOIL Inc.
Appvion
Arrakis Energy, LLC
Arrow AV Group
Associated Solutions
Atlantic Tube & Steel Inc.
Avis Budget Car & Truck Rental
Badger Plug
Barth & Mary Jo Wolf
Belmark Inc.
Ben Himle
Bill Renz
Blain Supply, Inc.
BLC Community Bank
Bob DeBruin
BP Castrol Lubricants USA
Brian & Annie Van Stralen
Bruce Uitenbroek
Bryan Nudelbacher
Capital Oil Brokers
CareerBuilder
Carol & Neil Kelley
Chad Wolter
Champion Laboratories, Inc.
Chelsea Schmidt
Chris & Dawn Ruchala
Chris and Joe Woleske
Chris Lamirande
CoBank, ACB
Colny & Jill Gretzinger
Courtney Industrial Battery, Inc.
Craig & Karen Dickman
Dan & Susie Fitzgerald
Daniel Schmidt
Dave Kemps
Dave Neubauer, N1 Energy, LLC
Dave's Musky Club
Delta Dental
Dennis & Treena Buehler
Diane and Pat Ford
DJ & Julie Long
Don & Barb Romenesko
Don Hietpas & Sons
Drew Jamison
East Wisconsin Savings Bank
Eland Electric Corporation
Electroline Data Communications Inc.
Electronic Funds Source LLC
Envue Telematics
Erik Murch
Fairchild Equipment
Fox Valley Truck
Gehringer Family Fund Robert and Natalie
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Greg & Erin Vandenberg
Greg & Janet Lenz
Group 31, Incorporated (KND Sales)
Hilliard Family Foundation
Hoersch Home Appliance, Inc.
Icon Marketing, Inc.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.
James & Jane Hayes
James & Kerry Malczewski
Jan C Bax MD SC
Jason & Jen Konkel
Jeff & Diane Beinlich
Jeff and Barb Ottum
Jeff Van Brunt
Jennifer Legois
Jim & Ann Anholzer
Jim & Pam Swick
John & Brenda Warren
John & Tara Kaufman
John Gustavson
Jon and Janet Kubick
Josh Hermus
Josh Thome
Katapult, LLC
Keller, Inc.- Planners, Architects, Builders
Ken and Carole Larsen
Kevin Wirth
Konop Companies
Lang Oil, Inc.
Larry & Karen Maharg
Lieb Family Foundation
Lowney's Landscaping Center, Inc.
Lubrizol Corporation
Luke Schmidt
Lynn & John Peters
Mark & Aggie Duening
Mark & Julie Kasper
Mark & Pat Radtke
Mark Waggoner
Martin Tomczyk
Matthew & Martha Schmidt
McCarty Law LLP
Michele Nevins
MidContinental Chemical Company
Midwest Protection Svcs. Inc.
Mike & Amy Koel
Mike & Jackie Sharkey
Mike and Kate Meeuwsen
Mike Callahan
Mike Heinz
Mike Pennings
NGL Supply Co. Ltd
Old World Industries
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Fox Cities S.C.
Pat Van Dehy
Paul & Brenda Klister
Paul & Deb Kubic
Peggy & Mike Seiler
Porta Painting
PRN Health Services, Inc.
Professional Plating
Prosser Family Fund at the Community
Randall Groh
Ray & LaVerne Schmidt
Ray Zuelke
Red Deer Exhaust Inc.
Revolution Supply / Oro-Tek
Rick & Ginny Baer
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Russ and Gail Novosad
Russell Reynolds Associates
Ryan and Nicole Padget
Ryan Resch
Sam Schmidt
Sara Hurley
Sara Wiegert
Schroeder Environmental Cleaning Services, Inc.
Seneca Tank, Inc.
Stackhouse Family Foundation
TCT Oil Brokers
Team Services Inc
Tim & Jill Schmidt
Tim and Lori Kneeland
Tom & Colleen Remley
Tom and Mary Hedge
Tom Berghuis
TRC Environmental Corp.
Usag
V & S Midwest Carriers Corp.
Wallie Schmidt & Amy Hansen
Waukegan Tire & Supply Co., Inc.
Wayne & Terese Lubner
Zachary Schmidt