During a virtual meeting on Nov. 18, WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding presented the 2020 Trustee Award to Charles Harvey, a member of Adocate Aurora Health’s board of directors. Many of Harvey’s accomplishments were highlighted, some of which include:
- Aurora board member since 2013
- Board member of the Milwaukee World Festival
- Previous board memberships:
- The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
- Milwaukee Public Policy Forum
- United Performing Arts Fund
Harvey is a dedicated corporate and civic leader who, among other things, has devoted himself to increasing diversity in corporate America and leading urban economic development in Milwaukee. In 2012, he cofounded the Morehouse Scholars Program, now known as the MKE Fellows, to provide scholarships for academically talented African American men from Milwaukee to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta. MKE Fellows has financed the educations of nearly 150 young leaders to date. In 2014, as cofounder of Partners for Community Impact, Harvey joined four other African American business leaders to buy a share of the Milwaukee Bucks, ensuring the NBA franchise would receive the investment necessary to flourish—and that the resulting economic benefits would reach all city residents.
Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health, nominated Harvey for this award. Skogsbergh stated, “Chuck is a pillar of the community, a passionate advocate for equity and a respected business leader with four decades of experience. I am lucky to have him beside me as we work to transform health care in Wisconsin and beyond.”
In conjunction with this award, a $250 donation will be given to a charity of Harvey’s choice.
Congratulations Charles Harvey!
For more than 60 years, WHA has recognized outstanding member trustees—those who go above and beyond the call to provide difference-making volunteer leadership to a member hospital.
To be nominated for this award, candidates must demonstrate
- Long term service and leadership on a hospital governing board;
- Leadership in understanding and addressing community health needs;
- Participation in local, state or national activities through association and societies; and
- Recognition shown by others for their commitment and service