Teri M. Wilczek, M.S., CFRE
Chief Development Officer
My three children make the holiday season extra special in our home. Their energy and excitement create magical memories for our family. I often try to take a moment to pause and see the world through their eyes.
We can learn so much from a child's ability to truly live in the moment without another care in the world. They encounter each day with renewed enthusiasm.
The holidays are a wonderful time to teach children about philanthropy and helping those in need. Giving is truly a special feeling, and I love helping my children to warm their gentle hearts by thinking about others. Simple, random acts of kindness can mean so much during this holiday season and beyond.
As you think about your holiday traditions, thank you for considering how you might help support our mission this holiday season.
As I think about the donors and volunteers featured in this issue of BenchMarks,
I am humbled by the generosity they share throughout the year. Like a child at the holidays, the Riedel family radiates energy, enthusiasm and passion. As a family, and through their business, The Sports Den, they continue to give back to the community in countless ways. You'll enjoy reading their story and learning about their desire to make a difference throughout the year.
Giving back is a theme we hear often. Quality Roofing gives back for many reasons, including appreciation for the support of the community and for the wonderful patient care provided at Marshfield Clinic. Like The Sports Den, Quality Roofing is also family- owned. Mark and Pat Begotka understand the importance of helping to make the community a better place for our children and future generations.
As we look back on 2014, we celebrate each of you and your desire to make a difference. Your support, volunteerism or involvement helps Marshfield Clinic to continue to provide better care for our patients. As you celebrate the holidays with your family, please pause for a moment, and reflect on the difference you've made, and know how thankful we are for you.
Wishing you and your family a safe, happy and magical holiday season.