Thank You, Enerpac Lifts Up!

Broadscope Disability Services is thankful to have the support of Enerpac! The Enerpac Lifts Up program encourages Enerpac employees to form relationships with nonprofit organizations like Broadscope! Through their generosity, Broadscope can continue to advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Broadscope Disability Services is thankful to have the support of the We Energies Foundation! We Energies creates a brighter future for the
communities they serve. Through their generosity, Broadscope can continue to help individuals with disabilities live independently in the community.
Thank you We Energies Foundation!

Edwin (Ed) Schubert was born and raised in Chicago. He and his wife, Irene, stayed in Chicago to raise their three daughters. Ed worked as a tool and die maker and set an example for his daughters with an unmatched work ethic. Ed had a generous spirit. Whether he was volunteering through church or coaching youth sports, he cared about his community and was welcoming to everyone he met. The family home was always filled with friends, family, and neighbors. He found great joy when he became a grandfather. Although Ed loved being surrounded by his wife and three daughters, he was overjoyed when he was blessed with five grandsons. After the birth of his fifth grandson, he proudly exclaimed, “I now have my own basketball team.”

 He formed a particularly strong connection with his grandson David. David was born with cerebral palsy. David had multiple surgeries during his childhood and other medical complications that affected not only David but the entire family. Ed and Irene became unyielding advocates for David. Daughter Ellen stated, “Dad believed in seeing the person first, not their disability, and wanted to ensure that David had the same opportunities as everyone else.”

Broadscope Disability Services (formerly known as UCP of Southeastern WI) first began providing services to the family through the Respite Care program. This service provided them with an opportunity to recharge and take time for self-care. The family also participated in a parent education program that helped the family navigate the school system. David’s mother, Lynn, states,These programs not only provided our family with resources and guidance but also helped us build a support network comprised of local families with similar circumstances. Knowing that we were not alone was incredibly important.”

David and his grandfather’s bond never wavered. Lynn stated, “Dad and David were two peas in a pod. They had such a strong connection.” David thrived from the love and support he received and currently resides in San Diego, CA. David lives independently and volunteers for the Science Museum. Ed and Irene developed a trust to benefit several organizations, including Broadscope Disability Services. They both held a strong belief in giving back. Ed passed away in 2000 and Irene recently passed in January 2020. 

Mary Schinkowitch, Executive Director, says, “It’s always a delight to reconnect with families who received services years ago. It reinforces the idea that you really never know the true impact of the work we do. The kindness that a staff member may show or a resource that is provided to a family may be an everyday occurrence but may stay with the client for a lifetime.”

Ed’s gift will allow Broadscope to continue advancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and keep his legacy alive by ensuring that individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.

About Legacy Donations:Throughout the years, Broadscope Disability Services has been honored and humbled to be the recipient of several bequests. We are incredibly touched by the sentiment and generosity of these gifts. Knowing that the impact we have made in an individual’s life meant so much that they want to honor their legacy with a gift to sustain the future of our organization is a powerful testament to the relationships that are created through the work that we do.

Broadscope Disability Services is thrilled to be the featured non-profit at the Milwaukee Milkmen Game on June 21st! A portion of ticket sales for this game will directly support Broadscope consumers and their families. Broadscope staff will be at the game providing information on our programs, selling 50/50 raffle tickets, and running a ball toss fundraising game.

Who are the Milwaukee Milkmen?
The Milwaukee Milkmen are an independent professional baseball organization who plays at Franklin Field located at 7035 S. Ballpark Dr. Franklin, WI. (76th and Rawson Ave.) They promise an udderly different ballpark experience! Free Parking. Electric Atmosphere. Nonstop family-friendly entertainment. The Milkmen get it…fans just want to have fun!TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH BROADSCOPE’S TICKET LINK FOR PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT BROADSCOPE!
fevo.me/broadscopedisabilityservices

Accessible Seating:
To purchase accessible seating, click on the wheelchair-accessible icon on the top right of the ticket purchasing page. Toggle the button to the “on” position. This will populate the page with accessible seating ticket options and mark your tickets as “ACC” seating. This will ensure you will have accessible seating on game day.

Please contact Mallory at mmadison@broadscope.org for additional information or questions.

Hope to see you on June 21st!

Broadscope is thankful for the support of Catholic Community Foundation. Through their generosity, we can continue to provide emergency respite to primary caregivers of children with disabilities in Milwaukee.

What do you believe sets Broadscope apart?

Broadscope staff really cares about our clients and also care about one another. We’re co-workers but it’s also a family like feeling here. Everyone has each other’s backs.

How long have you worked for Broadscope and what made you choose to work with individuals with disabilities?

I’ve worked here for almost 21 years! My anniversary is April 4th. I first became a volunteer and wanted to help where I could. I’ve always loved talking on the phone and the idea of being a receptionist was introduced. I transitioned to a paid position and here I am…21 years later!

Favorite memory from working at Broadscope

I can’t think of just one but I love how supportive everyone is. Staff wear many different hats and everyone pitches in when needed.

What was your first job?

I worked at Time Insurance doing clerical duties.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love watching movies. My favorite movie is Sound of Music.

What do you most look forward to doing after the pandemic?

Everything!  I really miss hugs and I can’t wait to go to in person church.

Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical gives back through wise, purposeful, and compassionate service believing that putting love into their giving makes a difference in the community.We would like to thank Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical for their gift to Broadscope Disability Services that positively impacts the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families within the community.

We would like to thank the Racine Community Foundation for their continued support of the Emergency Respite Program in Racine County. Through their generosity, we are able to assist parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities with emergency financial assistance for, and care coordination of, respite care for those who do not yet have or do not qualify for other respite care funding. If you or someone you know in Racine County would benefit from this service please contact us at 414-329-4500. Thank you Racine Community Foundation!

Thank you to the Stackner Foundation for helping Broadscope continue to provide a much-needed break for people who are caring for an individual with a disability through our Respite Care program. It is because of partners like Stackner Foundation that we are able to advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families.

“I wouldn’t have my job or my apartment without Broadscope. I love my job….my favorite thing about working at the Y is helping the members, seeing their smiling faces and learning about their day. I also like working with my co-workers.” -Vickie

Vickie enjoys being part of the Employment Services and Independent Living Programs. Employment Services assists adults with diverse abilities to secure and retain competitive employment. Our Independent Living Program assists individuals with disabilities to be as independent as possible in the community and in their home.