Peggy Williams-Smith Receives the Marcus Corporation 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award
MILWAUKEE, September 21, 2018….. Peggy Williams-Smith, a resident of Greenfield, Wis., has been honored by The Marcus Corporation as one of three 2017 Ben Marcus Humanitarian of the Year Award recipients. Williams-Smith is senior vice president of SafeHouse Restaurants and has held various leadership roles with The Marcus Corporation for over 20 years.
The Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award, named after Marcus Corporation founder and committed community advocate Ben Marcus, builds on the company’s legacy of community involvement by recognizing exceptional associates who have gone above and beyond in their volunteering for others.
Williams-Smith has been actively involved throughout the Milwaukee-area community for many years, serving on numerous boards and volunteering with local charities. Williams-Smith currently serves on the board of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and chaired this year’s gala at The Pfister Hotel. Other activities in 2018 include co-chairing the Leadership Breakfast for the Boy Scouts of America Three Harbors Council and the Black and White Ball for the Milwaukee Urban League. In addition to co-chairing events, Williams-Smith is the current co-chair of The Marcus Corporation’s internal United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) campaign and co-chaired the city-wide campaign in 2016, helping to raise over $12 million dollars.
Williams-Smith also shares her business acumen with various nonprofit organizations, volunteering for Milwaukee Women, Inc., Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Kitchen Cabinet, an organization that encourages local restaurants to do well by doing good in their communities. She is also the immediate past chair of the American Heart Association Milwaukee Chapter and co-chaired the Go Red for Women Luncheon in 2012. From 2013 to 2014, Williams-Smith served as president of Tempo Milwaukee and was co-chair of the Best Buddies Wisconsin Leadership Breakfast in 2013. She has also served on the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s marketing committee since 2010.
To recognize Williams-Smith for her commitment to the community, The Marcus Corporation donated $1,000 to the charity of her choice, Professional Dimensions, for its commitment to Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.
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