MADISON, Wis — BioForward, the leading advocate for Wisconsin’s thriving biohealth sector, proudly unveiled the recipients of its esteemed 2024 Community Service Awards at the 2024 BioForward Annual Member Meeting on May 1, 2024. Celebrating the altruistic endeavors of organizations and individuals within the biohealth industry, these awards recognize outstanding contributions to community welfare and enrichment.

2024 Individual Community Service Award Winner

Tracy Qualmann, a dedicated marketing and communication professional from Envision Greater Fond Du Lac, has been honored with the Individual Award for her outstanding commitment to community service. Tracy actively supports causes benefitting the community and higher education, the unhoused, historic preservation, the disabled, community theater, and veterans, embodying altruism and resilience through her selfless efforts. Her significant contributions make her a standout volunteer and community leader.

2024 Company Community Service Award Winner

The Company Award has been presented to MilliporeSigma for their outstanding community engagement. They supported over 14 local non-profit organizations with employee volunteers, including STEM and youth education, animal shelters, blood drives, food banks, and the Special Olympics, showcasing their dedication to making a positive difference in the community.

“We are thrilled to honor Tracy Qualmann and MilliporeSigma for their exceptional contributions to community service,” remarked Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward. “Their unwavering commitment to enriching lives and fostering positive change embodies the core values of our industry. We commend their exemplary efforts and enduring impact on Wisconsin communities.”

The Community Service Awards underscore BioForward’s firm belief in the transformative power of community engagement. By celebrating the outstanding achievements of both individuals and corporations, BioForward seeks to inspire and promote a culture of philanthropy and social responsibility within the biohealth sector.

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About BioForward

BioForward Wisconsin represents more than 250 member organizations across an integrated network of health solution leaders, including research institutions, biotech and biopharma, digital health, healthcare systems, and medical device, and diagnostics. It is an action-oriented association focusing on initiatives to strengthen the state’s biohealth industry.


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