2017 Year in Review

Great Times for Great Causes With First Bank Financial Centre

Mel's had the honor of participating in  First Bank Financial Centre's Leadership Conference. This video paints a fantastic picture of our 2017 events they partnered in Great Times for Great Causes

2017 Mel's  Growth Graph

Mel's in the News

  • ‘All this money will just be given away next year’

    By Colleen Jurkiewicz  Special to the News GraphicCEDARBURG — Throughout the year, Mel’s Charities works to support the community in Ozaukee County. Through events like Mel’s Pig Roast, the nonprofit raises thousands of dollars that will be used for grants, scholarships and other means of community support – more than $850,000, in fact, has been given back to the community since the organization’s founding almost 20 years ago.But this Christmas, the community s...  Read More...


    Mel’s Charities sponsored a float in Grafton’s annual Christmas parade on November 25th.   Tom “Mel” Stanton (as pictured) contacted me with a request to have Post Veterans Larry Engel, Romain Monarski, and myself ride on the float as a way to honor and thank us for our service.  Also, Mel’s Charities again treated us to a meal and dessert at the Bridge Inn after the Christmas parade.   Read More...

  • His Mission: CHARITY Close to Home

    BY MITCH MAERSCH Ozaukee PressTom Stanton started by helping a bereft friend. Now he runs Mel’s Charities of Grafton, raising amazing amounts of money for causes only in Ozaukee CountyTom Stanton doesn’t have an inspirational story to tell. He’s got a list of them.After 19 years of philanthropy in Ozaukee County, Grafton-based Mel’s Charities will have topped the million-dollar mark by the end of this year.“It’s humbling,” Stanton said.But to him, i...  Read More...

  • Leaving a quarter-million-dollar legacy

    By Sarah RennickeNews Graphic CorrespondentCEDARBURG — An impromptu raffle in 1999 raised $350 to donate to the Special Olympics in memory of Tom “Mel” Stanton’s friend’s sister, who died from cancer and left behind a special needs daughter.From there, Mel’s Charities was born, its mission specializing in having fun while funding special needs organizations, memorial scholarships and human services; 100 percent of proceeds go directly back to the community.It ...  Read More...

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    Mel's Pig Roast Featured in Ozaukee County News Graphic


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