Donor Spotlight: Mike and Donna Farrell
Giving back to the community comes second nature to Michael and Donna Farrell. Originally from Florida, Mike came to Wisconsin on a Navy scholarship to Marquette where he met and married Donna. After graduating with a degree in engineering, Mike served as an Aviation Maintenance Officer in a Navy jet squadron. They’re proud to call Brookfield home, and serve on numerous boards in the greater Milwaukee area and actively support many philanthropic endeavors.
The Farrell’s appreciation for the service of veterans began with Mike’s father, a WWII veteran who served in the South Pacific in the Army Air Corps. Mike’s own experiences in the Navy during the Vietnam era inspired his support of civilian veterans in his role as CEO of Sentry Equipment. Veterans made up 15% of Sentry’s workforce and Mike supported their efforts by making up any difference in pay while on active duty to ensure the financial support needed for the veteran and their family. “Many returning Vietnam Veterans never felt the respect and gratitude for their service….I just felt it was the right thing to do.”
Thank you Mike and Donna for doing the right thing by veterans!