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Op Ed: New Vision For a Greater Downtown
Op Ed

New Vision For a Greater Downtown

MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda is soliciting input, creating a plan.

Plug in and power up for community change with On the Table MKE
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Plug in and power up for community change with On the Table MKE

Greater Milwaukee Foundation initiative returns Oct. 9 to transform talk into action

Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County
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Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele introduces new donation boxes at Mitchell Airport, where travelers can donate to support Milwaukee County's Housing First endowment

Michael Hoffman to join Greater Milwaukee Foundation as VP of Human Resources and Organizational Learning
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Michael Hoffman to join Greater Milwaukee Foundation as VP of Human Resources and Organizational Learning

Hoffman joins the Foundation from Cardinal Stritch University.

Kristen Mekemson named VP of Development and Philanthropic Services at Greater Milwaukee Foundation
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Kristen Mekemson named VP of Development and Philanthropic Services at Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Kristen Mekemson will join the Foundation March 29, 2018

More than $95 million in Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants invested in community
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More than $95 million in Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants invested in community

The substantial investment in community development includes $52 million in charitable funds supporting the development of the downtown arena project, as directed by Sen. Herb Kohl.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Reports ‘On the Table’ Results

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Reports ‘On the Table’ Results

More than 5,400 people participated in the initiative.

NEWaukee to Partner with Greater Milwaukee Foundation as Mega Table Host For On the Table
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NEWaukee to Partner with Greater Milwaukee Foundation as Mega Table Host For On the Table

On the Table is a community dinner party that will elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire action for the benefit of greater Milwaukee.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opening MPM to all for free Saturday, Aug. 12
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation opening MPM to all for free Saturday, Aug. 12

On Saturday, Aug. 12, not only will entry be free for all visitors, but hours will be extended from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $400,000 in careers of Wisconsin scientists
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $400,000 in careers of Wisconsin scientists

The awards program started in 1982 thanks to a $4.3 million bequest from Dorothy Shaw, widow of James Shaw, a prominent Milwaukee attorney.

2017 State of the City
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2017 State of the City

As Delivered by Mayor Tom Barrett

Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites
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Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites

The Foundation’s Gifts to the Community are being presented this year in partnership with Fund for Lake Michigan.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches fund to heal and strengthen neighborhoods
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches fund to heal and strengthen neighborhoods

The Foundation will seed the new community-wide fund with an initial grant of $200,000.

Study Aims To Improve Health Of Children With Asthma

Study Aims To Improve Health Of Children With Asthma

Seven million children have asthma in the United States.

Murphy’s Law: Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble

New Common Council leaders want to ax the DCD leader. But why? Few will say.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants $1.25M to Children’s to tackle childhood asthma
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants $1.25M to Children’s to tackle childhood asthma

Research partnership will study effectiveness of reducing environmental triggers of asthma

Greater Milwaukee Foundation has record year for grants
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation has record year for grants

The Foundation and its philanthropic donors provided more than $44.8 million in grants

Interim Director Named at LISC Milwaukee

Interim Director Named at LISC Milwaukee

Laura Bray's departure caught board off-guard, search for new leader could take months.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo

New snow leopard’s arrival among highlights of December Gift to the Community

Greater Milwaukee Foundation presents free day at Holiday Folk Fair International
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation presents free day at Holiday Folk Fair International

November Gift to the Community provides access to final day of cultural celebration

Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Alverno College

Murphy’s Law: Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall
Murphy’s Law

Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall

His “$100 million gift” to Greater Milwaukee Foundation will gain him huge tax break for supporting new NBA arena.

GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation
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GMC receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation

Grant supports work in creative placemaking for the artery and Harambee/Riverwest neighborhoods

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests in success of MATC students through scholarship initiative
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests in success of MATC students through scholarship initiative

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is partnering with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to increase opportunities for low income students to complete their education and enter a higher-wage profession.

$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.
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$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.

Expands access to an in-demand career pathway

Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs
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Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs

Match Day 2013 raises more than $2.8M for food and shelter agencies