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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation announces more than $830,000 in matching donations for Match Day 2015
    10 or more made online on March 19 will be proportionally matched based on the total amount raised Last year more than 3 million was raised through the event Because of generous matching donations every donation made on Match Day will have an even greater impact in our community said Ellen M Gilligan President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Thank you to all of our funders and sponsors for supporting this year s match pool Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation the online giving event showcases 20 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin helping meet individuals basic food and shelter needs including Advocates of Ozaukee Cathedral Center Center for Veterans Issues Community Advocates Daystar Family Promise of Washington County Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Food Pantry of Waukesha County Friends of Abused Families Guest House of Milwaukee Hebron House of Hospitality Hope Center Hope House of Milwaukee Hunger Task Force Milwaukee Rescue Mission Pathfinders Milwaukee The Salvation Army Sojourner Family Peace Center The Women s Center Walker s Point Youth and Family Center To create Match Day the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has partnered again with Razoo the world s fastest growing crowdfunding site for causes For more information on Match Day visit MatchDayMKE org and follow the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s Match Day on Facebook and Twitter About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Match Day For a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/recent-news/match-day-pool/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation to offer free admission to The Domes
    Foundation We are excited to offer everyone an opportunity to visit this one of a kind landmark as well as to experience how our local parks enrich our lives every day The themed exhibit That s Amore will fill the Show Dome with the aroma of Mediterranean herbs and scented geraniums surrounding a rustic courtyard reminiscent of an Italian countryside The Arid Dome showcases plant life that thrives in desert regions while the Tropical Dome is home to a rich diversity of plants from the rainforests of five continents On Saturday March 28 The Domes will be open free to the public from 9 a m to 4 p m Additionally the Winter Farmer s Market will be hosted in the conservatory greenhouses from 9 a m to 1 p m On Sunday March 29 The Domes will be open for free from 9 a m to 4 p m and feature Very Fairy Princess Day guests are invited to build a fairy garden learn fairy dances and meet fairies wizards and princesses Children wearing their fairy wings or costumes may win a prize No tickets or reservations are required to visit The Domes during the Gifts to the Community weekend We are thrilled to have been selected to partner with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele This Gift to the Community gives everyone including out of town guests the opportunity to see one of the jewels of the Milwaukee County Park System With five themed shows a year numerous ethnic festivals live concerts and other special events The Domes is a destination that offers something new with each visit We look forward to a full house for the event The Domes are located at 524 S Layton Blvd Milwaukee in Mitchell Park Although the original conservatory dated back to 1898 the modern Domes opened in stages from 1964 to 1967 A major revitalization completed in 2008 included a signature LED lighting project supported in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and its donors Additional details about the March Gift to the Community are available at greatermilwaukeefoundation org gifts So far in 2015 more than 34 300 people have taken advantage of the special opportunities offered through the Foundation s centennial Gifts to the Community New gifts are being revealed each month on FOX 6 Milwaukee About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region Started in 1915 the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world With a total asset base of more than 847 million it

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/centennial/news-story-3/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MATCH DAY Returns for 2015
    bring Match Day back for another day of giving in 2015 said Ellen M Gilligan President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation In the first three years more than 7 6 million was raised for organizations in the greater Milwaukee area that serve our neighbors in need Our participating nonprofits are vital to providing basic needs for so many in our community and the funds that are raised on this day strengthen their capacity to serve those who need it most Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation the event showcases 20 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin that meet individuals basic food and shelter needs including Advocates of Ozaukee Cathedral Center Center for Veterans Issues Community Advocates Daystar Family Promise of Washington County Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Food Pantry of Waukesha County Friends of Abused Families Guest House of Milwaukee Hebron House of Hospitality Hope Center Hope House of Milwaukee Hunger Task Force Milwaukee Rescue Mission Pathfinders Milwaukee The Salvation Army Sojourner Family Peace Center The Women s Center Walker s Point Youth and Family Center To create Match Day the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has partnered again with Razoo the world s fastest growing crowdfunding site for causes For more information on Match Day visit MatchDayMKE org and follow the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s Match Day on Facebook and Twitter About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Match Day For a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/he-greater-milwaukee-foundations-match-day-returns-2015/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation announces $3.2 million in funding to strengthen community
    neighborhood grants include Agape Community Center Center for Resilient Cities Community Warehouse Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation Holton Youth and Family Center IFF Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Local Initiatives Support Corporation Neu Life Community Development Riverworks Development Corporation Sherman Park Community Association Sojourner Family Peace Center University of Wisconsin Extension Waukesha County Urban Anthropology Walnut Way Conservation Corporation and Wisconsin Humane Society The Board dedicated 601 000 to increasing economic opportunities in the region including a 400 000 commitment to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Match Day 2015 supporting food and shelter organizations Nonprofit organizations receiving economic opportunities grants include Common Ground Social Development Commission Froedtert Hospital Foundation House of Peace Kiva and Wisconsin Council on Children Families The Board dedicated 336 800 to strengthening education including a 25 000 commitment to the Foundation s Summer Grants for Kids program for 2015 Nonprofit organizations receiving education grants include Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Foundation Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and WECA The Board approved 52 000 in grants supporting racial equity and inclusion Nonprofit organizations receiving racial equity and inclusion grants include Cardinal Stritch University and Nonprofit Center for Milwaukee The Board also allocated 931 586 across multiple areas that enhance regional vitality in greater Milwaukee Grants totaling 338 414 were awarded for projects in health and human services Nonprofit recipients include Advocates of Ozaukee AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Aurora Foundation Benedict Center Best Buddies Wisconsin Bread of Healing Clinic Cedar Community Foundation Family Service Agency of Waukesha County Hope Street Ministries and Ronald McDonald House Charities of E Wisconsin Additionally a 75 000 commitment was made to the Foundation s Wisconsin AIDS Fund Grants totaling 323 154 were awarded for projects in arts and culture Nonprofit recipients include

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/recent-news/foundation-announces-32-million-funding-strengthen-community/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Free weekend of activities at Milwaukee Art Museum is Feb. Gift to the Community
    a community Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum and Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair will be free to everyone on Saturday Feb 21 and Sunday Feb 22 The museum will be open from 10 a m to 5 p m both days No reservations are required While the main galleries of the museum are undergoing renovations a variety of special activities will be taking place throughout the Quadracci Pavilion and adjacent spaces Do it yourself fashion activities and crafts for all ages A fashion runway in Windhover Hall for guests to model their DIY creations Museum volunteers stationed throughout the Inspiring Beauty exhibition to provide information and answer questions Opportunities to meet Camille Morgan guest organizing curator for Inspiring Beauty Screenings of Ebony Fashion Fair runway shows and fashion focused films in the Lubar Auditorium Special programming for kids Showcase of student art from the Scholastic Art Awards Wisconsin All guests will receive a voucher to return to the museum for half price in 2016 following the reinstallation of the collection galleries Donors of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation have a strong history of supporting the Milwaukee Art Museum In the last three decades the Foundation and its donors have provided more than 10 million in grants to MAM The generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and its community of donors has benefited Milwaukee organizations for a century said Daniel Keegan director of the Milwaukee Art Museum Their ongoing commitment to education the arts our neighborhoods and its citizens has contributed greatly to Milwaukee s vitality and quality of life We are deeply grateful for GMF s investment in this special free access weekend to the Milwaukee Art Museum February s Gift to the Community is the second this year offered in honor of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s centennial These unique experiences showcase the people places and opportunities that make greater Milwaukee special New gifts are being revealed each month on FOX 6 Milwaukee In January for the first Gift to the Community 26 737 people enjoyed a free all access weekend at the Milwaukee Public Museum Details about the February Gift to the Community are available at greatermilwaukeefoundation org gifts and at mam org calendar Learn more about the 100 year history of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation at greatermilwaukeefoundation org timeline About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region Started in 1915 the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world With a total asset base of more than 847 million it is also among the largest

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/centennial/news-story-two1/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation honors 100 years of community generosity
    than by offering everyone an opportunity to come together to celebrate our region s treasures and truly advance the values of community and philanthropy as we enter our next 100 years The Milwaukee Public Museum will be open free of charge from 9 a m to 5 p m on both Saturday Jan 24 and Sunday Jan 25 No reservations are required and all are welcome regardless of county of residence In addition to free general admission the January Gift to the Community will include free admission to the Daniel M Soref National Geographic Dome Theater Planetarium featuring the show Cosmic Colors All guests will be treated as members for a day entitling them to discounts on food beverages and gifts Throughout the weekend museum educators will add insight to exhibits while storytellers dressed in character will interact with guests on the Streets of Old Milwaukee We re honored to partner with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to kick off the Gifts to the Community celebration said Dennis Kois president and CEO of Milwaukee Public Museum What better way to ring in this 100th anniversary year than throwing open the museum doors and welcoming in the very community that makes Milwaukee so special Whether you live in Milwaukee our suburbs or further out you are a part of what makes Milwaukee one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the country We hope everyone will take advantage of this special gift and enjoy a wonderful day at the museum The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Milwaukee Public Museum have been strong community partners for many decades In the last 30 years alone the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and its donors have given more than 3 1 million in support to the Milwaukee Public Museum Find more details about the January Gift to the Community at greatermilwaukeefoundation org gifts and at mpm edu gift weekend In its second century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will continue to demonstrate the power of philanthropy to strengthen the four county region through partnerships grantmaking supporting community gathering places and by providing opportunities for important conversations about building healthy communities now and for the future The Foundation offered a centennial prelude last year with a 500 000 investment in need based scholarships for students in Milwaukee Area Technical College s integrated career pathways program By helping eliminate barriers to success the Foundation has sought to increase opportunities for low income students to complete their education and enter a higher wage profession Look for the Foundation to continue investing in solutions to the community s most critical needs in 2015 and beyond About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/centennial/news-story-one/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: 2014
    Connected National Standards News News Room Recent News News Archive Media Kit For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Home News News Archive 2014 12 17 2014 Foundation chosen as steward for 100 million gift to new arena 10 16 2014 Employment training opportunities expand through Greater Milwaukee Foundation grant to MCFI 09 30 2014 Students to create art inspired by Milwaukee housing history via Arts Large Mary L Nohl Fund support 09 02 2014 Boys Girls Clubs expansion supported in West Bend 07 24 2014 Greater Milwaukee Foundation elects board chair welcomes three new directors 06 30 2014 New film festival among arts programs supported by Greater Milwaukee Foundation s Mary L Nohl Fund 06 23 2014 Foundation invests nearly 30 000 toward Milwaukee area summer programs activities 06 18 2014 Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests in success of MATC students through scholarship initiative 06 18 2014 Community organizer recognized for leadership 06 18 2014 Serving youth community leads to Foundation honor 06 18 2014 Foundation lauds Colectivo founders local aesthetic 06 13 2014 Foundation honors Delafield attorney Nancy Bonniwell 06 11 2014 Foundation helps young scientists grow research careers 04 1 2014 Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests 130 000 in Marquette s Milwaukee Summer Reading Project 03 14 2014 Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs 03 11 2014 Oconomowoc Area Foundation accepting grant requests 02 25 2014 The Greater Milwaukee Foundation s MATCH DAY Returns for 2014 01 27 2014 Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests 418 000 toward strengthening Milwaukee area neighborhoods 01 23 2014 Foundation grant to help St Ann Center replicate intergenerational center on Milwaukee s north side For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W Pleasant St Ste 210 Milwaukee

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: 2013
    Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Home News News Archive 2013 12 16 2013 Foundation grant supports research toward slowing progression of multiple sclerosis 10 02 2013 Foundation CEO elected to LISC board 09 25 2013 Foundation allocates 100 000 to local agencies to aid in outreach education efforts about Affordable Care Act 09 25 2013 UW Waukesha bolsters efforts to retain minority first generation students 09 23 2013 Nohl grant helps YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee reintegrate art into regular programming 07 15 2013 Foundation grant supports research toward screening tool that would aid premature infants with vision loss 07 15 2013 Multi year grant boosts St Aemilian Lakeside s efforts to improve child welfare outcomes in Milwaukee 07 09 2013 Grant supports multimedia effort to provide history of metro Milwaukee area 07 09 2013 Grant supports expansion of Family Promise of Washington County s services to area homeless 06 27 2013 Mary L Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural 06 21 2013 Foundation awards 17K via summer grants program 06 21 2013 Metro Milwaukee ranks high for communities of color 06 18 2013 Foundation honors three local leaders for service 06 14 2013 Foundation honors 25 attorneys financial advisers 05 22 2013 Foundation awards support 2 UW Madison scientists 03 26 2013 Grant helps Food Pantry of Waukesha County meet continuing demand for food services 03 26 2013 Foundation grant to aid in removal of invasive plants in southeastern Wisconsin wetlands 03 26 2013 Foundation grant to tackle emerald ash borer 03 15 2013 Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs 02 21 2013 Match Day returns for 2013 02 25 2013 Foundation grants more than 30 million for 2012 01 10 2013 Marcus White selected as new host of 4th Street Forum For media inquiries

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