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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation lauds Colectivo founders’ local aesthetic
    media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Marketing and Communications Manager Home News News Archive 2014 Foundation lauds Colectivo founders local aesthetic Milwaukee WI June 18 2014 Toasting their thoughtful use of space and stylish local cafés the Greater Milwaukee Foundation honored the founders and owners of Colectivo Coffee as the 2014 recipients of its Frank Kirkpatrick Award Lincoln Fowler Ward Fowler and Paul Miller received recognition at the Foundation s 99th annual meeting and civic awards presentation Wednesday June 18 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee Miller and the Fowler brothers dedication to craft and artisanship is reflected in their approach to design and development Their efforts to reuse materials and repurpose existing buildings for their cafés have served to create unique landmarks that add value to their respective neighborhoods Locally owned and operated Colectivo its leadership and employees are active with a variety of area nonprofits to support the community s vibrancy particularly in the performing arts the environment and social advocacy Their community partners in these efforts include the Pabst Turner Hall and Riverside Theaters the Florentine Opera and the Urban Ecology Center Since 1988 the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has been presenting the Frank Kirkpatrick Award to individuals who have brought about significant physical improvement to the community Kirkpatrick was a prominent real estate developer and radio commentator who was passionate about Milwaukee s development About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond Started in 1915 the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world 2014 Civic Award Recipients William C Frye Award

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/foundation-lauds-colectivo-founders-local-aesthetic/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation honors Delafield attorney Nancy Bonniwell
    LLP with its third annual Outstanding Professional Adviser Award The award recognizes the contribution professional advisers make in building relationships with the Foundation and helping their clients create charitable funds for the benefit of the community Bonniwell managing partner of Weiss Berzowski Brady s Delafield office and an attorney with the firm for 20 years concentrates on estate planning and business law She is past president of the Waukesha County Estate Planning Council and serves on its board She also serves on the board of the Oconomowoc Hospital Foundation is an advisory board member for the Waukesha County Community Foundation as well as participates in Lake County Charity Connection TEMPO Waukesha and Professional Dimensions Nancy is an incredible asset and advocate for the Foundation and for charitable giving in the community said Tim Larson the Foundation s vice president of Philanthropic Services She does a fantastic job of helping clients understand the power of leaving such a charitable legacy Bonniwell was recognized in May at the Foundation s Herbert J Mueller Society s annual luncheon The recognition society of which she is a founding member recognizes the efforts of professional advisers who are committed to their clients philanthropy and the community The society is named in memory of Herbert Mueller a local estate planning attorney who through his quiet efforts helped shape the Foundation into the strong stable and successful organization it is today By the time of his death in 2001 at age 91 Mueller had worked with his clients to start more than a dozen Foundation funds with gifts totaling nearly 50 million About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/foundation-honors-delafield-attorney-nancy-bonniwell/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation helps young scientists grow research, careers
    spreads from cell to cell Dr Sherer assistant professor of oncology at UW School of Medicine and Public Health is interested in understanding how viral infections spread from cell to cell His laboratory s emphasis is on HIV the virus that causes AIDS and infects more than 35 million people worldwide resulting in about 1 5 million deaths each year There is no vaccine or cure for long term persistent infection Dr Sherer said While combined antiviral therapy can reduce viral load and delay progression to AIDS these drugs are expensive have costly side effects and can drive the evolution of drug resistant viruses Identifying new viral and cellular targets leading to the development of better therapies remains a crucial goal for the field With funding from the Shaw Scientist Award Dr Sherer will further characterize the process by which infected cells form tight contacts with uninfected cells making virus production and proliferation more efficient Long term he hopes this research will lead to ideas for interrupting this process and the development of drugs effective against HIV as well as new broad spectrum antiviral medications Dr Sherer earned a bachelor of arts from Grinnell College Iowa and a Ph D in microbiology from Yale University His post doctoral training took place at King s College London School of Medicine Studying the construction of a cell s inner machinery Dr Aaron Hoskins assistant professor of biochemistry in UW Madison s College of Agricultural Life Sciences studies the cellular machines that interpret the information found in DNA genes and put it in a form that can be used by the cell His research team focuses primarily on a machine called the spliceosome which is made from more than 100 different pieces We use cutting edge microscopes to study how all of those different pieces come together to build a working spliceosome machine Dr Hoskins said In the long term we would like to study how these machines are built in living cells and how errors in their construction can lead to diseases like blindness or muscular atrophies The Shaw Scientist Award will enable Dr Hoskins to pursue high risk high reward projects vital to understanding how cellular machines are built The funding will also help Dr Hoskins accommodate undergraduates seeking summer research opportunities in his lab he said Dr Hoskins graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science and earned his Ph D at Massachusetts Institute of Technology He completed fellowship training at Brandeis University and University of Massachusetts Medical School Dorothy Shaw this award s namesake was passionate about innovation in research said Ellen Gilligan President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation I suspect she would be very impressed by this year s award recipients but not at all surprised by the caliber of their work as her intent from the beginning was to advance the boundaries of science About the Shaw Scientist Award The awards program started in 1982 thanks to a 4 3 million bequest from Dorothy

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/foundation-helps-young-scientists-grow-research-careers/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $130,000 in Marquette’s Milwaukee Summer Reading Project
    or mental illness Growing Minds 25 000 to support implementation of the Mindfulness School Project in 50 classrooms within Milwaukee Public Schools The project teaches social and emotional strategies that help students better deal with stressful situations Children s Hospital and Health System Foundation 15 000 to provide support and technical assistance to 11 health care clinics in Milwaukee to run Reach Out and Read a program in which doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families Strengthening neighborhoods Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee 95 000 for emergency repair and accessibility modifications for low income elderly veterans and homeowners with disabilities with particular focus in Amani Metcalfe Park and the neighborhoods participating in the Foundation s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Housing Resources 70 000 toward expansion of its marketing and education services for low to moderate income families throughout the four county area These efforts will help identify buyers who are ready to purchase and implement online education classes to reach buyers who may be ready to purchase but cannot attend the current classes offered for a variety of reasons Dominican Center for Women 25 000 toward continued support of the implementation of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program in Milwaukee s Amani neighborhood Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp 25 000 in funding for resident led community improvement projects in Milwaukee neighborhoods that are part of the city s Target Investment Neighborhood program Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development 25 000 toward business planning for a real estate fund to address the foreclosure crisis in Milwaukee CEOs for Cities 3 000 in support of the participation of a group of Milwaukee civic academic and community leaders in the multi city leadership and learning organization which promotes learning across multiple sectors in multiple cities Planning Council for Health Human Services 1 500 to support travel costs for a cohort of nonprofit staff from Milwaukee to participate in a conference about using the National Neighborhood Indicators Project Increasing economic opportunities Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance 150 000 over two years for matching funds to secure a Social Innovation Fund grant from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions The funds will support workforce training programs in automotive repair manufacturing and healthcare and will help build the alliance s capacity Southeastern WI Coalition for Transit NOW 29 000 in support of the second phase of its workforce mobility study which includes outreach to the business community to help address workforce mobility gaps in metro Milwaukee Milwaukee Christian Center 25 000 for Youthbuild a job training program that serves youth ages 16 to 23 Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic 25 000 to help the clinic expand its services which include emergency care exams and restorative care to low income adults in Waukesha County My Home Your Home 15 000 for matching funds for a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that supports Lissy s Place the transitional housing program for young women who have aged out of foster care Promoting racial equity

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/greater-milwaukee-foundation-invests-130000-marquettes-milwaukee-summer-reading-project/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs
    Foundation and The Ceres Foundation and more than two dozen other contributors The Brewers Community Foundation also contributed 8 000 for this year s Golden Ticket promotion The result was a total of more than 3 million On behalf of the entire Foundation I want to thank everyone who helped make Match Day a great success for the third year said Ellen M Gilligan president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation It s heartwarming to see our community come together like this and the donations made for this event will have a lasting impact on the organizations and the citizens they serve Highlights from the 24 hour event The first gifts were posted 2 minutes after the event started at midnight 225 was given to Community Advocates 185 was given to Hunger Task Force 25 went to Food Pantry of Waukesha County and 10 went to Hebron House of Hospitality A total of 7 969 donations were made through matchdaymke org on March 13 Hunger Task Force raised the most of the participating agencies 1 286 individual donors contributed a total of 330 936 Through the Golden Ticket promotion made possible by the Brewers Community Foundation an additional 1 000 was added to eight different gifts randomly selected throughout the day The Women s Center Cathedral Center Milwaukee Rescue Mission Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee Hope House of Milwaukee Friends of Abused Families Hunger Task Force Inc and Guest House Milwaukee were recipients of Golden Tickets The following businesses generously contributed in kind support for Match Day The Milwaukee Business Journal OnMilwaukee com Clear Channel Outdoor BizTimes Media Concannon Communications Heritage Washington County Daily News Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Center District Milwaukee City Hall and Milwaukee Public Market Participating Nonprofits Advocates of Ozaukee Cathedral Center Center for Veterans Issues

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/greater-milwaukee-community-brings-home-another-win-basic-needs/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Oconomowoc Area Foundation accepting grant requests
    News Archive Media Kit For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Home News News Archive 2014 Oconomowoc Area Foundation accepting grant requests Milwaukee WI March 2014 A total of 145 000 is available to support nonprofits in the Oconomowoc area through the Oconomowoc Area Foundation s 2014 grantmaking cycle The foundation supports organizations with projects that primarily serve residents of the Oconomowoc Area School District including all of Summit or Wales Dousman Ottawa or Nashotah The deadline to apply is May 30 A meeting about the application process which includes tips on how to prepare strong grant proposals will be held March 25 at 8 30 a m at the YMCA at Pabst Farms 1750 E Valley Road in Oconomowoc First time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Visit the Grant Seekers section of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s website to access the guidelines and application as well as to read more information about the Oconomowoc Area Foundation About the Oconomowoc Area Foundation Inspired by Oconomowoc hardware store owner and philanthropist Hilbert N Scherffius and guided by civic leaders and committed volunteers the Oconomowoc Area Foundation was created in 2002 to provide an easy effective way for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes It is a supporting foundation within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 100 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond Started in 1915 the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Greater

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/oconomowoc-area-foundation-accepting-grant-requests/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MATCH DAY Returns for 2014
    based on the total amount raised Last year more than 2 8 million was raised overall through the event We are excited to bring Match Day back for another day of giving in 2014 said Ellen M Gilligan President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation In the first two years more than 4 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 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 Salvation Army Wisconsin Upper Michigan Sojourner Family Peace Center The Women s Center Walkers Point Youth and Family Center I m happy to see Match Day back in Milwaukee for another day of historic giving said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele These nonprofits are vital lifelines for so many of our neighbors here in Milwaukee County and this is a great opportunity for us to come together as one to support basic needs Match Day has been a great success for Waukesha County and all participating nonprofits the past two years and I look forward to seeing the surrounding counties come together again this year for a common purpose and another day of online giving in support of agencies

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $418,000 toward strengthening Milwaukee area neighborhoods
    discretionary grant cycle Additional grants include Strengthening education Aurora Family Service 60 000 to provide supportive mental health services for children their parents and teachers at four MPS schools OW Holmes Hopkins Lloyd Community School Wedgewood Park International School and Audubon Technology and Community Center Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee 50 000 to help the agency launch Mentor2 0 a mentoring program that combines in person mentoring with online communication PAVE 50 000 to support coordination and expansion of Board Corps a program designed to build board leadership capacity within schools Early Music Now 25 000 to help the nonprofit bring two internationally respected ensembles into the West Allis West Milwaukee School District for extended residencies Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club 25 000 to help it develop a social and emotional learning program for its America SCORES Milwaukee Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra 25 000 to support its Strings Initiative at Waukesha s Blair Elementary School United Community Center 25 000 toward the expansion of its precollege program Greater Milwaukee Committee 20 000 for the coordination and management of My Life My Plan a workshop series that works with high school students to expose them to postsecondary education and training options The Women s Center 15 000 for administration of its violence prevention program geared toward educating teens about healthy dating relationships Strengthening neighborhoods LISC Milwaukee 75 000 to support the agency s efforts to increase capacity building among nonprofits leadership development among residents and nonprofit staff in Milwaukee neighborhoods and support cross neighborhood collaboration Layton Boulevard West Neighbors 50 000 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Milwaukee s Layton Boulevard area Agape Community Center 45 000 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Milwaukee s Thurston Woods area Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation 44 500 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Milwaukee s Havenwoods neighborhood Sherman Park Community Association 43 500 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Sherman Park Urban Anthropology 35 000 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Milwaukee s Lincoln Village and Baran Park neighborhoods University of Wisconsin Extension Waukesha County 25 000 for support of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in Waukesha s Tower Hill area Increasing economic opportunities Social Development Commission 100 000 toward the agency s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program as well as to support a year round financial literacy program that will offer financial education workshops and one on one financial coaching University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Foundation 100 000 for the Center for Aging and Translational Research Community Advocates 40 000 for the Elder Abuse Intervention Project Wisconsin Community Services 40 000 to support the agency s Center for Driver s License Recovery and Employability which provides case management and legal help to low income Milwaukee County residents who have lost their driver s licenses Center for Self Sufficiency 25 000 to help the agency work with ex offenders in securing and maintaining employment The Cathedral Center 25 000 to expand its Community Case Management

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2014/foundation-invests-418000-toward-strengthening-milwaukee-area-neighborhoods/ (2016-05-01)
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