gilligan-bio.jpgPresident & CEO

Contact Ellen

Main: 414.272.5805


Executive Assistant

Aileen Rogers

Direct: 414.336.7025

Main: 414.272.5805

E-mail: arogers@greatermilwaukeefoundation.org


Ellen joined the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2010 as its third president and CEO. She previously spent 12 years at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, most recently as its vice president of Community Investment. In that role, Ellen directed and oversaw all of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs for an eight-county service area. She also served as president and secretary of The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, a $21 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Ellen has spent nearly 30 years in the nonprofit sector with experience at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the United Way of America, The Eisenhower Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Her experience has included building coalitions and partnerships to address critical needs and issues including education, neighborhood and community development, race relations and safety net services.

Contact Ellen

Main: 414.272.5805


Executive Assistant

Aileen Rogers

Direct: 414.336.7025

Main: 414.272.5805

E-mail: arogers@greatermilwaukeefoundation.org