Crowd funding: GMF invests in gathering places

Communities that gather together are greater together. By supporting community-led efforts to reimagine public gathering places in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is expanding opportunities for neighbors and families to strengthen social connections and civic pride.
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Unwrapping the gift of opportunity

What would you call the chance to climb to the top of a light house, pet a sting ray, study a Rembrandt and play in a kid-sized home town all in one day? We call it the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Gifts to the Community
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Mellowes sets gold standard for volunteer leadership

A passionate volunteer and philanthropist, Linda Mellowes received the Foundation’s 2016 William C. Frye Award for her deep commitment to the community.
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YWCA’s Penebaker honored for a just cause

As president and CEO of YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin, Paula Penebaker has dedicated herself to eliminating racism and improving the lives of women and girls, a calling that led to her receiving the Foundation’s 2016 Doug Jansson Leadership Award.
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