The Greater Milwaukee Foundation recently awarded six of Milwaukee’s civic leaders with awards at it’s annual meeting at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Mario and Cathy Costantini received the William C. Frye Award for improving the landscape of their neighborhood as well as the cultural landscape of Milwaukee through the Holton Youth and Family Center, The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program. Laura Bray of the Menomonee Valley Partners Inc., and Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center received the Frank Kirkpatrick Award for their commitment to revitalizing the Menomonee Valley in Milwaukee.
Tito Izard, president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee Health Services and Young Kim, a self-proclaimed foodie and executive director of the Fondy Food Center, received the Doug Jansson Emerging Leadership Award sponsored by M&I Wealth Management, a part of BMO Financial Group. Izard has been recognized for addressing the immediate health needs of underserved populations in Milwaukee and working to improve the health care disparity that exists in the central city, while Kim has worked to expand the agency’s reach beyond just that of a farmer’s market into offering more of a farm-to-fork continuum for the surrounding neighborhood.