MANDI finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for the sixth annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI).
The awards honor nonprofit community groups and their partners involved in revitalizing Milwaukee neighborhoods. The awards include five categories.
The MANDI finalists for the “Navigator Award” are: Tom Capp, executive vice president, Gorman and Co.; Jean Leslie, executive director, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; and Johnny Moutry Jr., executive director, New Covenant Housing Corp.
The finalists for the “Vision Award” are: Marquette University; Nonprofit Management Fund; and Northern Trust Bank.
The finalists for the “Trailblazer Award” are: the Chronic Nuisance Property Code, a collaboration of the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services and the Milwaukee Police Department; the Fueling Young Minds Collaborative, a collaboration of the Milwaukee Public Schools, The Social Development Commission, the Salvation Army, Hunger Task Force, Impact, and the Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. Individual Development Account Program.
The finalists for the Freddie Mac “Cornerstone Award” are: the Dominican Center for Women; the Northwest Side Community Development Corp.; and the North Avenue Community Development Corp.
The finalists for the State Farm Insurance and Financial Services “Building Blocks Award” (Large Project are): Fondy Food Market, developed by Hunger Task Force; Highland Gardens, developed by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and Independence First; and Milwaukee Center for Independence (new facility).
The finalists for the State Farm Insurance and Financial Services “Building Blocks Award” (Small Project) are: Gateway Plaza, developed by New Covenant Housing Corp.; Holton Street Lofts, developed by Wisconsin Preservation Fund; and Urban Ecology Center.
The awards are given by the Milwaukee Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC), which catalyzes the development of vibrant, diverse, high quality, sustainable neighborhoods in greater Milwaukee by working with neighborhood organizations and residents.
All of the finalists will be honored and the winner of each award category will be announced at a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 10, at 5 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, call Leo Ries at (414) 273-1815.
January 21, 2005, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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