Nonprofit people and grants

Waukesha United Way names new cabinet members
United Way in Waukesha County has announced the members of its 2011 Campaign Cabinet. Co-Chairs Joan Shafer of We Energies and John Robertstad of ProHealth Care, Inc. are among the 32-member Campaign Cabinet who will work to develop, maintain, and grow relationships with individuals and organizations within Waukesha County to increase support of United Way in Waukesha County.The 2011 United Way campaign cabinet members include: Mac Dorn, a community volunteer; Patty Galante, manager of customer services for We Energies; Dave Gilmartin, client solutions director at GE Healthcare; Todd Gray, superintendent of Waukesha School District; Doug Hastad, president of Carroll University; Suzanne Kelley, president of Waukesha County Business Alliance; Julianne Klimetz, media relations professional for Waukesha County Executive’s Office; Mike Kluth, employed by GE Energy Waukesha Gas Engines and president of IAMAW Spring City Lodge Local 1377; Kathy Madden, clerk of circuit courts of Waukesha County; Jay Magulski, president of Landmark Credit Union; Don Maurer, deputy director of Waukesha County Department of Health & Human Services; Paul Melnick, senior vice president of Marine Bank; Tom Milazzo, general manager of American TV, Furniture, Electronics, and Appliances of Waukesha; Dana Monogue, assistant superintendent for Waukesha School District; Linda Moroney, partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Tina Moy, senior advisor of Kohls Group Consulting and Moy Communication; Pat Neudecker, superintendent of Oconomowoc Area School District; Ed Olson, chief external affairs officer of ProHealth Care, Inc.; Andy Portale, VP Middle Market Commercial Banking Group at Town Bank; Austin Ramirez, chief executive officer of HUSCO International, Inc.; Mary Reinke, vice president of strategic communications at Aurora Healthcare; Ken Riesch, president and chief executive officer at  R&R Insurance Services; John Robertstad, president of hospitals division at ProHealth Care, Inc.; Dennis Sampson, senior vice president of business development at First Business Bank; Janet Schulz, community volunteer; Joan Shafer, vice president of We Energies; Teri Terrill, executive director of Family Service of Waukesha County; Dale Van Dam, executive vice president of sales, M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.; Dr. Rajiv Varma, retired physician, Medical College of Wisconsin; Dave Vetta, president and chief executive officer at First Business Bank; Tracy Wayson, chief development and brand officer of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast; Lisa Wills, community volunteer; and Robert Young, president of Paradigm Sensors.

Mount Mary College Receives NML Grant
Mount Mary College has received a $25,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation for scholarship support for students in the Midtown Program. 
The Midtown program meets the needs of young women who are academically qualified to attend college, but lack the financial resources necessary to complete a degree.  In addition to providing substantial financial support for young women from Milwaukee’s urban community, the program also provides support services that help to ensure retention and ultimately completion of a college education.  

Milwaukee Public Theatre receives grant to produce play about difficult conversations
Milwaukee Public Theatre recently received a grant of $10,000 from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to produce and tour “From the Start Consider the Finish,” an original play with songs that addresses the vital need for conversations about end-of- life care through short vignettes about hospice and other choices.
The play tells real-life stories about planning and hospice decisions in a statewide tour of ten venues from September to October. Two actors play multiple roles in 20 dramatic sketches. Three songwriters wrote 22 original songs for the play as well. Shows will be followed by post-show discussions with professionals in hospice and elder care and will be accompanied by a resource guide. In addition, a local actor will participate in the performance at each venue.
The play will be performed in Milwaukee at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and at a future date at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For information on group ticket sales for any of the performances, call 414-347-1685 or 715-748-5218. To learn more about Milwaukee Public Theatre, visit

WWBIC receives $1.5 million federal grant
The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) announced today it has received a $1.5 million federal grant to assist low-income communities in the state.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund director Donna Gambrell joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and WWBIC president Wendy. Baumann for the award announcement.
The federal awards totaled $142.3 million for CDFIs serving low-income communities across the country. The 155 grants, made to organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia, represent the largest single round of monetary awards in the CDFI Fund’s history.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin stated, "Today’s awards will provide much-needed capital to help community-based financial institutions offer products and services that would otherwise be out of reach for thousands of low-income Americans."
In 2010 WWBIC provided direct financing to 103 entrepreneurs and business owners totaling more than $3 million already in 2011.
"Each day we get up at WWBIC and work hard at providing that ‘hope and opportunity’ for those entrepreneurs and business owners throughout Wisconsin. This investment from the CDFI fund advances our collective work and the work of CDFIs across our nation,” Baumann said.

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