Nonprofit Spotlight: Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

759 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 322, Milwaukee
(414) 223-4611 |
Twitter: @HPGMilwaukee

Year founded: 2001

Mission statement: To connect and unite Hispanic professionals, students and the community with rich heritage, strong leadership and impactful initiatives.

Primary focus: HPGM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a robust pipeline of Hispanic talent in the Midwest. We do this through scholarships, leadership training, networking and recognition programs for our diverse membership base, ranging from college students to C-suite executives. By giving one Latinx student the opportunity to complete their college degree, or by opening the door for one Hispanic professional to advance their career, we are changing the trajectory of individual lives and entire communities.

Other focuses: Fundraising and philanthropy

Employees at this location: Four

Key donors: BMO Harris Bank, GE Healthcare, MillerCoors, American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, Aurora Health Care, Brewers Community Foundation Inc., Kohl’s, The Marcus Corp., Northwestern Mutual, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Alliant Energy, Brady Corp., Briggs & Stratton, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, EY, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Husco, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Bank, Vizance Inc., We Energies and University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Board of directors: Raquel Filmanowicz, Oscar Tovar, Dimas Ocampo, Tom Parks, Alvaro Araque, Dr. Wilma Bonaparte, Zeferino Cisneros, Carmen Decot, Christopher Schreiber, Nancy Flagg, Marija Gajdarsziska, Leslie Gutierrez, Nancy Ott, Raj Patel, Cris Ros-Dukler, Elizabeth Strike, Shary Tan and Dr. William Welburn.

Executive leadership: Griselda Aldrete, president and chief executive officer; Kim Schultz, director of strategic partnerships and events.

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: We believe that the ultimate measure of our success is thriving communities with educated, productive Hispanic citizens. We invite the business community to be a part of the solution by supporting students through our scholarship fund or by partnering with us for a networking or leadership development program.

Key fundraising events: The annual Five Star Gala and annual Blutender Fundraiser.

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