Nonprofit spotlight: Kids From Wisconsin

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 09:48 am

Kids From Wisconsin
640 S. 84th St., Milwaukee
(414) 266-7067  |
Twitter: @KidsfromWI
Instagram: @KidsfromWI 

Year founded: 1969

Mission statement: The Kids From Wisconsin’s objective as a statewide organization is to be a partner, connector, and megaphone for the arts in the communities they perform. 

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: The Kids From Wisconsin create a musical production that offers a professional touring/performing experience as a trajectory for young adult performers. 

Other focuses of your nonprofit organization: Year-round education of youth through hands-on performing arts workshops and music curricula in underserved schools that engage and assist in creating a well-rounded student.

Key donors: Inpro Corp., Fluno Family Charitable Fund, Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, Bader Foundation, The Rea Charitable Trust, We Energies Foundation and the Krause Family Foundation 

Executive leadership: 

Tina Weiss, managing director; Michael Damien Sander, executive director

Board of directors: Tim Riesterer, Dr. James P. Maney, Jr., Kent Hoffman, Tony Maze, Thomas J. Nolte, Katharine A. Azzolina, Joyce Bobber, Gabriella Deyi, Barbara I. Dorn, Scott Girmscheid, Michelle Meronk, Mark A. Juds, Charlie Krause IV, Rich Mannisto, Robert Radke, Louis Williams, Taras Nahirniak, Michael Sander, Tina Weiss

Number of employees at this location: Two

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? The organization is currently undergoing strategic planning. The leadership team is actively seeking board members to lead in financial/treasurer and public relations roles. 

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: 

  • Support through financial contributions.
  • Volunteers at summer performances/workshops.
  • Meal provisions during tour season or at shows. 
  • Office equipment needs.
  • Donated printing services.
  • Offer matching funds for contributions.
  • Help share the mission through word of mouth and social shares.

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