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Project RETURN 2821 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Suite 223, Milwaukee (414) 374-8029 | projectreturnmilwaukee.org Instagram: @project.return.milwaukee Twitter: @projectRETURN2
Year founded: 1980
Mission: Project RETURN (Returning Ex-incarcerated People To Urban Realities and Neighborhoods) exists to help men and women make a positive, permanent return to community, family and friends.
Primary focus: Helping ex-incarcerated men and women reenter society.
Other focuses: Employment services, alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling, housing, circles of support, alumni support group, women’s support group, advocacy
Number of employees: 7
Key donors: The Reva and David Logan Foundation, Siebert Lutheran Foundation, Charles O’Malley Charitable Trust, Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Forest County Potawatomi Foundation.
Executive Leadership: Executive director Wendel Hruska, email@example.com
Board of directors: Rodney Evans (president), Rob Schreiber (vice president), William Harrell (treasurer), Rev. Mark Thompson (controller), Dr. Ed de St. Aubin (secretary), Chris Avallone, Rev. Joseph Ellwanger, Judge Patricia Gorence, Charles Hampton, Maggie Kuhn, Dr. Tom LaBel, Monte Mabra, Mark Rice and Judi Ruppel.
Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes.
What roles are you looking to fill? Fund development, legal services/expertise, IT, lived experience with the organization’s mission.
Ways the business community can help your nonprofit:
Partner with Project RETURN to open pipelines to employment for our clientele.
Provide volunteers for our support groups, such as Circles of Support, to provide support and also to better understand what an individual returning from incarceration goes through to re-integrate into the community.
Be a corporate sponsor of our fundraising events.
Underwrite our programming, which changes lives.
Key Fundraising Events:
Annual Golf Outing – June 2021