Executive vice president
The Falk Group Public Relations
Raejean Kanter, 68, serves as the executive vice president of The Falk Group Public Relations – but her expertise and generosity extend far into the community. For the past 40 years, Kanter has dedicated her life to helping others. In the process, she has improved the lives of thousands of people throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Kanter was the founding director of the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation, and during her seven-year tenure, the organization gave more than $3 million to local charities annually.
She has also chaired or co-chaired fundraising campaigns for Go Red for Women, Repairers of the Breach, Circle of Women (YWCA), St. Ann’s Center for Intergenerational Care, Susan G. Komen and many others.
Kanter’s knowledge and expertise have guided other nonprofit organizations with basic leadership needs, and through economic hardships and rebranding initiatives.
“Raejean is a renegade for the voiceless; a compassionate soul. She inspires me to reach for greater heights and believe I have a voice that can truly be heard within our community,” said Michelle Schuerman, executive director of southern Wisconsin at the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Kanter believes in giving not only of her time and talent, but also of her treasure. She has made significant monetary donations to several organizations and is also in the process of building the James Kanter Family Foundation in honor of her late husband, Jim.
Raejean joined The Falk Group in 2011 and has since helped launch “Light Shine” a service that matches businesses with nonprofits to benefit the organization and the community.
With all of this, Kanter still finds time to transform herself into Mrs. Claus each holiday season to visit with children at local nonprofits.
“Raejean is truly special and our community is stronger, better, kinder and richer for the work that she does and the people she inspires,” said Joel Brennan, executive director of Discovery World.