Office of the President

Ellen M. Gilligan, President & CEO 

Aileen Rogers, Executive Coordinator 

Nurma Brown, Administrative Assistant 

Civic Engagement

Marcus White, Vice President  

Lamont Smith, Senior Analyst

Community Investment

Kathryn J. Dunn, Vice President 

Brad Ambelang, Program and Grants Associate

Jeannie Fenceroy, Senior Program Manager - Education and Scholarships 

Fred Gutierrez, Senior Program Officer 

Janel M. Hines, Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Liliane McFarlane, Grants Manager

Evan R. Reed, Senior Program Officer

Darlene C. Russell, Senior Program Officer  

Pa Sponcia, Associate Program Officer

Carol Wilson, Scholarship and Program Coordinator  

Finance and Administration

Kenneth Robertson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Yelena Chester, Investment Officer

Cindy Hoffman, Grants Coordinator

Sharon Loxton, Senior Financial Analyst  

Oletha Mays, Finance Associate

Rashad Morris, Operational Service Coordinator

Meridian M. Napoli, Operations Manager

Wendy Ponting, Controller 

Stacie Owen, Finance Associate

Human Resources and Organizational Learning

Michael D. Hoffman, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Learning

Amy James, Human Resources Generalist

Linda D. Pitts, Receptionist 

Marketing and Communications

Laura Porfilio Glawe, Vice President

Becca Mader, Senior Communications Specialist

Sonia McGhee, Administrative Assistant 

Paula J. Perez, Webmaster and Graphic Designer 

Jeremy Podolski, Marketing and Communications Manager

Claudia Scholl, Events and Hospitality Manager

Development and Philanthropic Services

Kristen MekemsonVice President

Joseph Brooks, Senior Director of Donor Services

Jennifer E. ClemonsPhilanthropic Services Specialist

Will Janisch, Philanthropic Adviser 

Maura Cook Lamensky, Associate Director of Gift Planning

Mary Kay Mark, Director of Gift Planning

Mark Maurice, Philanthropic Adviser

Andrea C. Ogden, Philanthropic Adviser

Erin TerBeek, Prospect Researcher

Dana ZwickPhilanthropic Services Specialist

Milwaukee Succeeds

Danae Davis, Executive Director

Dave Celata, Deputy Director

Lorna Dilley, Research and Evaluation Manager

Jonathan Dunn, Goal 3 Manager

Joseph Gallagher, Goal 2 Manager

Kiley Kurz, Administrative Assistant

2017 Annual Report


For an overview of last year’s financial performance, read our 2017 annual report.