Milwaukee, WI - June 18, 2013 - Three of Milwaukee's most outstanding civic leaders will be honored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation at its 98th annual meeting Wednesday, June 19, at Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum.

William C. Frye Award


As president and CEO of the Helen Bader Foundation, Dan Bader is carrying out the vision of his late mother as well as leaving a legacy of his own. Over the past 21 years, the private foundation has given more than $216 million in grants to help strengthen the areas of youth development, workforce development and aging and Alzheimer's in greater Milwaukee and beyond.

Frank Kirkpatrick Award


Juli Kaufmann is passionate about sustainability and creating a positive long-term impact in her hometown. Through her company, Fix Development LLC, and her leadership efforts with other groups, such as the Mayor's Green Team, she is helping create a city that is healthy, thriving and viable for all.

Doug Jansson Leadership Award


sponsored by BMO Private Bank

Victor Barnett, founder and executive director of Running Rebels Community Organization, is strengthening the future of Milwaukee's youth through his agency, which provides job/skills training, mentoring, positive activities and scholarships.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Civic Awards

The William C. Frye and Frank Kirkpatrick awards enjoy a strong tradition of recognizing some of greater Milwaukee's most exceptional and respected civic leaders. Since 1957, the Frye Award has honored individuals for volunteer efforts that contribute to the betterment of the community. The Kirkpatrick Award began in 1988 and recognizes individuals whose efforts have brought significant physical improvement to the community. The Doug Jansson Leadership Award recognizes local nonprofit leaders - either volunteer or staff - particularly those serving underserved communities.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.


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