Students gain world view through donor’s vision

Through the generosity and inspiration of Greater Milwaukee Foundation philanthropist Joan Robertson, Milwaukee Public Schools launched an innovative curriculum this year in nine elementary and middle schools that introduces global studies and rigorous research skills through the lens of the United Nations.
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Employment enlivens community

When a local employer creates new jobs and hires from the neighborhood, it puts individuals on the path to financial stability and contributes to the community’s overall vitality. With $27 million invested in community development since 2014, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is committed to expanding place-based economic opportunities so that more people have access to employment.
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Newspaper series catalyzes community dialogue

Culminating in an energetic community conversation with residents and stakeholders, the Foundation supported a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel special report this spring that examined persisting challenges in the region. Made possible through the Foundation’s Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, the project sparked a productive dialogue around race, class and opportunities for a brighter future.
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Attorney reflects West Bend’s generosity

Over decades of thoughtful service, attorney James Spella has helped clients better understand philanthropic giving, including the expertise offered by community foundations. He was honored as Professional Adviser of the Year on May 18 at the Foundation’s annual Herbert J. Mueller Society luncheon.
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