2020 William C. Frye Award

Diaz: An advocate for Milwaukee’s Latino community

Ricardo Diaz received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s 2020 William C. Frye Award for his deep commitment to the Latino community, particularly through his work at the United Community Center for nearly 20 years.  Read More >>

2020 Frank Kirkpatrick Award

Johnson leading the way for reinvestment in Riverwest, Harambee neighborhoods

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation honored Darryl Johnson with its 2020 Frank Kirkpatrick Award for his work in Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. The award honors those who have made significant physical improvements to the community, with special emphasis on economic investment in neighborhoods of greatest need. Read more >>

2020 Doug Jansson Leadership Award 

Neumann-Ortiz provides voice for the voiceless

Christine Neumann-Ortiz received the 2020 Doug Jansson Leadership Award, which is named for the Foundation’s former CEO and recognizes nonprofit leaders – either volunteer or staff – particularly those who embrace collaboration, diversity, equity and show integrity in their work. Read more >>

President’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award 

Mitchell committed to building the leadership capacity within MKE

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation honored Dr. Jeanette Mitchell with the President’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award in recognition of her longstanding work to connect and develop leaders of color.  Read more >>

2020 civic award recipients

William C. Frye Award

Ricardo Diaz

Frank Kirkpatrick Award

Darryl Johnson

Doug Jansson Leadership Award

Christine Neumann-Ortiz

President’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award

Dr. Jeanette Mitchell