2021 William C. Frye Award - Virgis and Angela Colbert

Honoring exceptional civic contributions to create positive change across our region

Colberts’ investment and heart remain in the community where they worked and raised their family 

The Colberts were honored with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s William C. Frye Award for their exceptional civic and nonprofit board service in Milwaukee over the decades, particularly in the areas of education and the arts. Read more >

2021 Frank Kirkpatrick Award – Mark Eppli

Honoring commitment to enhancing community spaces and places

Eppli built, champions program that has helped diversify real estate field, build wealth in MKE

Mark Eppli received the Foundation’s Frank Kirkpatrick Award for his work with the Associates in Real Estate Program. The rigorous 9-month program trains people of color in the fundamentals of the real estate industry and the wide variety of available career paths. Read more >

 

2021 Doug Jansson Leadership Award – Carmen Pitre

Honoring inspirational leadership in the nonprofit sector

Pitre helps change the way community addresses domestic violence, serves survivors

Carmen Pitre received the Foundation’s Doug Jansson Leadership Award for her leadership over the past 20 years of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, Wisconsin’s largest provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services. Read more >

 

2021 President’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award – Ness Flores

Honoring those who have worked to make our region welcoming and inclusive for all people, of all races, places, identities, and backgrounds.

Flores drew upon personal experiences to fight on behalf of underserved communities

For his work over the past 50 years on behalf of underserved communities, particularly migrant farmworkers, Ness Flores received the Foundation’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award. Read more >

 

2021 civic award recipients

William C. Frye Award

Virgis and Angela Colbert

Frank Kirkpatrick Award

Mark Eppli

Doug Jansson Leadership Award

Carmen Pitre

President’s Leadership in Racial Equity and Social Justice Award

Ness Flores