The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has more than 1,500 funds and each is as unique as the donor who created it. Learn more about the legacy that our donors are leaving through their funds and the difference they are making in our community. 


Hank Aaron

Thanks to a former Milwaukee Brewer, area youth are chasing their dreams on and off the field. Read More>>


Cecilia Borentisch

One woman’s career path wasn’t easy but through a bequest, she is making sure other students don’t face the same challenges. Read More>>


James and Reopa Brown

Through retirement and their donor advised fund, these childhood sweethearts are sharing the many blessings they have received over their lifetime. Read More>>


Andrea and Anthony Bryant

They hold the key to the city of Waukesha and use their fund to continue investing in its growth. Read More>>


Bucyrus International

Donor advised fund used as vehicle to preserve manufacturer’s legacy within greater Milwaukee community. Read More>>


Jenny and Marshall Chay

A career at the Golden Arches gives Wauwatosa couple a golden opportunity to give back. Read More>>


Christin Cleaver

Granddaughter of manufacturing entrepreneur uses her grandparents' fund to help bring happiness, harmony into area lives. Read More>>


Lucy Cohn

Nurse uses Foundation fund to pay it forward after lifetime of giving back. Read More>>


Farnham Family

Family values serve as guiding force behind one family's grantmaking. Read More>>


Ted and Jeanne Hasbrook

How one Arizona couple feels at home, though they live nearly 2,000 miles away. Read More>>


Mary Henszey

A fellow philanthropist and Oconomowoc resident inspires woman to strengthen sense of community through her own fund.  Read More>>


High Point Fund

Arts community comes together to support work of Milwaukee’s African-American artists  Read More>>


Judy and Gary Jorgensen

Philanthropy is a multi-generational family affair for one Oconomowoc couple. Read More>>


Joe and Annie Kennedy

Former teachers are channeling their passion for education and Milwaukee children into their philanthropy. Read More>>


Judy Keyes

A Milwaukee native expands her philanthropic horizon and that of her grandchildren through her donor advised fund. Read More>>


Herb Kohl

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Bill and Christie Krugler

Whitefish Bay couple are partners in life, philanthropy and building a better Milwauke

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Catherine and Walter Lindsay

Third generation of Scotland native carries on family’s legacy of giving with Foundation’s help. Read more>>


Justin Philipp Meyer

Greenfield couple celebrates son’s life and legacy through memorial fund. Read More>>


Bob Monday

Through his donor advised fund, Brookfield grandfather teaches the next generation about gratitude and giving back

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Mary L. Nohl

More than a decade has passed since her death, but through her fund, a local artist is creating new art opportunities for the next generation. Read more>>


Dick Paddock

The seeds of philanthropy from one former Time Insurance Co. chairman grew into 400 acres of flora and fauna in Mequon. Read More>>


Gertrude Payton and Shelia Payton

One family’s scholarship fund gives them the opportunity to help African American students fulfill their educational dreams. Read more>>


Joan Robertson

Daughter of outspoken pacifist and suffragette charts her own course toward building a better world through philanthropy. Read more>>


Roger and Cindy Schaus

A couple’s passion for creating opportunities for others in need leads to creation of donor advised fund. Read more>>



Dorothy Shaw

Brief mention in woman’s bequest leads to research program that has invested more than $12 million over the past 30 years. Read More>>


Irv Terchak

Unassuming millionaire next door leaves library generous thank you. Read More>>


Three Bridges Park

Agency endowment seen as critical piece for Three Bridges Park to create a lasting legacy for the community

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Mary Tingley

The art of making a difference – beautifully. Read more>>


Andy Wright and Charlie Wright Jr.

Young professionals from River Hills are building their charitable legacy while building their careers. Read More>>


Doug and Sharon Ziegler

West Bend philanthropic power couple use their fund to grow the community’s next generation of leaders. Read more>>

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