Charitable Donations Archives

Northwestern Mutual Foundation invests nearly $3.4 million to foster thriving neighborhoods and educational success

September 27, 2018

Northwestern Mutual is dedicated to enhancing its headquarters in Milwaukee by providing its residents with access to quality health, educational and community resources. To further its commitment, the company, through its Foundation, announced on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, nearly $3.4 million in grants to nonprofits and organizations. The organizations receiving funding are committed to propelling… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers players make special delivery to Boys and Girls Club

June 7, 2018

On Friday, May 25, 2018, two of the Milwaukee Brewers, Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and Center Fielder Lorenzo Cain, stopped by the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., to deliver baseball equipment to the young players. Jeffress and Cain were joined by the Johnsonville Racing Sausages; former Brewer Larry Hisle; and Boys… [Read More]

Herb Kohl provides support for classrooms and students

May 10, 2018

This week, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate the hard work and important contributions of Wisconsin teachers this school year, Herb Kohl Philanthropies funded all Wisconsin project requests (one per teacher) on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. A total of 578 projects worth $425,000 were just flash-funded across the state. This… [Read More]

GMAR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

April 12, 2018

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR) and city leaders recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act at an event held on the Marquette University campus. Speakers for the event were Mayor Tom Barrett; Alderman Ashanti Hamilton; former Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council member and Commando Fred Reed; civil… [Read More]

Ripple® donates $29 mil. to DonorsChoose.org: Funds 110 MPS projects

April 5, 2018

In an unprecedented act of generosity, technology company Ripple donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org this week, funding every project posted by a teacher across the country. In Milwaukee Public Schools, 110 projects posted by 89 teachers were funded, bringing a total donation of $60,081 to the district. “This is such an exciting day for our… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League and GE Healthcare show commitment to O. W. Holmes School

March 2, 2018

Students at Oliver Wendell Holmes School on Milwaukee’s north side are making new friends – with volunteers from the Milwaukee Urban League and GE Healthcare. Volunteers from both organizations are engaging with students as tutors and mentors and using their expertise to raise student achievement. Milwaukee Public Schools has similar mentor relationships in many schools… [Read More]