The 2016 Business Equality Luncheon Was a Huge Success…Thank YOU!


biz_lunch_presentingOur Business Equality Luncheon, presented by BMO Harris Bank and Husch Blackwell, with the networking coffee hour sponsored by MillerCoors, welcomed over 400 attendees including 9 scholarship recipients from the inaugural Cream City Foundation Scholarship Fund. The luncheon saw hundreds of professional leaders and organizations in attendance that are all committed to the work of the Foundation as well as instituting systems and support for LGBTQ+ people in THEIR workplaces.

Many thanks to our lovely Emcee, Carole Caine and our keynote speaker, Christina Kahrl!

Photos, updates and more to come!

2016 Business Equality Luncheon Emcee :: Carole Caine

carole_mcCarole Caine has been a fixture in the media for 35 years.   She recently completed a stint of 30 years as the co-host of a popular Milwaukee A.M Radio show on 96.5 WKLH. Today, Carole is the new host of the rebranded station Super 18 the CW Milwaukee.  Carole was also very well known for her work with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Her participation in a local fundraiser has raised close to 20 million dollars for the hospital.  Carole continues to work to help the families and health care workers in their efforts to help heal sick children.  She and her family were also honored to be the Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes after the premature birth of her son. She has hosted a variety of events in the Milwaukee area, including being the emcee of the Midwest Chef’s tent during Kohler’s Food and Wine Festival for the past four years.

Keynote Speaker :: Christina Karhl

christina_krahlChristina Karhl, a sportswriter and editor for ESPN.com and a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, is one of the first internet writers as well as the first trans* woman voted into its ranks. She has contributed to SportsIllustrated.com, The New York Sun, Salon.com, Slate, Playboy, Pride magazine, The Windy City Times, and the Washington Blade. As an activist, she has worked on police reform in Chicago on behalf of the trans* and genderqueer youth most at risk for police harassment, fair housing, and on public accommodations issues where they impact the trans* community. She is active on the boards or advisory boards of Equality Illinois, the Trans Life Center, the You Can Play project, and the Lakeview Action Coalition. An out trans* woman, she was elected into the inaugural class of the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

 Don’t Miss AIDS Walk 2016






Cream City Foundation and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) are strategically collaborating to create meaningful change within the LGBTQ community and its allies. Through the Cream City Corporate Challenge, part of AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run, corporate ERGs build teams and raise life saving funds for the fight against AIDS. Cream City Foundation has generously provided a presenting sponsorship to foster team development and incentivize teams to reach their fundraising goals.