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The Cream City Foundation wants YOU to get involved!

If you’d like to have a positive impact on the LGBT community in Southeastern Wisconsin, and want to have a say in the programming your own contributions support, The Giving Society is for you.

Perfect for first-time donors, The Giving Society is a community of like-minded individuals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community leaders who make a monthly contribution to the Cream City Foundation. Once a year, you’ll have the opportunity to help select which nonprofits the society will support.

For example, The Giving Society’s donation last year helped close out the outstanding mortgage for the Southeastern WI LGBT Center in Kenosha.

A little goes a long way.  To make sure your voice is heard, consider joining The Giving Society! At whatever level you choose to give – as low as $10 or $25 a month – know that your contribution will add up to a much appreciated annual gift.

Joining The Giving Society easy.  Simply send us an email or call us at (414) 225-0244. We’d love to hear from you!


Save the Date: Cream City Foundation

Business Equality Luncheon Nov. 12!

6a00d8341c90b153ef01901e25fd89970bWe’re thrilled to announce that Neil Giuliano, CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will be our keynote speaker for this year’s Cream City Foundation Business Equality Luncheon. The former mayor of Tempe, AZ, Neil is also a leadership consultant, speaker and coach.

Neil previously served as the President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards on Bravo TV.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Neil Giuliano speak at our annual luncheon,” said Foundation Board Chair Paul Milakovich.  “Neil has been a very positive influence in the LGBT community and he will be an inspirational speaker for our guests at the lunch.”

The Cream City Annual Business Equality Luncheon is an opportunity for corporate partners in Milwaukee to support LGBT rights and the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in every part of the community.

Representatives generally include chief executive officers, human resources professionals, employee resource groups, diversity, and inclusion groups, as well as a variety of other professionals.

The event will be held November 12th, 2014 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

More information, including how to purchase tickets, will be available soon.


My Best Friend is Straight and Annual Garden Party Thank You Letter

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who supported or joined us for the wedding of My Best Friend is Straight and the Annual Garden Party at Will Radler’s home July 12. The event was an enormous success, all thanks to your generosity.

Every year, the funds we raise from the event are donated to organizations that advance the quality of life, dignity, and health of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin.

We are pleased to announce that this year, thanks to 425 guests in attendance, we raised more than $45,000.  We are excited to continue in our mission of supporting deserving organizations.

We would especially like to acknowledge philanthropist Will Radler, who co-hosted this event with his Annual Garden Party.  By combining of our events, attendees and sponsors increased significantly in comparison to previous years.

Without Will’s support of the Cream City Foundation and the LGBT community, the magnitude of this event would not have been possible.

If you’d like to learn more about ways to give back, click here.

Thank you! We hope to see you throughout the year, including at the Business Equality Lunch in October!

Cream City Foundation Board of Directors

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Paul Milakovich, Cream City Foundation Board Chair, Philanthropist and Host Will Radler, Ewa Barczyk, Associate Provost & Director of Libraries and Michael Doylen,
Director of the Archives Department.