Mark your Calendars for our next Signature Event!
Coming off the heels of a record breaking My Best Friend is Straight on July 28th, we’re already getting geared up for our 2015 Business Equality Luncheon!
Invite your friends to lunch to celebrate and promote LGBT inclusive workplaces essential to growing the talent pipeline to Southeastern Wisconsin. We are proud to welcome keynote speaker, Brian King, Global Officer, Marriott Signature Brands Global Sales!
The Cream City Foundation is looking forward to seeing you at our Business Equality Luncheon this fall!
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Potawatomi Casino & Hotel
1721 W. Canal St. Milwaukee, WI
Thank you to BMO Harris Bank! Your support makes this event possible!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for My Best Friend is Straight!
We are STILL caught in a whirlwind from our 11th annual My Best Friend is Straight! From all of us at the Foundation, thank you for joining us and celebrating so much progress and great work in our LGBT community. We are so proud to call you our partner in our work and impact across SE Wisconsin.
This year, we reached new heights for our sponsorship efforts. We had 78 total sponsorships, including 56 individual and 22 businesses/organizations, which is a dramatic increase from both 2013 and 2014. The number of registered guests reached an all-time high of 374. The combined efforts of individual tickets sold, sponsorships and silent auction/raffle raised $60,432.
Again, we would like to thank all of our event sponsors…without you, great things wouldn’t happen! Your continued support is appreciated by many!
Click below for a detailed list of our corporate, community and individual sponsors!
Pleased to Announce Grants to the Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival and Holton Street Clinic
We are pleased to announce one of our latest grantees, The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival! This $7,500 grant would match all new and increased donations made to the festival this year and will also help to underwrite the student/educational component to this year’s Festival such as student intern programming, free admission for students, and more! Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the Peck School of the Arts! We’ can’t wait for this year’s festival! Bravo!
Holton Street Clinic received a grant of $2,000 to help administer a new program to provide Truvada, a preventative drug for disenfranchised individuals at a high risk of becoming infected with the HIV. While the Clinic can incorporate the screening process into its current operations, the cost of necessary laboratory testing will be funded through this grant.
“The beautiful thing about the Cream City Foundation is that we are able to bring together nonprofit organizations and donors who have the same goals of improving the lived experiences of LGBT people in Southeast Wisconsin,” said Pete Holbrook, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be able to support so many worthy programs through this latest round of grants.”
See here for more info.