Cream City Foundation Business Equality Luncheon Nov. 12, 2014

6a00d8341c90b153ef01901e25fd89970bCream City Foundation’s Business Equality Luncheon is held to showcase southeastern Wisconsin as fair and inclusive of all minority groups in the business world, with particular focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  This is our sixth annual luncheon and it grows in size every year–be sure to reserve your table or seat for this well-attended event.

Neil Giuliano, CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will be our keynote speaker for this year’s Cream City Foundation Business Equality Luncheon.  Neil G. Giuliano served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994-2004.  Giuliano served as President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2005-09, and has served as CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation since being appointed in December 2010.

We’re proud to recognize our sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, Southwest Airlines, Quest, and the Wisconsin Gazette.

The event will be held Wednesday November 12th, 2014 in the Woodland Dream Ballroom at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Order your tickets here


Cream City Foundation Sponsors Milwaukee Rep World Premiere:
after all the terrible things I do

The Cream City Foundation is pleased to sponsor the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s world premiere of after all the terrible things I do.  An examination of bullying, sexual identity, parenting, and forgiveness, this American drama will run from Oct. 1 – Nov. 9.

afterallAfter all the terrible things I do provides a personal look at shared pasts and second chances,” said Lisa Fulton, director of Marketing & Communications at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

The play, which follows the character Daniel’s return to his Midwestern home town after college, aims to shed light on LGBT issues present today.

“We’re happy to sponsor this event,” said Terri Coughlin, interim Executive Director.  “The play confronts and grapples with themes that will do a great service to the community by raising awareness for LGBT rights.

The team for after all the terrible things I do includes writer A. Rey Pamatmat, Director Rep Associate Artist May Adrales, Executive Producer Andy Nunemaker, and Associate Producer Greater Milwaukee Foundation William J. Radler Fund.

The Stiemke Studio Season is sponsored by Ed Seaberg & Patrick Smith.

After all the terrible things I do will run from Oct. 1 – Nov. 9 at the Stiemke Studio.

Save 20% off adult tickets by using the promo code “Books” by October 1st.  Get your tickets today by checking out the Milwaukee Rep website here.


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The Cream City Foundation has named Terri Coughlin as its Interim Executive Director. Coughlin will transition from her roles as Vice Chair and Grant Committee Chair on the Board of Directors into the staff leadership role effective Sept. 22.

“We couldn’t be happier about Terri taking on this interim role as we continue our search for a new Executive Director,” said Board Chair Paul Milakovich. “Terri’s operational and leadership experience, not to mention her commitment to the LGBT community in Southeast Wisconsin, make her a natural fit for this critical time in the Foundation’s growth.”

Coughlin is principal owner of Coughlin Consulting, LLC, a firm designed to help businesses clear pathways in their operational areas through process efficiencies, project management and meeting facilitation.

She recently retired from Harley-Davidson Motor Company after 21 years in various functional areas, including Information Technology, Sales Operations, and Marketing. Coughlin previously worked at United Healthcare and Johnson Controls.

A native Wisconsinite, Coughlin holds a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Public Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an MBA from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Coughlin has served on the Cream City Foundation Board for more than five years, is President of the Washington Heights Rainbow Association, has held board positions over the years with Pridefest and Lesbian Alliance of Metro Milwaukee and taught English as a Second Language for a local literacy organization.




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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!


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.