Our Team

Edward Lupella – Events & Communications Coordinator

Email Edward: elupella@creamcityfoundation.org

lupella-headshot2Edward “Eddie” Lupella is the Events & Communications Coordinator for Cream City Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he started his work with affirmative action, serving as Co-President for University’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and also with volunteered for Fair Wisconsin in 2006’s campaign against Wisconsin’s ban on civil unions. He has volunteered with local arts and sports groups all over Wisconsin and began fundraising and special events work with Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 2012. Since starting with the Foundation in 2015, he has helped plan and execute the Foundation’s most well-attended and successful events to date.


Emmet Liston – Development Associate

Email Emmet: eliston@creamcityfoundation.org

liston-headshotEmmet Liston is the Development Associate for Cream City Foundation. Liston has 6 years of development experience. Prior to Cream City Foundation, he has lead fundraising for the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, and the recently opened Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. He brings his experience in fundraising to the Foundation through database management, prospect research, grant writing, annual campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and crowd fundraising.  He received his BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He is originally from Milwaukee and happy to be back working to support LGBT communities in WI.

Margaret Lessor – Intern

E-mail Margaret: mlessor@creamcityfoundation.org

Margaret “Maggie” Lessor is a student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying Communications with a focus on Nonprofit and Event Management. She has worked with Disney, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, and currently serves as the intern for Miltown LGBT Families, as well as Cream City Foundation.