Our Team

 Brett R. Blomme, JD – President & CEO

Email Brett: bblomme@creamcityfoundation.org

Brett has nearly 15 years of experience in philanthropy, community organizing, law and nonprofit management. He is the President & CEO of Cream City Foundation. Before joining CCF, Brett served as the Director of Major Gifts for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). In addition to his work at ARCW, Brett practiced law as both a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. He has also worked on several local political and non-profit campaigns. Brett is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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.