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My Best Friend is Straight Was a Success!

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. … Continue reading

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Announcement: Grants to Area Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce that 11 nonprofits in Southeast Wisconsin will be receiving grants totaling $57,500 so far this year! These grants will go to various LGBT friendly non-profits in Southeast Wisconsin. Grants support HIV care, programming for LGBT youth and older adults, as well as the arts and community events. “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 … Continue reading

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Learn More About Peter J. Holbrook, President and CEO

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Pete Holbrook as the new Cream City Foundation President and CEO. Join us over the next few days as we get to know him! What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? When I first started my career at MSOE, I felt unsure of my future. I was contemplating leaving until the Senior VP took me for a walk.  What he said to me would ultimately change my life. “The way things look … Continue reading

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Peter J. Holbrook Named President and CEO of Cream City Foundation

Cream City Foundation is pleased to announce today Peter J. Holbrook, PhD as its new President and CEO. Holbrook most recently served as Dean of the College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University. During his tenure at Stritch, he served in a number of key leadership roles that positively impacted the fundraising, enrollment and programmatic initiatives of the university, including holding the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Leadership Center. “We … Continue reading

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Cream City Foundation to sponsor Florentine Opera Cameratas

The Cream City Foundation is sponsoring this season’s Florentine Opera Camerata, anLGBT-friendly affinity group. The Cameratas, or Sunday socials, are free and open to the public. “Cameratas provide a rare opportunity to learn about the life of opera in a close, informal, personal setting,” said Jillian Bruss, Florentine Opera Development Manager Milwaukee. “The Cameratas do more than support the upcoming show.  They provide an opportunity for people to learn about the life of opera in an open, welcoming environment. We’re … Continue reading

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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. After 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 … Continue reading

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Cream City Foundation Proud to Support LGBT Milwaukee Film Festival

The Cream City Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 29th annual LGBT Milwaukee Film Festival. The well-known community event both entertains and brings people together in support of LGBT rights. “The Festival owes a lot to the Cream City Foundation,” said Carl Bogner, director of the festival and an instructor in the film department at University Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  “They historically have been one of the festival’s major foundational donors and we’ve always been very fortunate to be doing work … Continue reading

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