Cream City Foundation Changes in Leadership

The Cream City Foundation Board of Directors announces that CEO Paul Fairchild has resigned.

Under Paul’s leadership, Cream City Foundation has worked with several Milwaukee employers to form Employee Resource Groups. He was also a founder of the Wisconsin LGBT ERG Best Practices, bringing 16 corporations in Southeast Wisconsin together to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

He has played a key leadership role in the mergers of Fair Wisconsin and Equality Wisconsin, and SAGE and the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.

“We thank Paul for his service and for raising the profile of Cream City Foundation in the Milwaukee community and in bringing LGBT and Allied groups together,” said Board Chair Paul Milakovich. “We’re eager to continue that positive momentum with a reimagined My Best Friend Is Straight event and creating even more, lasting partnerships throughout the community.”

The organizations that the Foundation supports do amazing work on behalf of LGBT people, and benefit every day from the generosity of those who support Cream City Foundation, which funds more than 35 nonprofits in Southeast Wisconsin, investing in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender infrastructures.

“The decision to resign is deeply personal. As I near a milestone birthday and reflect on the recent loss of a very close friend, the time is right for me to return to Chicago. I feel I have taken the Foundation to a new level, and now is a good time for me to step back and let someone else take over,” said Fairchild.

We believe the Foundation is in very capable hands thanks to a dedicated board of leaders who are active in Milwaukee’s nonprofit and LGBT communities. A transition committee has been formed and will begin recruitment immediately to identify a new president and CEO.

Paul’s resignation is effective immediately.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events including My Best Friend Is Straight July 12.


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