Cream City Foundation

Mobilizing philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of LGBTQ+
since 1982.

Supporting Nonprofit Organizations


Developing Future Leaders


Moving Community Forward


Board of Directors

Samuel Hall, Jr.


Crivello Carlson, SC

DJ Quam

Vice Chair

GE Healthcare

Christopher Tsukichi


Community Leader

Robin Mallon



Daniel Bergen, PhD


Marquette University

Patrinia Galgan



Michelle Gran, JD


Marquette University

Angela Harden, JD


Husch Blackwell

Louis Williams


Pritzlaff Events

Peter Burgelis


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Cream City Foundation Staff

Brett R. Blomme, JD

President & CEO

Brett Blomme is the President & CEO of Cream City Foundation. He has nearly 15 years of experience in philanthropy, community organizing, law and nonprofit management.  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.

Brett and his husband Chris have 2 young children and are active members of Miltown LGBT Families.

Carmen A. Murguia

Executive Assistant

Carmen A. Murguia is the Executive Assistant at the Cream City Foundation.  Carmen has been an activist in the LGBTQ+ community for 30 years, and is the recipient of Pridefest’ Stonewall Leadership Award, The Shepherd Express’ Equality Award, and the Charles D. Productions, Inc. Award for Volunteerism.  The author of five collections of poetry, Carmen has conducted creative writing workshops throughout the Midwest, and has written extensively for El Conquistador Latino Newspaper, The Shepherd Express and InStep Magazine.  Carmen is single and enjoys swimming, listening to R&B and Latin music, and spending quality time with her 90 year old mother whom she is named after.

The History

Cream City Foundation

Cream City Foundation was founded in 1982 and is celebrating more than 36 years of giving to LGBTQ+ communities.

Cream City Foundation was originally spun-off from the Cream City Business Association, a Milwaukee based association of LGBTQ+ business owners formed to promote LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship and business support for LGBTQ+ communities. Initially begun with $500 in seed money, Cream City Foundation has grown to provide over $1.5 million in grant dollars to many organizations and projects that are working to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people.