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Foundation

Foundation

The mission of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation is
to provide essential support through private contributions
for books, materials, programs, and library facilities to
ensure the Milwaukee Public Library's continued standing
as a great library responsive to community needs.

The foundation was established in 1988 and continues its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, enhanced services, and renovated buildings. But the credit for the foundation's impact belongs mainly to the people of Milwaukee. Over the years, thousands of generous individuals, corporations, and foundations have demonstrated their deep commitment to the Milwaukee Public Library by donating to the foundation.
 

Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Hernandez, Board President
ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communication 

Laurence Compton, Board Vice President
Community Volunteer

David Stoeffel, Board Vice President
President – Broker Dealer
Northwestern Mutual

Dan Renouard, Board Secretary
Managing Director
Robert W. Baird & Co.

David Fondrie, Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President
Heartland Funds

Arthur Harrington, Board Past President
Godfrey & Kahn

David Baum
First Vice President, Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors

Marybeth Cottrill
Vice President, Wealth Strategist
Northern Trust

Maria Cox
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase

Barbara Franczyk
President, Friends of MPL

John Gurda
President MPL Trustees

Bradley Kalscheur
Partner
Michael, Best & Friedrich

James Kornfeld
President & CEO
Sucor LLC

Edward Mooney Jr.
Retired – Artisan Partners

Jamshed Patel
Partner
Foley & Lardner

Donald Polite
Director, Corporate Brand and Marketing
Johnson Controls

Eve Romersi
Partner
Scribner Cohen

Don Rosanova
Executive Vice President - Operations
Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.

Thelma A. Sias
Vice President – Local Affairs
WE Energies

Matthew Simon
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA

Mary Sprague
Community Volunteer

Margy Stratton
Executive Producer
Milwaukee Reads

André Williams
VP Human Resources
Rockwell Automation

Distinguished Directors
T. Michael Bolger
Barbara Stein
David V. Uihlein, Jr. 

 

Please make checks payable to:
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
814 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

(414) 286-8703 | (414) 286-2794 fax
foundation@mpl.org | friends@mpl.org


Ryan E. Daniels
Executive Director
(414) 286-8703
redanie@mpl.org

Patricia Swanson
Director of Philanthropy
(414) 286-3066
pjswans@mpl.org

Valerie Lorenz
Director of Marketing
(414) 286-8722
valoren@mpl.org

Kristine Petersen
Manager of Annual Giving and Events
(414) 286-8720
kapeter@mpl.org

Hanna Gichard
Development and Grants Coordinator
(414) 286-3784
hlgicha@mpl.org