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. 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
Dan Renouard, Board President
Robert W. Baird & Co.
James Kornfeld, Board Vice President
President & CEO
PAX Holdings, LLC
Matthew Simon, Board Secretary
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA
Eve Romersi, Board Treasurer
Nancy Hernandez, Past President
ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communication
First Vice President, Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors
Program Manager, Commercial Bank Marketing
JP Morgan Chase
President, Friends of MPL
Franklyn M. Gimbel
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown
Vice President, Communications, Public and Government Affairs
Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.
Michael, Best & Friedrich
Foley & Lardner
T. Michael Bolger
David V. Uihlein, Jr.
Ryan E. Daniels
Director of Philanthropy
Director of Marketing
Manager of Annual Giving and Events
Development Asst / Data Specialist
Grants and Development Specialist