The Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Celebrating 100 years of Generosity


We are pleased to announce a Niagara Forum with Ellen Gilligan, President and CEO of Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The title of her talk is “The Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Celebrating 100 years of Generosity”.

Short Abstract:
Generosity has a ripple effect, a good thing because a community is more than an individual, a single village, city or county. An economically thriving region is the key to ensuring a high quality of life for individuals and families. The talk will focus on the history of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, our centennial year celebration and our vision for the future of our community.

Box Lunch will be provided
** Online RSVP is required as seating capacity is limited. Please Reserve your complimentary ticket (We have limited seatings).

RSVP: [email protected]


April 27th, Wednesday
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

(Lunch service will start at 11:45 AM)


UWM Alumni House

3230 E. Kenwood Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Ellen joined the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2010 as its third president and CEO. She previously spent 12 years at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, most recently as its vice president of Community Investment. In that role, Ellen directed and oversaw all of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs for an eight-county service area. She also served as president and secretary of The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, a $21 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Ellen has spent nearly 30 years in the nonprofit sector with experience at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the United Way of America, The Eisenhower Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Her experience has included building coalitions and partnerships to address critical needs and issues including education, neighborhood and community development, race relations and safety net services.

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