May 8, 2017. Read story from Urban Milwaukee.
Hundreds of people packed into a large tent in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood Monday morning to celebrate a new organization coming to the area. Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee’s largest foundations, was holding a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new headquarters at 3318 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Foundation president and chief executive office Dan Bader served as the emcee of the event. Bader stated that “we hope and we dream that this will allow us to grow as a catalyst for change,” before praising the vision of his parents to create the foundation and the organization’s board and staff for carrying out their vision.
Mayor Tom Barrett praised Bader’s commitment to Milwaukee and desire to relocate into a community they’re working to uplift. The mayor stated “everyone at Bader embodies the belief that you can make a difference.” Barrett noted that the firms that work on building the new headquarters will be able to use the project as a “badge of honor.” In concluding his remarks Barrett stated that Bader is “demonstrating how important it is to spread the message that we can do better as a community.”
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