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Milwaukee YMCA raises $1 million via ‘venture philanthropy’

June 29, 2016 – Read the full story from the Milwaukee Business Journal “The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, which fell $1.5 million short of its annual-appeal fundraising goal for 2015, said Wednesday it received commitments for more than $1 million in private funds to continue its urban mission. YMCA officials said the fundraising announced Wednesday … Continued


Positively Milwaukee Features Lead2Change

A youth leadership organization committed to authentically engaging young people to be successful leaders in college, career and the community was recently featured on Positively Milwaukee. Lead2Change’s Dream.Explore.Build. provides young people ages 16-24 in Milwaukee with life-changing tools to build their own futures by exposing them to the world of work while still in high … Continued


Daniel J. Bader on the Practice of Philanthropy

Daniel J. Bader is recognized as an influential leader in philanthropy. He is president and CEO of Bader Philanthropies, a family foundation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has, since its founding in 1991, disbursed over $250 million in grants to Milwaukee-area nonprofit organizations, local community groups, and global NGOs. Under his leadership, the foundation merged … Continued


Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan

In September of 2015, Milwaukee was one of five U.S. cities to be competitively awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant will support the Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan, a locally-driven, comprehensive strategy to revitalize a neighborhood on Milwaukee’s far northwest side through … Continued


Event: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

Bader Philanthropies and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care are co-sponsoring the next installment of the Helen Daniels Bader Alzheimer’s and Aging Speaker Series, bringing information on innovations in healthy aging.  America’s communities are in the midst of a demographic transformation. There is a growing generation gap. Some communities are ahead of the trend and … Continued


Social Media/Communications Internship Opportunity

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. seeks a Social Media/Communications Intern who will assist with the Foundation’s communications and social media activities.  This is a part-time, paid position (a one-year commitment is requested), offering an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough background in communications as it relates to philanthropy. Social Media/Communications and General Office Activities: Works with Communications … Continued


Daniel J. Bader Op-Ed: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2016 - Read the full story from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here. Today, the world remembers the Holocaust OPINION EDITORIAL BY DANIEL BADER, PUBLISHED IN THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL “Today is an important day. Today, the whole world pauses to remember and honor the memory of 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. “Jan. 27 has been named … Continued


Helping Rural Wisconsinites Overcome Isolation — With iPads

January 15, 2016 - For aging rural Wisconsin residents, connecting with loved ones using technology can greatly reduce depression. We just committed a grant to Generations On-Line (GoL) for “Sip and Swipe Cafés” which will teach non-internet users in rural Wisconsin how to use technology to overcome isolation by connecting with loved ones online. Developed and tested in 15 … Continued


Herald Times Reporter: Rahr-West Nets Grants

December 18, 2015 - Read the full story from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here. “Bader Philanthropies, a philanthropic foundation in Wisconsin, recently awarded $13,000 in grants to the Rahr-West Art Museum Charitable Foundation”. Recognized for its work in Alzheimer’s and aging-related initiatives, Bader Philanthropies has expanded its programming to include general wellness initiatives for older adults living in Wisconsin’s rural … Continued