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Osmundsen to Lead HBF’s Youth Program

October 18, 2013 - The Helen Bader Foundation has named Mary Osmundsen as program officer to direct its Community Partnerships for Youth program, which awards grants and links organizations to create positive opportunities for low-income children throughout Milwaukee. With an emphasis on programming for the after-school hours and summer months, the Foundation has awarded more than $13 million in grants … Continued

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Police, Educators, Teens Link for a Brighter Milwaukee

October 17, 2013 - Students Talking it Over with Police (STOP) is an initiative of the Milwaukee Police Department to build stronger lines of communication with teens and youth. Each summer, it holds the STOP BASH–probably the largest back-to-school celebration in the city-and during the school year, it works in local schools to help the city’s future leaders better … Continued

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Honoring the Harpoles’ Commitment to Milwaukee

September 4, 2013 - Today, longtime HBF friends Mildred and Reuben Harpole were recognized for their commitment to Milwaukee in a ceremony at City Hall. For years, Reuben helped shape low-income city youth, guiding more than $6.4 million in funding to groups throughout the city to help broaden the horizons for these youth. For a sample of why HBF … Continued

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Maria Lopez Vento, Longtime Staff Member, Named VP

July 5, 2013 - The Helen Bader Foundation has named longtime staff member Maria Lopez Vento as Vice President-Programs and Partnerships, where she will oversee the Foundation’s efforts to address social needs in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, as well as select geographic areas outside the state and internationally. In her new position, Lopez Vento’s primary role will be to provide … Continued

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HBF’s Mayrl to Retire

May 21, 2013 - A message from Daniel J. Bader, President and CEO Dear Partners: For more than 21 years, Robin Mayrl has played a pivotal role in shaping many of the Helen Bader Foundation’s efforts to enhance life in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, and even across the globe. In light of her incredible contributions to our Foundation and the … Continued