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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


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


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


Parachuting Cats

February 1, 2013 - Have you ever wanted to visit Jerusalem? The capital of Israel is an amazing city, and our work there occasionally gives us the chance to visit and meet the people we serve first hand. The city is definitely a wonder. Sure, there are the diversity of cultures converging and a rich history beneath your feet, … Continued