Annual Reports

Our past Annual Reports are in an easy-to-read format and are packed with stories about the success of our program.

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Our Team

Lynda Kohler, President/CEO
Rachel Arbit, Senior Director of Programs
Mark Chiuminatto, Director of Finance 
Deborah Hertig, Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Daryl Johnson, Director of Arts Integration
Marisa Riepenhoff, Vice President of Education
Nandini Sinha, CFRE, Vice President of Fund Development
Angel Stahl, Development Manager
For Media Inquires Contact: Lisa Elias
Board of Directors

Chair, Doug Erlacher, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Vice Chair, Kelley Yunk, Brady Corporation
Secretary, Kristy Casey, Civic Volunteer
Treasurer, Joel G. Nettesheim, CPA, SVA Certified Public Accountants


Jason W. Allen, Foley & Lardner, LLP
Lori Bechtold, Civic Volunteer
Brad Bertler, Ernst & Young LLC
Jeffery Browning, Fiserv, Inc.
James Burke, Johnson Controls
William Butler, Principal, BEAM
Harry G. Holz, Quarles & Brady LLP
Joel Huffman, CFA, US Bancorp
George Justice, Town Bank
Amy Kirschke, Milwaukee Art Museum
Jan Lennon, Civic Volunteer
Brittany Lopez Naleid, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
P. Michael Mahoney, Park Bank
Dan Meyer, Biz Times Media
Darryl Morin, Advanced Wireless, Inc.
Tom Mroczkowski, Northwestern Mutual
R.J. Safranek, Storage Systems Midwest, Inc.
Andrea Schloemer, Civic Volunteer
Omar Shaikh, SURG restaurant group
Meghan Slocum, BMO Harris Bank
Brian Till, Marquette University
Paul Upchurch, VISIT Milwaukee
Anne Zizzo, Zizzo Group Advertising and Public Relations, Inc.


Advisory Board

John J. Augenstein, PhD., Marquette University – School of Education, Dean Emeritus
Helen Bechthold, Civic Volunteer
Barbara Brown Lee,, Milwaukee Art Museum
Sue Darrow, Civic Volunteer
Patricia A. Dowd, Civic Volunteer
Andy Fleckenstein, Fleck Foundation
Ellen W. Glaisner, Civic Volunteer
Helen Harris, Civic Volunteer
Mary Kellner, Civic Volunteer

Marlene Doerr Kreilkamp, Founder



A Novel Event 2017 Co-Chairs

Linda Gorens-Levey, Partner at General Capital Group
Omar Shaikh, co-owner and president of Milwaukee’s SURG Restaurant Group

Previous A Novel Event Co-Chairs

Cecelia Gore
Dr. Earnestine Willis
Raquel Filmanowicz
Tami Garrison
Lori Bechthold, SHARP Board Member
Margy Stratton, Milwaukee Reads
Thelma Sias, We Energies
Jan Lennon, SHARP Board Member
Mara Swan, Manpower Group
Geralyn Cannon
Madonna Williams
Cecelia Gore, Brewers Community Foundation
Mary Meehan, Alverno College
Kate Wilson
Kathe Cavallo
Patty Cadorin, M&I
Bev Greenberg, Time Warner Cable


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