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The mission of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation is
to provide essential support through private contributions
for books, materials, programs, and library facilities to
ensure the Milwaukee Public Library's continued standing
as a great library responsive to community needs.

The foundation was established in 1988 and continues its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, enhanced services, and renovated buildings. The credit for the foundation's impact belongs mainly to the people of Milwaukee. Over the years, thousands of generous individuals, corporations, and foundations have demonstrated their deep commitment to the Milwaukee Public Library by donating to the foundation.

Foundation Board of Directors

Dan Renouard, Board President     
Managing Director     
Robert W. Baird & Co.

James Kornfeld, Board Vice President
President & CEO
PAX Holdings, LLC 

Matthew Simon, Board Secretary
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
BMO Harris Bank NA

Eve Romersi, Board Treasurer     
Scribner Cohen

Nancy Hernandez, Past President
ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communication

David Baum
First Vice President, Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors

Maria Cox
Program Manager, Commercial Bank Marketing
JP Morgan Chase

Barbara Franczyk     
President, Friends of MPL

Franklyn M. Gimbel       
Founding Partner
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown 

Scott Haag

James Hyland
Vice President, Communications, Public and Government Affairs
Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.      

Bradley Kalscheur
Michael, Best & Friedrich 

Jamshed Patel
Foley & Lardner 

Donald Polite
Community Volunteer     

Mary Sprague
Community Volunteer 

Margy Stratton
Executive Producer
Milwaukee Reads 

Distinguished Directors
T. Michael Bolger
Laurence Compton
Barbara Stein
David V. Uihlein, Jr.
Arthur Harrington


Please make checks payable to:
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
814 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

(414) 286-3784 | (414) 286-2794 fax |

Ryan E. Daniels
Executive Director
(414) 286-8703

Patricia Swanson
Director of Philanthropy
(414) 286-3066

Valerie Lorenz
Director of Marketing
(414) 286-8722

Kristine Petersen
Manager of Annual Giving and Events
(414) 286-8720

Hanna Gichard
Development Asst / Data Specialist
(414) 286-3016

Sylvia Dawson
Grants and Development Specialist
(414) 286-3784