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Bader Philanthropies moving HQ to King Drive

August 3, 2016 – Read the full story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Bader Philanthropies Inc. is going all in on Milwaukee’s central city. One of the Milwaukee area’s largest foundations will be moving its headquarters to a building that will be redeveloped on King Drive, creating an $8 million investment. The two-story headquarters, a renovated … Continued


Groups to provide $1 million for YMCA’s urban mission

June 29, 2016 – Read the full story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee announced Wednesday a public-private consortium will provide $1 million to invest in the organization’s urban mission. The Milwaukee Y also named Jack Takerian as interim chief executive officer while the board identifies a permanent replacement for Julie … Continued


Dealing with Dementia: What To Do

May 2, 2016 – Watch the full segment featured on Wisconsin Eye “What can you do to fight – or delay – dementia? Plenty, experts say. Go to one of the dozens of clinics statewide that offer one-stop diagnosis, for example, advises Helen Ramon of Bader Philanthropies. Stay active. Watch what you eat and drink. … Continued


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


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


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