Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has helped local kids and teens since 1887 when Annabell Cook Whitcomb transformed two basement rooms at Plymouth Church on Milwaukee’s east side into a Club for boys.
Today, we are the largest youth-serving agency in the city and have grown to be one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the country.
Every day, thousands of Milwaukee’s youth stream through our doors and participate in academic and recreational programming. We provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics and access to the arts. At the Clubs, there’s a way for every kid to get involved and learn something new.
Our vision is to build the community’s social and economic fabric by ensuring the academic and career success of every member that walks through our doors. We achieve this by providing more impactful programs that appeal to our members, strengthen their academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth.
None of our work would be possible without the commitment of 700 full- and part-time employees and more than 1,200 volunteers, as well as a dedicated Leadership Team and Board of Trustees. Together, the group is guided by the same passion that drove Cook Whitcomb all those years ago: To inspire and empower the youth who need us most.
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Board of Trustees
Robert Lane Mikulay, Board Chair, Partner, City Lights Brewing
Gregory Wesley, Board 1st Vice Chair, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Medical College of Wisconsin
Anne Zizzo, Board 2nd Vice Chair, President & CEO, Zizzo Group
Linda Benfield, Board Secretary, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
David Gay, Board Treasurer, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
James Barry III, President, The Barry Company
David Bechthold, Chief Financial Officer, Walbec Group
Sandra Botcher, Vice President Field Experience, Northwestern Mutual
Elizabeth Brenner, Brenner Consulting LLC
Jack Enea, Attorney/CPA, Husch Blackwell LLP
Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks
William Fitzhugh Fox, Partner, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C.
Alexander Fraser, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Charles Groeschell, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Baird Advisors
Brian Grossman, Managing Director, Region Director – WI, Chase
Patrick Hammes, Principal, Hammes Partners
Christopher Harris-Wimsatt, Owner, North Avenue Market LLC
Thomas Hauske, Jr., Chairman, Marshall Street Capital, Inc.
John Heimsch, Water’s Edge Boat Club
Renée Herzing, President Herzing Educational System, Herzing University
Tanya Hines, Vice President Commercial Excellence, Clarios
Charles James, Chairman Emeritus, Robertson Ryan & Associates
Jerome Janzer, Chairman, President & CEO, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Craig Jorgensen, President, VJS Construction Services
Tracey Joubert, Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company
Michael Lappin, Chief Integration Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
Keith Mardak, Chairman & CEO, Hal Leonard Corporation
Patti Brash McKeithan
Donald Mondano, Senior Vice President, Global Controller and Treasurer, ManpowerGroup
Blake Moret, Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Automation
Cory Nettles, Managing Director, Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
Wayne Oldenburg, President & CEO, Oldenburg Group Incorporated
Richard Pieper, Sr., Chairman Emeritus, PPC Partners, Inc.
Robert Pyles, President, MacPyles Corporation
David Radtke, Sr. Vice President Investment Officer, RBC Wealth Management
Thelma Sias, CEO, The Sias Group
Daniel Sinykin, President, Monterey Mills
Guy Smith, President, Lilly Creek Capital Partners LLC
Judson Snyder, President, BMO Harris Equipment Finance
Mary Ellen Stanek, Managing Dir. & Chief Investment Officer, Baird Advisors
Beth Straka, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, WEC Energy Group
Ronald Troy, Managing Attorney, RonTroy LLC
Harris Turer, CEO, The Milwaukee Admirals
Marc Vandiepenbeeck, Vice President and Treasurer, Johnson Controls
Scott Wrobbel, Managing Partner, Deloitte