On behalf of the MPS children, families, and schools, our deepest gratitude is extended to all of our generous contributors.
Recognition is extended to the thousands of employees of the Milwaukee Public Schools and the City of Milwaukee who have generously contributed to the MPS Foundation.
The MPS Employee Combined Giving Campaign (workplace giving campaign) is a primary source of income for the foundation's undesignated fund. The MPS Foundation is also included in the district’s spring United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) campaign and city employees are able to donate funds to the foundation as a part of the city’s VISIONS campaign. Contributions to the MPS Foundation through UPAF and Visions are designated for the MPS Arts Fund.
Hundreds of parents, community representatives, and organizations continue to provide donations designated for specific schools or programs.
Contributors to the MPS Public Scholars
- An initial anonymous donation of $100,000 was received in 2009 designated to establish the MPS Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available for students enrolled in the Milwaukee Public Schools who plan to attend a public college or university in the state of Wisconsin. An anonymous donor provided seed money to establish the scholarship program as a show of support for public education in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.
- Memorial gift to honor Tessa Nowakowski, a high school student who lost her life to colon cancer in the fall of 2009. Donors include: Jean C. Baker, Michael J. Fischer, and Marta S. Levine of Quarles & Brady.
Numerous private-sector organizations have awarded generous gifts and continue to support MPS schools and programs. See "Grants" for a description of projects funded by year. Appreciation is extended to: