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Driving Milwaukee's vibrancy through arts and culture.

MISSION

 Imagine MKE drives vibrancy, prosperity, and systemic change in the Greater Milwaukee area by advancing and advocating for our region's creative economy.

VISION

We envision Milwaukee as a nationally-recognized creative community, a magnet for talent and investment, where social and economic opportunity is powered by an equitable, diverse, and thriving creative economy.

Our Team

A Collective of Passionate Arts Advocates

At Imagine MKE, we are driven by a collective passion for driving Milwaukee's vibrancy through arts and culture. Our team is comprised of dedicated individuals who are committed to advocating for systemic change, fostering collaboration, and promoting the economic and cultural value of the arts. Together, we work to ensure a prosperous future for Milwaukee's arts and culture sector.

Our Board

A Committee of Dedicated Professionals and Arts Patrons

Our board members bring diverse expertise, a shared passion for the arts, and a deep commitment to advancing our initiatives. Together, they provide strategic leadership, invaluable insights, and unwavering support to help us create a lasting impact in our community.

Beth Haskovec

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Chair

Katie Heil

Heil Family Foundation

Founding Chair

Chad Bauman

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Treasurer

Antonio Butts

Walnut Way

Member

Daniel J. Gawronski

Michael Best & Friedrich

Member

Claire Koenig

VISIT Milwaukee

Member

Jeffrey Morin

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Member

Elizabeth Ridley

The Brimful Life

Member

Patrick Rath

United Performing Arts Fund

Member

Deanna Tillisch

Community Volunteer

Past Chair

Carole Nicksin

Milwaukee Magazine

Secretary

Geraud Blanks

Culture X Design

Member

Moira Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Consultancy

Member

Judy Hsiung

EY

Member

Chris Lierman

GMR Marketing

Member

Joe Poeschl

MKE Tech Hub

Member

LaShawndra Vernon

Pryme Solutions

Member

Our Supporters

companies and foundations that believe in the transformative power of the arts.

Imagine MKE Supporters -- Heil Family Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Baumgartner Charitable Trust
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Herzfeld Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Zilber Family Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Evinrude Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Bader Philanthropies
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Northwestern Mutual
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Imagine MKE Supporters -- Steigleder Charitable Trust
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