About Us

Milwaukee Parks Foundation

Milwaukee Parks Foundation provides support to Milwaukee County Parks, complementing Parks operations and expanding their engagement capacity while cultivating philanthropic support and community involvement. While MPF works closely with Milwaukee County Parks, we are a separate nonprofit organization.

Mission & Vision

Mission

Engage our community in supporting Milwaukee County Parks to collectively steward a thriving park system.

Vision

Foster dynamic connections through our land and community, expanding what is possible in our neighborhoods, and engaging residents in supporting a safe and vibrant parks system that benefits all.

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Our team

The great people behind the magic.

Rebecca Stoner

Rebecca Stoner

Executive Director

Top 3 Favorite Milwaukee Co. Parks:

1. Riverside

2. Lincoln

3. All the playgrounds!

Tristen Shorter

Tristen Shorter

Director of Communications

Top 3 Favorite Milwaukee Co. Parks:

1. Riverside

2. Sherman

3. Lake

Adam Carr

Adam Carr

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Top 3 Favorite Milwaukee Co. Parks:

1. Clarke Square

2. Lake

3. Washington

Our Board

The great people behind the great people behind the magic.

In 2019, the Milwaukee Parks Foundation Board of Directors came together to create an outlet for people to support the Milwaukee County Parks system, with the belief that these are our parks, this is our community, and this is our future.

NICOLE ANGRESANO

NICOLE ANGRESANO

Community Volunteer

Octavio Arreaga-Chavez

Octavio Arreaga-Chavez

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Anne Ballentine

Anne Ballentine

Rogers Behavioral Health

Brigette Beamon

Brigette Beamon

WE Energies

AYRTON BRYAN

AYRTON BRYAN

Rockwell Automation

KWEKU TEANGELO CARGILE JR., Incoming Chair

KWEKU TEANGELO CARGILE JR., Incoming Chair

The Brand Lab Milwaukee

TAMI GARRISON, Past CHAIR

TAMI GARRISON, Past CHAIR

Generac

Charles Green, Jr.

Charles Green, Jr.

Mortenson

Alison Hanrahan

Alison Hanrahan

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Matthew Helmerich

Matthew Helmerich

Community Volunteer

JUDY KRAUSE, CHAIR

JUDY KRAUSE, CHAIR

Judy Krause Consulting

Angela Lang

Angela Lang

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

SAMANTHA MALDONADO

SAMANTHA MALDONADO

Community Volunteer

Kelly A. Martyka

Kelly A. Martyka

Attorney/Community Leader

STEPHANIE MERCADO

STEPHANIE MERCADO

Michels Corporation

Katie Podmokly, SECRETARY

Katie Podmokly, SECRETARY

Baird

TONY SHIELDS, TREASURER

TONY SHIELDS, TREASURER

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

DEMETRIA SMITH

DEMETRIA SMITH

Zilber Family Foundation

GUY SMITH, EX OFFICIO

GUY SMITH, EX OFFICIO

Executive Director, Milwaukee County Parks

MARCUS WHITE

MARCUS WHITE

The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread