Marietta Supports Repairers of the Breach

In the first quarter of 2021, Marietta raised funds through our Jeans for Charity program for Repairers of the Breach. This nonprofit organization is the only daytime resource center for adults experiencing homelessness, and it has been serving the Milwaukee community for 30 years. Their services include a medical clinic for uninsured and underinsured adults, an emergency warming room, a learning center for basic adult education, and meal distribution through the Breach Cafe. We are honored to support their mission to provide life-saving, life-sustaining, and life-restoring programs in the Milwaukee community.

Marietta Supports Revitalize Milwaukee

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Marietta raised funds through our Jeans for Charity program to donate to Revitalize Milwaukee, a local nonprofit that provides free critical home repairs and other services to low-income veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities. Revitalize Milwaukee is the largest provider of free home repairs in Southeast Wisconsin and they strive to ensure affordable housing and revitalize under-resourced Milwaukee and Waukesha neighborhoods. We are proud to support their mission to transform and strengthen our community.

Marietta Fall Giving Roundup

Marietta is committed to continuing our support of local nonprofit organizations through this challenging time. We are honored to have been sponsors of virtual fundraisers for the following organizations during the fall season:


Tricia’s Troops Cancer ConnectionMake A Memory Event on Sept 18-27, 2020

Milwaukee Public Library FoundationBenjamin Franklin Awards on October 1, 2020

Teens Grow GreensTeens Grow Greens Chef’s Dinner on October 22, 2020         

Malaika Early Learning CenterCelebrate Malaika on October 29, 2020               

Maryland Avenue MontessoriFall Giving Week on November 9-13, 2020     

Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraSetting the Stage on November 14, 2020             

Marietta Supports PEARLS for Teen Girls

In the third quarter of 2020, Marietta raised funds through our Jeans for Charity program for PEARLS for Teen Girls, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering teenage girls and providing tools, guidance, and support to enhance personal growth. PEARLS programming is focused on college and career opportunities, trauma informed care, social and emotional learning, self-esteem and self-care, leadership development, and more. During the pandemic, PEARLS is continuing to provide a safe space for girls grades 5-12 to meet virtually once a week. We are honored to support this organization and their impactful work in the Milwaukee community. Partner and Portfolio Manager Mary Allmon has also been engaged in supporting PEARLS for the past two years by serving on the organization’s finance committee.

Marietta Supports United Community Center

In the second quarter of 2020, Marietta donated to United Community Center through our Jeans for Charity fundraiser. UCC provides programs to Hispanic and near south side residents, ranging from 6 weeks old to Senior citizens, in areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. UCC assists individuals from all stages of life in achieving their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards in all of its educational programs. We are honored to support UCC and their commitment to helping families achieve a better life through continued education and support.

Marietta Supports Sojourner Family Peace Center

Marietta is committed to continuing our support of nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee area, especially during this uncertain and difficult time. We thank essential workers for the amazing work they continue to do every day to make our community safe and healthy.

In the first quarter of 2020, the Marietta team has decided to donate funds raised through our Jeans for Charity program to Sojourner Family Peace Center, the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin. The organization’s primary goals are to “ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.”

The populations that Sojourner serves are even more vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many victims have been trapped with their abusers and face increased social isolation. Sojourner has compiled COVID-19 safety resources for those experiencing domestic abuse, and they also offer crucial services, including a 24-hour Domestic Abuse Hotline, emergency shelter, support groups, legal services, and community education.

Marietta is honored to support Sojourner’s critical work in the Milwaukee community and their commitment to families affected by domestic abuse to achieve safety, justice and well-being.

Marietta Sponsors Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Event

Marietta was honored to be a sponsor of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Greater Milwaukee and their annual kickoff event, Vision2020, which was held at Arts@Large on March 12. YNPN helps emerging and young professionals enhance the nonprofit sector. Marietta is proud to support YNPN Greater Milwaukee and their vision to connect professionals and strengthen the community through educational and networking events. Marietta’s Operations Specialist, Julia Smucker, also serves on the YPNP board and events committee.

Marietta Supports Feeding America

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Marietta raised funds for Feeding America (Eastern Wisconsin) through our Jeans for Charity program. 1 in 10 people face hunger in eastern Wisconsin, and 1 in 5 children in Milwaukee don’t have enough to eat. Feeding America is working to combat these statistics as the leading hunger-relief organization in the state. They develop innovative solutions to improve the health of our communities, organize outreach programs, and partner with retailers and local growers to supply healthy, fresh produce to those who face hunger.

The Marietta team also volunteered our time outside of work hours at Feeding America’s warehouse on Saturday, January 25, where we spent the morning sorting and checking the quality of donated goods to be shipped to food pantries. We are honored to support Feeding America’s vision of solving hunger and creating access to nutritious food.

Marietta Sponsors Celebrate Malaika

Marietta was honored to be a sponsor of Malaika Early Learning Center’s annual fundraiser, Celebrate Malaika. The celebration took place on November 9, 2019 at the Johnson Controls Stadium Club at Miller Park, and it featured a silent auction, raffle, and a viewing of Malaika’s new video (see below) featuring their work and impact. This year’s event was Malaika’s best fundraising effort yet!

Malaika is located in the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee and works collaboratively with families to establish a strong academic, social and emotional foundation in the lives of Milwaukee’s economically disadvantaged children, 6 weeks through grade 3. Marietta is proud to support Malaika, and our Portfolio Manager Mary Allmon serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee.

Marietta Supports The Ability Center

In the third quarter of 2019, Marietta donated to The Ability Center through our Jeans for Charity program. The Ability Center’s mission is to provide people impacted by disabilities with a daily opportunity to be fit, active, and to play. We proudly support their goal to “provide a higher quality of life for people of all abilities by transforming greater Milwaukee into the most universally inclusive recreation destination in the world.”