Marietta Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

On May 11th, the Marietta family and several friends returned to Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood for another awesome day of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. This time, our team helped with laying flooring and site clean-up and organization. We are honored to support Habitat and their mission to build strong, stable communities through affordable housing in Milwaukee and across the globe.

Marietta Supports Pets Helping People

For the first quarter of 2019, the Marietta Family raised funds for Pets Helping People through our Jeans for Charity program. Pets Helping People is a non-profit whose purpose is “to improve the lives of others, many with special needs, through the practice of animal assisted interventions.” We are honored to show our support for this organization that has been devoted to improving quality of life for Milwaukeeans for over 20 years.

Marietta Sponsors Maryland Avenue Montessori’s Springfest

On March 29, 2019, Marietta had the honor of sponsoring Maryland Ave Montessori’s (MAM) Springfest. The event took place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and was MAM’s 11th annual auction fundraiser. The funds raised at Springfest support projects and programs that enhance the educational community and MAM’s commitment to “creating a dynamic learning environment where all students achieve academic excellence, develop positive character traits, and accomplish personal goals as active citizens.”

Marietta is devoted to actively supporting local organizations, and we believe that MAM has a wonderful mission to serve families across Milwaukee. Portfolio Manager Robert Draper is also a proud MAM parent. Check out the Springfest Sponsor Spotlight for an interview with Robert and for a full list of supporting organizations.


Marietta Supports Teens Grow Greens

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Marietta raised funds for Teens Grow Greens through our Jeans for Charity program. TGG’s mission is to “develop teens through transformative experiences that cultivate belonging, skill building and connections to opportunities that grow leadership.” TGG offers a 9-month paid internship program for low-income students, providing hands-on experience and development in areas of health and wellness, life skills, and entrepreneurship. The program has expanded to Webers Greenhouses, which employs graduates of the TGG program. Marietta is honored to support Teens Grow Greens and their commitment to fostering a healthier Milwaukee and growing the next generation of leaders in our community. Portfolio Manager Jonathan Smucker also serves as the Marketing Committee Co-Chair for Teens Grow Greens.


Marietta Supports Elmbrook Humane Society

In the third quarter of 2018, Marietta supported Elmbrook Humane Society (EBHS), the only No Kill Humane Society in Waukesha County. EBHS, located in Brookfield, cares for nearly 1,500 animals annually and provides care and shelter for homeless animals, Humane Officer and Animal Control services to five municipalities in Waukesha County, dog training classes, private consults, phone support, Humane Education programming, and relinquishment assistance. Marietta is proud to support this long-standing organization, incorporated in 1964, and the work they do to ensure that shelter, care, and ethical treatment of animals takes place in our community. Our staff also assist EBHS on a regular basis; Amanda Grams is a volunteer and Lori Brook, who has also volunteered, is a supporter.

Habitat for Humanity Build

On Saturday, August 18, several members of the Marietta Family spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. We worked together to hang dry wall at a build site in the Midtown neighborhood on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Habitat has long had a presence in Milwaukee and we commend them for their effort to help people in our community and around the world build or improve a place to call home.

Marietta Supports Serve 2 Unite

In the second quarter of 2018, Marietta raised funds for Serve 2 Unite. Serve 2 Unite was created through an unlikely partnership, and since its first pilot program in 2013, the organization has reached thousands of students through a curriculum that establishes a “healthy sense of identity, purpose, and belonging that diverts young people from violent extremist ideologies, gun violence, school shootings, bullying, and substance abuse, along with other forms of self-harm.” We proudly support this Milwaukee non-profit and their work to foster a safer, more connected community through school assembly presentations, service projects, and other programming.

Marietta Supports Malaika Early Learning Center

In the first quarter of 2018, Marietta supported Malaika Early Learning Center through our Jeans For Charity fundraiser. Malaika seeks to combat the cycle of poverty by “work[ing] collaboratively with families to establish a strong academic, social and emotional foundation in the lives of Milwaukee’s economically disadvantaged children.” Marietta proudly supports Malaika’s critical work in strengthening our community by investing in the youngest generation. Our Portfolio Manager, Mary Allmon, also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee.

Marietta Supports SecureFutures

Marietta’s very first Jeans For Charity recipient is SecureFutures, formerly known as Make a Difference-Wisconsin. SecureFutures is devoted to providing “financial literacy programs and resources that empower students to make sound financial decisions.” We are honored to support this award-wining community organization by offering both financial contributions and our professional expertise. Currently, three of our staff members are serving with SecureFutures: Jonathan Smucker is the co-chair of the Secure Futures Marketing Committee, Robert Draper is a Volunteer Educator, and Charles Evans is a Volunteer Educator and Fund Development Committee member.

Marietta Supports Make A Difference-Wisconsin

Make A Difference-Wisconsin hosted its 6th annual Investment Conference yesterday (May 15th) at Milwaukee’s Hyatt Regency hotel. Marietta was proud to support the event as a Community Sponsor.

The conference brought together over 600 guests and featured a panel of four investment professionals, including keynote speaker David Einhorn (Milwaukee native and notable hedge fund manager), who shared investment recommendations and industry insights. Brenda Campbell, executive director of Make A Difference-Wisconsin, also provided a report on the organization’s latest achievements and developments.

Make A Difference-Wisconsin is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing financial literacy programs and resources that empower students to make sound financial decisions. Funds raised from the event allow Make A Difference-Wisconsin to mobilize a volunteer force of over 500 financial industry professionals who provide in-school financial education to thousands of Wisconsin high school students. In addition to sponsoring the event, two of Marietta’s own – Robert Draper and Jonathan Smucker – are among these volunteers delivering the Make A Difference-Wisconsin program to local classrooms.

Marietta applauds the efforts and success of Make A Difference-Wisconsin. For more information, visit Make A Difference-Wisconsin on the web at