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 Connection – Make A Memory Event on Sept 18-27, 2020
- Tricia’s Troops provides financial assistance, service coordination, and supportive care to cancer patients throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation – Benjamin Franklin Awards on October 1, 2020
- The Milwaukee Public Library Foundation provides essential support for books, materials, programs, and library facilities for the Milwaukee Public Library. They have also developed a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support innovative community recovery programs during the pandemic.
Teens Grow Greens – Teens Grow Greens Chef’s Dinner on October 22, 2020
- Teens Grow Greens develops teens through transformative experiences. They train teens through a 9-month paid internship program that offers not only hands-on work experience and skills training, but also a sense of community and opportunity for holistic development.
Malaika Early Learning Center – Celebrate Malaika on October 29, 2020
- Malaika is an early childhood education center located in the Harambee neighborhood. Malaika works with families to establish a strong academic, social and emotional foundation for their children.
Maryland Avenue Montessori – Fall Giving Week on November 9-13, 2020
- Maryland Avenue Montessori (MAM) is an MPS Montessori school located in the East Side of Milwaukee that seeks to inspire life-long learners. MAM provides a nurturing and innovative environment and encourages strong parent and community involvement.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Setting the Stage on November 14, 2020
- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is both a world-class orchestra and provider of nationally recognized educational and outreach programming. Even during the pandemic, the MSO has continued to engage with and uplift the community both in socially distanced and virtual capacities.
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.”