2018 Economic Forum Highlights

The 2018 Economic Forum was a sell-out event with 650 guests and over 50 sponsors. Kara Swisher, Executive Editor of Vox Media’s Recode, Recode’s podcast, and TV series and co-executive producer of the Code Conference, was the keynote speaker joined by panelists Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, Joe Kirgues, co-founder of the gener8tor program and Nick Turkal, President and Co-CEO of Advocate Aurora Health. Read news coverage in the Milwaukee Business JournalMilwaukee Public RadioUrban Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.

2018 Economic Forum Sponsors

Platinum: BMO Harris Bank; PNC Bank; Milwaukee Business Journal.

Gold: Milwaukee Brewers & Milwaukee Brewers Foundation; Marcus Hotels & Resorts; MLB Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) and Sue Selig; Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank.

Silver: Arenberg Holdings; Associated Bank; Foley & Lardner; Godfrey Kahn; Lubar & Co.; Mandel Group; Phoenix Investors; The Rock Creek Group; vonBriesen; Wipfli; Young Leadership of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Bronze: Advocate Aurora Health; Atid Properties; Bader Philanthropies; Chase J. P. Morgan; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Clarion Partners; Cleary Gull Advisors; Dohmen; Suzy B. Ettinger; Froedtert & the Medical College of WI; G Strategies; Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services; gener8tor; Greenfire; Gruber Law Offices; Herb Kohl Philanthropies; Hours Against Hate; Husch Blackwell; Kenco; Israel Bonds Development Corporation for Israel; Ixonia Bank; Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Marquette Associates; Marquette University; Michael Best; Park Bank; Quarles & Brady LLP; 88.9 Radio Milwaukee; Hannah Rosenthal; US Bank; University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Lubar School of Business; WE Energies; Women’s Philanthropy of Milwaukee Jewish Federation Leadership Development Fund. Additional Support: William Blair; Crescent Capital; C.S. McKee; Greater Milwaukee Foundation; Greenlight Capital; Werner and Associates.

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For more than 100 years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. We distributed $18.5 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and around the world, and manage philanthropy through our $178 million Jewish Community Foundation.