MILWAUKEE (May 17, 2017) – The Cream City Foundation has selected Brett Blomme to serve as its next President & CEO. Blomme will oversee all day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including its convening, grant-making and philanthropic initiatives.
Blomme currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) and will assume his Cream City Foundation duties on June 5, 2017.
“The board is very pleased to welcome Brett as our leader,” said Eric Peterson, Chair of the Cream City Foundation Board of Directors. “His passion for philanthropy is contagious. Brett believes that philanthropy has the power to bring people together, transform lives and make meaningful, positive change within communities.”
Blomme has nearly 15 years of experience in philanthropy, community organizing, law and nonprofit management.
Prior to ARCW, Blomme worked on campaigns for U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in addition to Fair Wisconsin. Blomme has a B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Outside of the office, Blomme enjoys spending time with his family, his husband Chris and their two young children. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and sports and his family is active with Milwaukee’s Miltown LGBT Families.
About Cream City Foundation
Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBTQ+ people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Cream City Foundation, founded in 1982, celebrates 35 years of service in 2017. The Foundation began with only $500 in seed money and has granted more than $1.5 million to life-affirming, life-sustaining and life-celebrating programs for the LGBTQ+ communities in southeastern Wisconsin. To learn more about Cream City Foundation please visit creamcityfoundation.org.