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MANDI 2014 Awards ceremony

MANDI 2104 Awards Ceremony at the Pfister Hotel

What is MANDI?

Sponsored by U.S. Bank, in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) recognize individuals, organizations and projects that enrich central city neighborhoods. 

While many people are working hard to improve Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, their stories are often untold. The MANDIs recognize the inspiring, innovative, and tenacious work of people who are improving the quality of life in our central city, says Leo Ries, LISC Milwaukee Executive Director.

Finalists and winners are selected by an independent, cross-sector volunteer selection committee. The committee reviews nominations and selects three finalists in each of five categories. Winners will be announced at a gala event at the Pfister Hotel in the spring. This annual event brings together corporations, foundations, lenders, small businesses, developers, and nonprofits for a night of celebration and fun.

MANDI Categories

Northern Trust Navigator Award recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership and collaboration.

Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award recognizes a public space that enlivens a neighborhood.

PNC Trailblazer Award foran innovative approach to a community problem.

State Farm Building Blocks Award recognizes a real estate project that enhances the community.

BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award recognizes an organization for tenacious commitment and effectiveness.

Vision Award for outstanding financial investment in Milwaukee’s central city.


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