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2012 MANDI

Six Innovative Groups Announced Winners of the 
13th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation

Winners of the 13th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation, or MANDI Awards, were announced at a gala event at the Pfister Hotel, Wednesday night, March 28th.  The MANDI Awards are hosted by LISC Milwaukee with sponsorship from US Bank. 700 guests including corporate leaders, neighborhood development groups, and government officials attended the sold-out event honoring extraordinary efforts to revitalize Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.

Police Chief Edward Flynn and Margaret Henningsen, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund for Greater Milwaukee, were Masters of Ceremony. Mayor Barrett welcomed guests and profiled key projects. LISC Milwaukee Board Chair Catherine G. Madden and Lisa Glover, Executive Vice President and Director of Community Affairs from U.S. Bank also presented opening remarks. Awards were presented by sponsors:  Ken Lam, Operations Vice President, State Farm; Jill Haupt, Regional President, BMO Harris Bank; Roger Sandell, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust; Cecelia Gore, Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation; and Eugene Manzenett, Vice President, PNC Bank.

Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent selection committee made up of twenty private, public and government volunteers. Sixteen finalists were announced in January and five winners were announced live at the event, March 28th. Froedtert Health/Froedtert Hospital was also recognized by the LISC Milwaukee Local Advisory Board for their commitment to healthy outcomes in the Washington Park neighborhood.

View the winners and finalists of the 13th Annual MANDIs