Donors

Donors

PEARLS is supported by contributions from many foundations, corporations, public sources and generous individuals. We are deeply grateful for all of our donors. Following is a list of the major institutions that have supported our work in recent years.

  • African American Women's Fund
  • Alverno College Research Center for Women & Girls
  • Associated Bank
  • Assurant Health
  • Astor Street Foundation
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Bob & Linda Davis Family Foundation
  • Bosley on Brady
  • Brady Corporation
  • Brewers Community Foundation
  • Brico Fund
  • Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation
  • Charter Oak Foundation
  • Children's Hospital Foundation —
         Stark Family Endowment Fund
  • City of Milwaukee
  • Community Advocates — Brighter Futures
  • Cr8ive Energies LLC
  • Crysdahl Foundation
  • David & Julia Uihlein Foundation
  • Diane Pellegrin Fund
  • Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc.
  • Einhorn Family Foundation
  • Elements East LLC
  • Elmbrook Rotary Foundation, Inc.
  • Enterforce
  • Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation
  • Faye McBeath Foundation
  • Fighting Back, Inc.
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation
  • Froedtert Health
  • Gardner Foundation
  • GMAR Youth Foundation
  • GOLDI
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Green Bay Packers Foundation
  • Halbert & Alice Kadish Foundation
  • Harley-Davidson Foundation
  • Heartland Advisors
  • Helen Bader Foundation
  • Herb Kohl Charities
  • HUSCO International
  • INTEC
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
  • Jewish Women's Endowment Fund
  • Joan and Fred Brengel Family Foundation
  • Johnson Controls Foundation
  • Joseph & Vera Zilber Family Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Julia & David Uihlein Charitable Foundation
  • Krause Family Foundation
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Lubar Family Foundation
  • Marquette University
  • Martha Love Association, LLC
  • Maxsan Foundation
  • M&I Foundation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • MillerCoors Brewing Company
  • Milwaukee Community Journal
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Milwaukee Urban League
  • Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc.
  • Mueller Communications
  • Nicholas Family Foundation Trust
  • Noel Group
  • Nonprofit Management Fund
  • North Milwaukee State Bank
  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Phillip & Fannie Morris Foundation
  • Pilot Club of Milwaukee
  • PNC Bank
  • PPC Foundation
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Professional Dimensions Charitable Fund
  • Quad Graphics, Inc.
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
  • Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
  • Robert W. Baird Foundation
  • Rockwell Automation Charitable Corp.
  • Rotary Club of Mitchell Field
  • Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
  • Safe & Sound, Inc.
  • Sara Hansen Memorial Fund
  • Stackner Family Foundation
  • Steigleder Charitable Trust
  • Tate Family Foundation
  • Trainer Family Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • US Bank Foundation
  • Vernal Management Consultants LLC
  • Waterstone Bank
  • Weiss Family Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank Foundation
  • Wesley Insurance Agency
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
  • Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc.
  • Windhover Foundation
  • The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Donor & Community Leader Testimonials

Therese Armbruster, PEARLS Board of Directors Emeritus & Co-Owner, Elements East
“Anyone who doubts the depths of the bonds that are made in PEARLS should talk to the alumnae. PEARLS may start in Milwaukee, but the girls carry it with them on the rest of their journey.”
Tom Barrett, Mayor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“PEARLS for Teen Girls is a tremendous asset to the City of Milwaukee and those it serves. I applaud the dedication of Danae Davis, the board and staff who work tirelessly to ensure at-risk teen girls mature into confident, accountable and goal-oriented young women.”
Thelma Sias, Vice President of Local Affairs, We Energies
“PEARLS for Teen Girls has successfully cultivated a tradition of leadership development for young women. Many in our community have recognized the potential of these young ladies for generations and PEARLS has done an exceptional job of helping them reach that potential to its fullest. In fact, I have seen first hand how girls have blossomed into empowered and confident young women under their guidance and support; this, in short, is what I have found to be the power of PEARLS.”
Joan M. Prince, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor-Partnerships and Innovation, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
“Instilling hope, providing positive options, and continuously showing young women what the possibilities are is the work of PEARLS for Teen Girls! While others have tried, PEARLS has succeeded because they have connected the future opportunities of the external world with the culture of the internal world of these young women. Keep up the great work!”
Cecelia Gore, Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
“I cannot begin to share the sense of pride I feel when I come in contact with a group of PEARLS for Teen Girls. They are poised, confident and ready to take on the future. I am struck by the fire I see in their eyes as they share thoughts about what they plan to do,attend college, serve in leadership roles and care for the community! PEARLS Girls are being properly exposed to all of the possibilities. The more young ladies that have access to this caring and well thought out program, the better!”
Vincent Lyles, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
“What I love about PEARLS for Teen Girls is how they work with young ladies on all aspects of their lives. While some of them have academic challenges, others may have more personal needs. PEARLS steps up to assist, guide and convince the girls that there is more to life than what is immediately in front of them. In addition, I am a huge fan of Danae Davis, who I admire for being someone who truly reached back to help.”
Michelle Mason, CAE, Managing Director, American Society for Quality (ASQ)
PEARLS for Teen Girls is a success story of how people and passion can ignite something special in a community. From its unique mission of empowering young girls to strong outcome based measures, it is a true demonstration of how people and passion changes lives.