Dear Friend of Penfield Children’s Center,

In 2016, Penfield Children’s Center took the next step in its transformational work to serve Milwaukee’s central city children.

Each year, parents witness the amazing gains their children are making through the tireless work of Penfield staff who provide comprehensive early intervention services. Parents feel included in this developmental journey, while imagining exciting futures for their children. Unfortunately, for many of our families, they are not quite ready for their children to leave our care at age 3.

In September 2016, we made the first step toward deepening our impact and continuing our important work by opening Penfield Montessori Academy, a fully-inclusive Montessori public charter school. We welcomed kindergarten students into our three multi-age classrooms (K3, K4 and K5) last year. We will add one grade each year until Penfield Montessori Academy is a fully-enrolled K3 through 8th grade school by September 2024.

For many of our children, their developmental journey begins at Penfield Children’s Center. Our focus has not changed. Each day, the staff at Penfield Children’s Center are driven by a shared goal – to create a pathway for all children, particularly those with special needs or living in poverty, to a full and healthy life by maximizing the individual potential of each child.

Our 2016 Annual Report illustrates many of these children’s amazing journeys. Last year, we celebrated our new birth-through-early adolescence approach with Chelsea, a fun-loving Penfield Montessori student who initially came to Penfield’s Special Care Nursery five years ago. The amazing progress Chelsea has made – and will continue to make at Penfield Montessori Academy – is truly a testament to Penfield’s amazing staff.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Together, we will continue to change the lives of children in our community.


Christine Holmes signature

Christine P. Holmes
President and CEO

Robert Mikulay signature

Robert L. Mikulay
Chairman, Board of Directors




At about 3 weeks old, Chelsea’s mom, Yolanda, received a call from the doctor that changed her life. Her daughter’s newborn check-up had come back showing that Chelsea had cystic fibrosis. An inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, cystic fibrosis causes the body to produce a thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and causes issues in the pancreas, liver and kidneys. After confirmation from the doctor, Yolanda took charge of the situation and learned all she could to keep Chelsea safe and healthy. In order to manage the diagnosis, Chelsea started taking pancreatic enzymes to help with food digestion, vitamins, an acid reducer and two different nebulizer medications to allow her to breathe properly. She was also placed on a lactose-free diet, and her digestive health needed close monitoring. When it was time for Yolanda to return to work, she enrolled Chelsea at Penfield’s Special Care Nursery so she could get the care she needed.

“I was so worried about leaving Chelsea in the care of someone else for the entire day. She had, and still has, extensive health needs and I knew that I had to find a special place for her,” said Yolanda. “When I found out about Penfield, I was relieved to learn that Chelsea would not only be taken care of by nurses and therapists, but that the staff was trained to care for her the way I was taught by the doctor.”

Chelsea spent a year-and-a-half in the Special Care Nursery and then transitioned into one of the Early Education rooms at Penfield. Even though she was no longer in the nursery, she still received medications and vest therapy each day to loosen the mucus in her lungs. Her teachers were also trained in how to care for her. Additionally, the same nurses that had been caring for Chelsea since she arrived at Penfield were able to check on her during the day to see if she needed further treatments or care. When Chelsea turned 5, Yolanda was excited to learn that Penfield was opening a Montessori school for children of all abilities called Penfield Montessori Academy. She loved the idea of a Montessori education for Chelsea because of its hands-on nature, and felt relieved to learn that the nurses at Penfield Children’s Center would also care for her at her new school.

“Chelsea is thriving at Penfield Montessori Academy, and as her mom, I feel comfortable dropping her off each day because I know she will not only learn and grow, but also receive the care she needs,” said Yolanda.“Because of Penfield, my child is able to just have fun and be a kid, while her significant medical needs are met, and that is the most important thing of all to me.”

  • The Early Education and Child Care Program served 142 children. Fifty eight of these children had a disability or special need.
  • 100% of the children who participated in our child care program displayed improvement in their development.
  • In partnership with Acelero, Penfield offers three Early Head Start classrooms, which provide child development and family support services that work to enhance the development of young children.



Penfield Children’s Center offers physical, occupational and speech therapy before children enter school. As a contracted provider for early intervention services through the Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention program, Penfield Children’s Center provides these services in children’s homes and at our center. Services are available to children with developmental delays or diagnosed conditions that put them at risk for a delay. Penfield provides partnerships between parents or caregivers and a team of early intervention professionals who provide service coordination, speech, physical and occupational therapy, special education, behavioral health services, family support and education. In addition, outpatient therapy is provided for older children who are attending school. Therapists work with individuals from birth to adulthood who require therapy to recover from injuries and surgery.

  • 59 children received acute, short-term or long-term occupational, physical or speech therapy services.
  • 77.4% of children who participated in the Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention program made substantial progress in their cognition, speech, fine and gross motor, and self help skills. 75.2% made significant gains in their social emotional development.
  • The Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention program at Penfield served 800 children.



The Behavior Clinic at Penfield Children’s Center works in collaboration with Marquette University to provide mental health treatment services for children 5 and younger who have significant behavior and emotional issues. Counselors work with parents to develop a treatment plan to assist parents in managing their children’s behaviors and provide weekly counseling sessions in the homes of families. It is the only program of its kind in Milwaukee that addresses significant behavioral issues early in the lives of children to set them on a positive track for the future. Using the Early Pathways Program, a nationally recognized, mental health program for young children in poverty with significant behavior and emotional problems including trauma, our staff provided 1,823 hours of mental health therapy during home visits, primarily in Milwaukee’s central-city.

  • Through a partnership with Marquette University, the Behavior Clinic served 345 children with significant behavioral and/or emotional issues.
  • During 2016, 76% of children reduced their behavioral problems and 70% of children increased their prosocial behaviors following treatment.
  • For children given a formal primary psychiatric diagnosis and completed treatment, 78% no longer met the criteria for a diagnosis following treatment.



The Special Care Nursery provides therapy, medical care and education for children who have serious health issues and medical conditions. The nursery is staffed by a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse and three certified nursing assistants with the medical expertise and training to care for our most vulnerable children. While receiving critical medical care, children play and learn in a safe, caring environment. The Special Care Nursery also provides respite from the stress parents may experience while caring for a medically-fragile child, as well as time for them to care for their other children, and attend work or school. A professional team of Penfield’s specialists work with families to develop a customized and coordinated plan of medical monitoring, education and therapy designed to advance their children’s development, and to help them become medically stable. The fundamental purpose of the Special Care Nursery is to improve each child’s quality of life, now and in the future.

Gia is a sweet 4-year-old who currently receives medical and therapeutic services at Penfield Children’s Center, while also attending Penfield Montessori Academy. Gia was a healthy, typically-developing baby at birth. After suffering from a lack of oxygen as the result of abuse when she was just 5-days-old, Gia sustained injuries that will affect her for the rest of her life. Rescued and resuscitated by a police officer, Gia was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She was placed in foster care, and a year later, was adopted by her foster mother, Carrie.

“After taking placement of Gia’s sister at birth, I also took in Gia and adopted both girls because I knew I could provide a stable, loving environment,” said Carrie. While receiving early intervention services through the Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention program, Gia was referred to Penfield by the Hanger Clinic at Children’s Hospital. Carrie toured the Special Care Nursery, and immediately knew it was the right place for Gia.

“I saw how well the children were taken care of, and felt the love that the nurses and other caregivers had for everyone placed in their care,” Carrie said. “There were also therapists on staff who could work with Gia, and it made me feel comfortable knowing she would receive the attention she needed throughout the day.”

After receiving medical services at Penfield’s Special Care Nursery, Carrie enrolled Gia in the K4 program at Penfield Montessori Academy. She continues to receive occupational, physical and speech therapy while she attends school, and receives medical treatment at the nursery at Penfield Children’s Center in the afternoon. Although Gia will never walk or talk, she is a bright, shining star, and is learning to communicate through eye gaze technology.

“Penfield Montessori Academy is always so warm and welcoming. No matter what issue comes up, they are willing to go the extra mile to help,” said Carrie. “The staff is constantly looking for appropriate equipment and services to help Gia with mobility and communication. I couldn’t ask for a better experience for my child.”

  • Penfield served 51 medically-fragile children with significant health concerns.
  • After receiving services in the Special Care Nursery, 96% of the children demonstrated improvements in their motor skills and 92% improved their cognitive skills.
  • 98% of parents/caregivers reported they increased the knowledge and skills necessary to care for children with disabilities.



Penfield Children’s Center provides enrichment programs for the entire family. Educational workshops, parent support groups and school transition support services help engage families in their children’s care. Penfield also celebrates what makes each child unique by hosting cultural events and holiday parties. Funded by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, bilingual parent mentors help address the unique needs of each family by providing information about Penfield’s programming, and working to ensure all families have access to essentials – such as warm clothing, food and access to community resources.

  • Penfield offered 35 family programs and events including celebrations, support groups, parent education workshops and family reading nights. More than 2,200 children and family members were in attendance!
  • The 2016 Holiday Party welcomed more than 800 guests. Families crafted holiday necklaces, snowflakes and hats, and enjoyed music and snacks. Kohl’s donated 1,000 gifts for our children and more than 100 volunteers and staff volunteered their time to ensure the event’s success.



The Kohl’s Building Blocks program creates access to early education and developmental programs for children and families. Together, Kohl’s Cares and Penfield Children’s Center are providing early intervention services, child development resources and equipment to children and families throughout Milwaukee county.

  • 1,441 Children served by Child Development Specialists
  • 21,446 Participants served by community outreach
  • 15,401 Children received early educational toolboxes
  • 97,906 Visitors to


Your contributions and heartfelt dedication allows us to serve the most vulnerable children in Milwaukee.



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Miller Brewing Company (Retired)

Michael J. Brophy – Vice Chair
Aurora Health Care

Keith S. Baisden – Treasurer
Town Bank

Madonna Williams – Secretary
Community Volunteer

Phyllis King, Ph.D – Member-At-Large
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Thomas G. Smith – Member-At-Large
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JP Morgan Chase

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We Energies (Retired)

Dirk Carson

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Milwaukee Bucks

Viktor Gottlieb
Associated Bank

Eugenia T. Jacobus
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LME/The Mark Travel Corp.

David Navarre
Godfrey & Kahn

Tony Nguyen
Wells Fargo

Jay Radmer
BMO Harris Bank

JoAnn Ratcheson
Columbia St.Mary’s (Retired)

Richard D. Schepp
Kohl’s Department Stores

Todd M. Schoon
Northwestern Mutual

Kate Dragisic Schoyer
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Vice Chairman, Partnership Community Bancshares; Financial Industry Consultant

Patricia Schuyler
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Sonia Shields Stowe
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Alden Taylor
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Betsy Trimble
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Rhonda Ware
UR Aware, LLC

Cathy White
Community Volunteer

Earnestine Willis, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical College of Wisconsin

Donald H. Wilson
Stone Pillar Investments

Nicholas C. Wilson
Jacobus Wealth Management

Betsy Brown Wyatt

Jessica Zeratsky
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.



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Associated Bank

Assurant Insurance

Baker Tilly

BMO One America


Chase Bank

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Ernst & Young

Fellowship of Christ Athletes

Gwen Clark and the Penfield

Therapy Dog Team; Roger Gruebling

J P Cullen Construction

Jean Davidson/Yell & Tell

Johnson Controls

Keba Diabate


Lake Valley Camp

La Macchia Enterprises LLC


Marquette University

Marquette University High School

Mequon Service Club


Milwaukee Bucks Basketball

Milwaukee Department of Public Works

Milwaukee Fire Department

Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee Transit Authority


Northwestern Mutual

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Saint Thomas More High School

US Bank

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wells Fargo






Four-Four Foundation*

Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares

Northwestern Mutual Foundation*

United Way of Greater MMKE & Waukesha County

Zilber Family Foundation*

Aurora Health Care, Inc.

The Donald Driver Foundation

EveryDayGood Foundation*

Meg Kasch*

Alden and Gustavus Taylor*

Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation*

Mary Jo and Kevin Mansell

Susan and Robert Mikulay*

Milwaukee Bucks*

Rick and Beth Schepp*

The Charles E. Benidt Foundation, Inc.

Anon Charitable Trust

BMO Harris Bank

Jane and Jeffrey Barth*

Debra and Michael J. Brophy*

The Catholic Community Foundation, Inc.


Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust

Fitzsimonds Charitable Trust

John McTigue

Michelle and Scott Gass

Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Fdn.

Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation

Eugenia T. Jacobus

Jennifer LaMacchia and Nils Parker*

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Bonnie and William Kellogg

Linda and William Koenig*

Ladish Co. Foundation

Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC)*

Nicholas Family Foundation

Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

Lindsay and Scott Priebe

Rite-Hite Holding Corporation

Jen and Todd Schoon*

Judy and Jon Schumacher*

Renee and John Sibson*

Francie Luke Silverman Foundation

Julia and David V. Uihlein, Jr.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Ellen and Robert Venable

WaterStone Bank Fund of the – Waukesha County Community Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation*

Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust

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A. O. Smith Foundation, Inc.

Christina and Alvaro Araque*

Janie and Clifford M. Asmuth

Badger Meter Foundation, Inc.


Terri and Keith Baisden*

Associated Bank

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Ann Becker

Carrie and James Bedore

Joseph F. & Catherine M. Bennett Family Foundation

Sally Bentley*

Elissa and Thomas M. Bolger

Melanie and Steven Booth

Geralyn and William M. Cannon


Carol and Dirk Carson

CG Schmidt, Inc.

Chapman Foundation

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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust

Chipstone Foundation / Stanley – and Polly Stone Fund

Laura and Preston Cole

Competitive Edge Software, Inc.


Davidson & Harley Fund, Inc.


Jen and Paul Deslongchamps

Erin and Doug Dickinson

Denise and Tim Dodge

Mary Martha and Emmett J. Doerr Charitable Trust

Sarah and Robert Duncan

Paul and Paula Eberle

Edith A. McFadden, M.D. and Dan Maguire

David Eichenbaum

Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc.

Antoinette A. and Matthew Keenan Endowment

Ernst & Young LLP

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H. H. Camp Foundation*

Healing the Children of Wisconsin, Inc.

Ken Hemauer

Christine Holmes

Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc.

Colleen and Eugene Jacobus

Richard G. Jacobus Family Foundation

Jacobus Wealth Management, Inc.

Cheryl and Ron Jacobs

Pat and James Janz

Kadie and Steve Jelenchick

Jen and Paul Johnson

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Good Works – Employee Giving Program

Kapco, Inc.

Mary and Ted D. Kellner

Carrie and Jason Kelroy

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Herbert H. Kohl Charities Inc.

Mary E. Krall

LaMacchia Enterprises/Mark Travel Corporation

Sharon and Bill LaMacchia

Lisa and Brian Van Landeghem*

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Elizabeth and Jeffrey Mark

Marquette University

Jan and Vincent Martin

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Elizabeth Meyer and Sam Hope

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Katie Newcomb and Robert Moakley

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George and Julie Mosher Family Foundation

August G. Mueller Trust

LuAnn and Gene Mueller

Miann and David Navarre

Northwestern Mutual

Kelly and Robert C. Olejniczak

Amy Byrne and Ronald Ota

Park Bank Foundation

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Partnership Community Bancshares, Inc.

Peck Foundation, Milwaukee LTD

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Plumbers Local 75 AFL-CIO


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Jo Ann Ratcheson and James Lang*

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Lynn and Paul Rix

Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc.

Michelle and John Runte

Lisa Ryan

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Sensient Technologies Foundation, Inc.

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Wells Fargo

Mason Wells


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Weyco Group, Inc.

Cathy and Michael White

Holly and Dr. Robert Williams

Madonna and Jay Williams

Earnestine Willis*

Wilson Elementary School PTA

Lisa and John Wilson

Stoney and Nicholas Wilson*

Elizabeth Brown Wyatt and David Wyatt

Jessica and Matthew Zeratsky*

American Transmission Company LLC

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Richard and Diana Barthel

Danielle Bergner

Beta Alpha Psi at Marquette University

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Wendy and Terry Braatz

Margaret MacLeod Brahm and John Brahm

Christine and Brent Brumfield

Tanya and Josh Buege

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Catherine and James S. Eastham

Brian Fahl

Tom Fox

Jackie and David Gay

The GE Foundation

Julie and Brian Gilpin

Melissa Goins

Sarah and Viktor Gottlieb

Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Lawlis Family Fund

Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Frank & Elsa Sterner Family Fund

LaVerne and Daryll Griesberg

Veronica and Peter Gunn

Carol R. Hase

Barbara and Peter Holtz

Susan and John Honkamp

J. D. Ruffolo Family Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Gary Kautzer

Mary Beth and Steven W. Keane

Cheryl and Gerald Kuhn

Gail F. Kursel Family Fund

Nora and Jon Langenfeld

Judi and Robert R. Lapointe

Earnell Lucas

Katherine and David Lucey

Margaret and Thomas McMahon

Sara and Chris Meadows

Charlie Meier

Michael Best & Friedrich

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Anne Mongoven

Patricia R. Mousseau

Beth and Greg Myers

Arin and Anthony Nguyen

Duane Nolde

Pace Networking

Heather and Jeffrey Paradis

Colleen and David Patzer

Pere Marquette Jesuit Community

Karen and James C. Pieper

Sheri and Thomas Price

Theresa Reagan and Bill Reitman

Lisa and Sean Rierdon

Lisa and Patrick Rios

Nancy and Michael Roos

Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.

Edith and Donald Rouse

Peggy and Ron San Felippo

Laura and Joe Schmidt

William J. Schmitz

Bruce and Karen Schuyler

Patricia and Peter Schuyler

Cheryl and Andrew Seter

Carolyn and Mark Smith

Leah M. Sober

Joan Staeven

Erin and Peter Stanek

Ben Uhen

Patricia and Joseph Ullrich

Joyce and Thomas Waldoch

Jim Weedman

Wisconsin Athletic Club

Nancy Zabriskie

Margaret and Marian Zincke

Kareeda Chones-Aguam and Ryan Aguam

Nancy and James H. Albrecht

John M. Altenbach

Ellen Anderson

Josie and Mark Anderson

Paula and Keith Anderson

Abby and Joseph Andrietsch

Association of Marquette University Women

Aurora Health Care – Employee Partnership Campaign

Jennifer and Todd A. Bagley

Jeffrey Bakula

Libby and Jon Baranko

Val V. Beatovic

Benjamin Bedore

Susan and James Bellin

Georgiane and Nicholas M Berich

Sarah Bernstein

Lisa Preston and Steven Berryman

Mary Anne Bickler

Shawn Gulyas and Larry Birkett

Jessica and Nicholas Bitzke

Anna Boll

Lori and Mark W. Boutelle

Kevin Bowen

Marilyn M. and Orren Bradley

Hannah and Rodney Brandenburg II

Rachel and James Broach

Stephanie Brunkhorst

Sally and Chad Buchanan

Emily Bulat and family

Nancy Burkholder

Suzanne Burroughs

Linda Buscher

Vicki Callan

Stephen Callen

Marian L. and Michael Carroll

Sandy Cherry

The Chicago Corporation

Dr. Donald and Sandra Chisholm

Therese and James Cincotta

Cristy and Matt Cool

Kirsten and Christopher Corbell

Tamara Crum

Cathy Dailey and Bob Culver

Michael Cummings

Joseph Curatola

Donna Danihel

Liz Delgado and family

Mina DeMarco

Alice and Robert H. Diaz, Jr.


Kathy and Michael J. Dwyer

William E. Eastham

Claire and James Engel

Scott H. Engroff, Jr.

Christine A. Eschrich-Pollesch

Claudia Farias-Moen

Connie and Barth Fassbender

Maria Fernandez

Ranee and Brenton Field, Jr.

Lisa and Lyle Fitterer

Kimberley and Nathan Flesch

Patricia and David Flowers

Karen and John M. Franckowiak

Mary and Scott Fredrick

Front Room Photography

Katherine D. Frontier

Tami and Mathew Garrison

GE United Way Campaign

Suzanne Giordano and family

Carrie and Charles Glapinski

Karen and John Goller

Suzanne Marchant and William G. Gollmar

Kathy Grogan

H&R Block

Julie Hagen

Crissie Hall

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Hilary Harvey

Rachel and Benjamin Heilman

Scott Heins

Michael Heitkemper

Stephanie Heron

Julie Bahr and Ryan Hertel

Mary and David C. Hertel

Ashley and Justin Hilgemann

Ibrahim Hojeij

Kristin Holzhauer

Saira Humphreys

Sue and Chuck Hurliman

Susan and William Isler

Natalie and Ben Jackson

Joan and Jonathan Jacobs

Jill Geisler and Neil Jaehnert

Colin Jorgenson

Molly and James Kanter

Sandra Kasting

Tami and Nicholas Kent

Walter Kirchhoff

Joan and Robert H. Klein

Knives & Blades Inc.

Sonia and Scott Kolodzinski

Mary and Jamie Kowalski

Mari Katz and William Kravit

Peter Kreuser

Karen A. Kunzler

Katherine and Timothy Kwiatkowski

W. Tony Lam

Kimberly and Dr. Craig Leach

Judie Lehman*

John Levendusky

Ann and James Liban

Mary Ann and David Lillich

Living Hope Presbyterian Church

Cherie Lockwood

Brent Lueck

Anne and Leroy A. Lutz

David Lutz

Michele and Van Luu

Macy’s Inc.

Jenny and John Mahoney

Sharon and Joseph Malenda

Randy Mangelsen

Gracie and Anthony (Manny) Manuele

Gladys and Gene Manzanet

Louisa and Richard Marks

Marquette University – College of Business Administration

Eleanore and Donald J. Massa

Liz and Dan Matola

Sheila Stafford and Phillip Mattix

Justin L. McCulla

Katie and Skip McGregor

Tracy Merten

Shannon Dennhof

Robert and Martnie Mortellaro

Donna Mae Munkwitz

Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D.

Lori Neils

Kathleen and Terrance Nelson

Nu Art Dental Lab, Inc.

Kathy L. Nusslock

David P. O’Neill

Sarah Pace

Krista and Chad Pankop

Kayte and Wesley Parkin

Julie and Kevin Penneau

Tracey and Joseph Peterson

Allie Kelly and Ben Pickering

Daniel Pronley

Jennique K. Radde

Telemachus Rafaelidys

Marylyn and Bruce A. Ranta

Carolyn and Richard Raymaker

Judy and Tom Richmond

Patty and John Riley

JR Rizkallah and family

Jack Rodee

Sara and Phillip A. Roemaat

Ellen and Robert Romans

Heather Rotolo

Marianne Rozinski


Andrew Ruehl

Rosemary K Rueth Trust

Jenny and Paul Rushizky

Katie and Beau Sanders

Casandra S. Sauer

Jessie and John Schaub

Kristin N. Schiller

Sharon and Ronald G. Schlicht

Christine Schlosser

Ryan Schmitz

Karla J. Schroeder

Laura and Scott Schubert

Michele and Richard Seesel

Richard Selensky

Stephanie and Jimmy Shabangu

Randall Sherer

Pamela and Jeffrey Shovers

Cynthia McKenzie and Antonio Silano

Julie and Timothy Simmons

Suzanne and Walter R. Simonz, Jr.

Nancy and Mark B. Smuckler, M.D.

Jill Elsby Sonntag and Timothy Sonntag

Meg and Mark G. Steimle

Amy L. Stenglein

Constance R. Strauss

Jessica and Mike Strehlow

Marcus Taylor

Anne Temple

Dr. John and Anne Thomas, Jr.

Rose and Gerald Thomas

Cathy Thum

Sam and Brandon Tschacher

Kaylee Urban

Joely Urdan

Daniel P. Walker

Elizabeth Weasler

Kristi Westcott

Mary M. Westemeier

Alan Wichtoski

Carolyn and Douglas Wilary

Katie Wilson

Sam Wilson

Thomas B. Wilson

Beth and Kevin Wisniewski

Jeanne and John Wittmann

Marilyn and Otto Wolter

John and Marguerite Wydeven

Dr. Thomas and Barbara Zabors

Celeste and Craig Zaffrann

Bryant E. Zimmermann

Armando Acosta

Mindy B. Aldinger

AmazonSmile Foundation

Kim Anderson

Marian and Arthur I. Auer, M.D.

Meghan Augustine

Auxiliary 144 Letter Carriers Branch 2

Elizabeth Baszler

Abigail Becker

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Bryan Berghauer

Blankstein Enterprises

David Blum

Bethany Bojcic

Heather and Kevin Bonnell

Amy Bontempo

Brozine Brown

Linda Buchsbaum

Bungee Promotional Marketing LLC

Mary Burgett

Richard S. Buse

Claudine and Martin Butzine

Cara Callan

Maryellen C. Cannon

Susanne Carter

Leslie Charnews

Dawn and Steven Christensen

Carma Clark

Kathleen and Steven R. Clark

Kaytronia Clark

Karen Coleman

Judith and Christopher Collins

Marc Collins

Nicole M. Cota

Robert Cottingham

Donna Coye

Kaleena Daugherty*

Jan and William K. Davis

Sandra Davis

Ronnie DePue

Jerry DeQuardo

Marlene and Jerrold M. Deutsch

Norma and Dean Dobson

Christine Durkin

La Vonne and Michael Eckert

Janet Erdmann

Cynthia and Robert Fiebiger

Elizabeth A. and Steve P. File

Victoria Fitzgerald

Frances A. Franklin

Bonnie Fredrick

Lisa and Paul French

Deborah and James Frentz

Tom Gauthier

Jessica and Matthew Geary

Devora Gelin

Beth and Michael Giacobassi

Sheila Glynn-Criqui

Mark E. Goldsmith

Bonnie and Paul Gordon

Julie Gorens-Winston

Barbara and Donald Grande

Todd Grinnell

Susan and Thomas Gruber

Rulena and Jon Guenther

Janet and Phillip Gural

Laura Marie Guzman-Rivera

Patricia M. Haak

Mary Haberman

Sarah L. Habriga

Anne Hambrook

Barbara B. Hartnett

Jennifer and Shawn Hartshorn

Ruth and Otto Heimler

Kevin Henderson

Kristine and Dale Hendrickson

Kathryn and Thomas Hofman

Nancy Holewinski

Mary Pat and John Hornak

JoAnn and Roger Hornbeck

Susan and William Hotz

Diane Howard

Linda and Thomas Huckstorf

Monica Hurt

Steve Illsley

Christina and William Innis

Elwyn Jarvis


Karen and Walter Kangas

Katherine and James W. Kavemeier

Christine and Jeffrey Kennedy-Kortes

Karla D. Klein

Anita and Dennis Knepel

Susan and Richard Knutson

Barbara and Neil Koepsel

Nancy Koepsel

Chad Kolberg

Leone and David J. Kosinski

Katherine Kral

Marianne and Fred Kramer

Susan and Gary Kramer

Susan Winans and Judy Krause

Amy Krohn

Anne and John Krueger

Marie and David Kuemmel

Josh, Nicole and Lincoln Larson

Kathryn and Colin Lavey

Mary Lawien

Wendy and Jacob Lechusz

Kerry and Dominic Leet

Kim Leitzke

Anna and Mark Lewandowski

Beverly Levin

Shannon Lorenz

Lorylen Ludgate

Therese Palazzari and Mark A. Maduza

Joanne and Dennis Makarewicz

Lori J. Makinen

Melinda and Todd Marohl

Alva Marshel

Edith and Shane Martwick

Kristine Martynski

Julia and Brendan Matthews

Colleen O’Donnell and Timothy Maynard

Roashune McCoy

Lois and Craig McGarry

Julie McNeely

Kim and David McSorley

Pamela Mehring

Kimberly Merbeth

Rebecca Michelsen

Iris and William E. Miller

Brenda Millmann

Milwaukee Gamma

Marlene Moctezuma

Tracy and Clifford Moore

Cristina Moreno-Ayala

Shirley Mundstock

Mary and James Murray

Sarah Muwonge

MyTributeGift Foundation

Teresa Nelson

Margaret Neuworth

Carolyn Nickerson

Romy Nocera

Kay and Robert Nolan

Mike O’Bryan

Jane O’Hara Ahl

Elizabeth and Travis Oates

Kimberly Marcin

Gerald Ottone

Michael D. Panlener

Matthew Paolillo

Holly Ann M. Pape

Kristin and Charles Paul

Ingrid and Randy Pavlick

Debbie and Stephen Peake

Patrick Peczerski

Laura Peracchio

Lori Peters

Lisa and Loren Peterson

Rosemary and Peter Petroll

Cyd Phillips

Ann and Jim Piatt

Patricia Pierce-Cotter

Christine Pilacek

Janette and John Pilling

Shirley and Robert Pilling

Janet Pitner and family

Janet and John Plenke

Jeanne and Gary Pokorny

Cheryl Quinn

Lynn and Kim Scott Raffel

Nancy Ramsdell

William Rayner III

Sharon Rehl

Melanie Reichenberger

John J. Reiss

Georgette and Timothy Rippinger

Angela M. Robert

Jill and Robert Rooney

Kevin Roskopf

Vicky and Kevin Rummel

Joseph M. Ruppel

Charles Ruud

Jennifer M. Salmon

Dorothea and Mike Sanchez

Jessica Laura Sanchez

Sheryl and Randall Sanger

Gloria Sawitzke

Peter Schell

Lori Scherer

Shelly M. Schicker

Julie Anne and Eric Schneider

Tanya and Dana Schulz

Roger Schuneman

Molly and Scott Schweiger

Barbara and Russell Searing

Ellen and Jim Shiflet

Hilde and David Staufiger

Mary Louise Stebbins

Joan Stewart

Penny Whiting-Stewart and James Stewart

Kimberly and Andrew Streff

Dawn Taylor

Linda and Marlon Tejada

Marilyn and Bob Teper

Sandra and William Thode

Valerie Lynn Thomas

Kim Thompson

Thrivent Financial

Georgia Tice

Teresa Trostmiller

Vicky Lynn Tuder

Diana and Steven Turicek

Kimberly and Kyle Tuska

Janice C. Tyler

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Inc.

United Way of Northeast Florida

Steven Valliere

Deborah A. Vander Heyden

Erika Vega

Janice Verona

Eric Vogt

Kathleen and Allen Vogt

Joyce E. Washburn

Julie and Steven Wellenstein

Danita Wendorf

Tricia Wild

Heather Witt

Sarah Wittmann

Kathy and Troy Wohlt

Michael Wong

Samuel M. Woodruff

Alan Zajac

Marlene Ziarnik

* Donors who gave comprehensive campaign gifts



  • The Behavior Clinic received a grant for $1.9 million from SAMHSA to provide trauma-informed counseling to children 6 years of age and younger.
  • The 21st annual Croquet Ball raised $320,000. More than 300 guests enjoyed meeting and mingling with Donald Driver and celebrated Nicholas Wilson who received the Benefactor Award.
  • In collaboration with Gene Mueller of Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the Bosch Tavern, the “Tug the Tavern” event raised more than $5,300 to support Penfield.
  • 225 Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteers spent 673 hours cleaning and remodeling our center and helping with our children. In support of these efforts, Kohl’s donated $21,500.
  • In collaboration with Kohl’s Cares, Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers, Milwaukee Fire, Police and Sanitation Departments, The Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, Inc., Milwaukee County Transit System, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Safe & Sound, Inc., and LaMacchia Travel, Safety Day welcomed 200 kids and community members!
  • Penfield received a $90,000 grant from Aurora Health Care’s Better Together Fund for the Behavior Clinic. This funding will allow us to expand our behavioral health services and outreach to the community.



The 21st annual Croquet Ball raised $320,000. More than 300 guests enjoyed meeting and mingling with Donald Driver and celebrated Nicholas Wilson, the 2016 Benefactor Award recipient. We were excited to introduce two very special children, Evelyn and Chelsea and celebrated their time at Penfield. Thank you to our Event Chairs, Christina and Al Araque, Auction Co-Chairs, Tere Sackerson and Jessica Zeratsky and Sponsorship Chairs, Tony Nguyen and Melanie Booth.

Presenting Sponsor

Kohl’s Department Stores

Platinum Level Sponsors

Chase Bank

Blue Level Sponsors

Milwaukee Admirals

Northwestern Mutual

Rite-Hite Holding Corporation

Black Level Sponsors


BMO Harris Bank

Mason Wells


La Macchia Enterprises / The Mark Travel Corp

von Briesen & Roper, S.C

Yellow Level Sponsors

Associated Bank

Aurora Health Care

CG Schmidt, Inc.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin



Ernst & Young

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Jacobus Wealth Management

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Milwaukee Bucks

PNC Bank

Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc.

Town Bank

UR Aware

Wells Fargo


The combined financial records of Penfield Children’s Center, Inc., the Friends of Penfield Children’s Center, Inc. and VMMS Building Corporation for the year ending December 31, 2016 were audited by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Milwaukee. The complete audited financial statements for 2016 are available at Penfield Children’s Center, 833 N. 26th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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