The Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance (WFA) is a consortium of private and public funders of workforce development (including education, job training and placement, and support services) dedicated to increased employment that benefits both businesses that need skilled workers and individuals seeking good jobs with family-supporting wages. The collaborative’s goals include advocating for policies that sustain effective workforce partnerships, strengthening and expanding the workforce system by leveraging local investments, building the capacity of the workforce system, improving career advancement opportunities for low-income individuals and helping employers get the skilled workers they need.
The goals of the Funding Alliance are to:
Strengthen and expand the Milwaukee area workforce system by leveraging local investments
Build the capacity of the Milwaukee area workforce system both public and private
Improve career track opportunities for low-income individuals and incumbent workers
Help employers get the skilled workers they need
Advocate for policies that establish, grow and sustain effective workforce partnerships
in the Milwaukee area and Wisconsin
Our Board of Directors:
Co-Chair - Charlie Corrigan, Head of Midwest Philanthropy– JP Morgan Chase & CO.
Aaron Hertzberg, Economic Development Manger - Milwaukee County Economic Development
Co-Chair - Steven Mahan, Director – City of Milwaukee Community Development Grant Administration
Mary Anne Martiny, - (Retired) Harley-Davidson Manager of the Foundation
Antonio Perez, Secretary – Executive Director – Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Treasurer - Shannon Reed, Director Innovative Strategies for Boys and Men of Color
- United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co.
Mark Kessenich, President & CEO (Interim) – Employ Milwaukee, Inc.
Brandon Wigley, Program Officer – Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Northcott Neighborhood House
JP Morgan Chase
City of Milwaukee
United Way of Great Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Employ Milwaukee, Inc.
Midwest Urban Strategies