YNPN Greater Milwaukee offers a number of events throughout the year to help you stay connected. Join our network to ensure you don't miss a beat!

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    ACLU of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI

    Coffee with a CEO - July 2017


    You must be signed in to the website with current membership to RSVP, or you can Join Today!


    CEO Biography

    Chris Ott became executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin in 2017. Previously, he served for 10 years as communications director for the ACLU of Massachusetts, where he worked on issues including open government, protecting the rights of immigrants, challenging government spying on ordinary people, racial bias in policing, and fighting racial and religious profiling in the aftermath of the attack on the Boston Marathon. Before joining the staff of the ACLU, he worked for four years as the first executive director of Fair Wisconsin, in the lead-up to the fight against a 2006 state constitutional amendment banning civil unions and marriage for lesbian and gay couples. An ACLU of Wisconsin lawsuit overturned that ban in 2014, and the national ACLU played a leading role in the Obergefell U.S. Supreme Court case that ended bans on equal marriage rights nationwide. In 1978, Chris first learned about the work of the ACLU when the organization defended the right of neo-Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois. As it did for many others, this important ACLU case raised questions and required explanation. But it also helped to show that the way to handle speech we disagree with means using our own free speech rights—not government restrictions. Chris first became an ACLU member in the 1990s and has supported the organization consistently since 2003. Chris has deep family roots in Wisconsin, and his husband David Danaher teaches at UW-Madison. Living in Milwaukee as a child and growing up in Fredonia, Chris attended Catholic elementary schools and Ozaukee High School. He graduated from UWC-USA in 1989 and Brown University in 1993.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    Twisted Fisherman in Milwaukee, WI

    Pathways to Passion: a 40 under 40 nonprofit panel

    This exclusive panel will feature four nonprofit leaders honored as 2017 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 under 40 recipients. Be sure to bring your business cards to this summer networking opportunity! Lunch is included. This event is free for YNPN members and $10 at the door for non-members. 

    11:30am - Registration and Networking
    11:45am - Welcome & Panel Questions
    12:45pm - Thank You and Networking

    Sarah Fierek, Director of Underwriting Partnerships, 88nine

    Elmer Moore, Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee
    Heather Wolfgram, Director of Development, Sojourner Family Peace Center
    Damian Buchman, Founder & CEO, The Ability Center

    *Schedule and participants subject to change

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Humboldt Park Bandshell  in Milwaukee, WI

    Chill on the Hill Nonprofit Night

    Hang out with YNPN Milwaukee during Chill on the Hill's nonprofit night. We will have a tent set up at the event and will be sharing information with all attendees. Come join us for lawn games, snacks, and great live music! Chill on the Hill allows carry-in alcohol, so BYOB if you would like to partake. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 07:30 AM

    Coffee with a CEO - September 2017


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    CEO: Stacy Swadish, Historic Milwaukee

    Please check back for a full biography!