Cream City Foundation: Announces interim executive director

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(Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – Cream City Foundation has selected Griselda Aldrete as its interim Executive Director. Aldrete is stepping down from the Cream City Foundation’s Board of Directors to lend her nonprofit expertise to the organization during this time of transition.

Aldrete will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation while a full search for a permanent Executive Director is under way. Her experience includes serving as Director of Corporate Events at UMOS, Inc., a local non-profit in Milwaukee, WI. She is a Criminal Justice instructor at Bryant and Stratton College and worked formerly as a reporter and photographer for ¡Aquí! Milwaukee magazine.

“We are honored to have Griselda assume this interim role,” said Jim Schleif, Board President. “This is a dynamic time for us, and her experience in nonprofits, events, media, and social justice will be critical in guiding us in our search for our next Executive Director.”

Aldrete will be supported by a new Program Manager, Anahí Sánchez, who will be responsible for leading all aspects of Cream City Foundation’s programs, focusing on two primary initiatives – LGBT Youth Homelessness and Project Aging. As the current national co-chair of M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil [email protected] de Aztlan), Sánchez coordinated its national conference and mobilized LGBT inclusive dialogue and policy.

“Anahí’s experience in intersectional analysis, community organizing, and program management will augment the Foundation’s leadership in social change philanthropy,” said Schleif. “The Foundation is fortunate to have such a strong staff team in place.”

Cream City Foundation’s Transition Committee, under the leadership of Jim Schleif, will continue its work to oversee a nationwide Executive Director search.

About Cream City Foundation

Cream City Foundation is a community foundation that serves as the leader in mobilizing philanthropic resources, fostering strategic collaboration, and effecting positive change on behalf of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin. Founded in 1982, Cream City Foundation provides services, education, and funds to strengthen the LGBT community. To learn more about Cream City Foundation please visit CreamCityFoundation.org .