Marquette University News Release

President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation next guest for “On the Issues” at Marquette Law School

November 2, 2011

Event Information
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

Ellen Gilligan, president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will be the next guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street.

Gilligan has just completed her first year at the helm of an organization that ranks among the top 30 community foundations in the nation. With assets of $590 million, the GMF is focused on addressing Milwaukee’s most critical needs and issues, such as education, workforce development and race relations. She is also responsible for launching Milwaukee Succeeds, an education reform initiative aiming to transform the educational system for all kids from “cradle through career.”

Gilligan has spent nearly 30 years in the non-profit sector. She came to Milwaukee from Cincinnati, where she was vice-president of community investment at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Gilligan’s father was a former congressman and governor of Ohio; her sister is Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor and secretary of health and human services in the Obama administration.

Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

Media interested in attending should contact Brigid Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7445 or

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