Help build a region where everyone has an affordable home to use as a springboard to achieve better health, economic security, and a brighter future for their kids. 

Greenwich Park

Live in Hope will engage over 200 real estate, financial and philanthropic leaders to network and fundraise to help Mercy Housing Lakefront and St. Catherine Residence provide affordable homes in Wisconsin.

Location:  Milwaukee Athletic Club,
                 758 N Broadway
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Registration & Pre-Reception: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Program and Panel Discussion:  4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Networking Reception: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

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This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Faith Kohler, director of "30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle," a movie that provides an in depth look into the lives of chronically homeless men through their personal stories and everyday struggles.Following the keynote address, Ms. Kohler will join four experts in a panel discussion exploring solutions to homelessness and addressing the importance of affordable housing for the Milwaukee’s most vulnerable residents. 

Panelists include:

  • Eric Collins-Dyke, Outreach Services Manager, Housing First/Street Outreach, Milwaukee County Housing Division
  • Judge Derek Mosley, Chief Judge of the Milwaukee Municipal Court
  • Dr. Julie Schuller, President, Sixteenth Street Community Health
  • Wyman Winston, Executive Director, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (Invited)

Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) is one of the largest and most innovative community development organizations in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Since completing construction of a new building, Greenwich Park Apartments and assuming ownership of another housing ministry, MHL will expand to serve over 1,000 Wisconsin residents in 2017.  This work enables working families to gain economic security, kids to do better in school, seniors to stay independent, and the homeless to improve their health and escape the streets.

Mercy Housing’s Southeast Wisconsin Council sponsors Live in Hope and provides ongoing leadership and guidance for Mercy Housing Lakefront in Wisconsin.

Bill Boerigter, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

Bob Connolly, Common Ground

William Cummings, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Julie Fay-Krivitz, WaterStone Bank

Paul Fehrenbach, BMO Harris Bank

Kevin Flood, Town Bank

Kim Hurtado, Hurtado Zimmerman SC

Karyn Knaak, Cinnaire

Margaret Mary Knittel,
R.S.M., Sisters of Mercy

Jason Korb,

Eugene Manzanet, PNC


Barbara Markoff, Huntington Bank

James Marks, United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Monica Marton, Aurora Health

Dr. Kevin McCabe, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

John Neuberger, Quad/Graphics

Ken Schmidt, Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness

Andrew Serio

Sig Strautmanis, General Capital Group

Dan Sweeney, Wells Fargo

Wendy Weckler, Hope House of Milwaukee

Suzanne Zwaska, U.S. Bank


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For more information, please contact Megan Kutchenriter at mkutchenriter@mercyhousing.org or 414.316.6255.