2016 Milwaukee Leadership Awards

February 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Presented by Northwestern Mutual, the 2016 Milwaukee Gala Dinner and Leadership Awards Celebration is our annual signature event supporting Fair Wisconsin Education Fund. Each year Fair Wisconsin gathers members of the LGBTQ community, allies, activists and policy makers to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBTQ equality in Wisconsin.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Regency Ballroom

6:30  |  COCKTAILS
7:30  |  DINNER
8:00  |  PROGRAM


Tammy Baldwin Statewide Impact Award – GSAFE
Community Activist of the Year – Joanne Lee
Advocate of the Year – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
Organization of the Year – Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Speaker | AISHA MOODIE-MILLS

Aisha Moodie-Mills is President and CEO at the Victory Fund and Institute, host of political-pop culture radio show “Politini,” and appears regularly as a political commentator on MSNBC. Throughout her career, Moodie-Mills has served as a political advisor, private-sector liaison, and fundraiser to more than 50 members of Congress, including six senators and the Congressional Black Caucus. She and her wife, Danielle, were among the first same-sex couples to receive a marriage license in DC, and their wedding was the first lesbian wedding featured by Essence magazine online. She has been recognized as a top “Forty Under 40” national LGBT leader by The Advocate, one of The Root’s 100 emerging and established leaders in the African American community, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Black Enterprise, The Washington Post, Essence, Politico, Ebony, The Huffington Post, and Uptown Magazine.

Emcee  |  ALEX LASRY

Alex Lasry currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy & Operations for the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to joining the Bucks, Alex worked at the White House as the Deputy Counselor for Strategic Engagement, where he served as a top aide to the Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett. He also served as a staff member for the President’s Jobs Council and the White House business outreach team. Before the White House, he worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, with a focus on legislative issues such as Dodd-Frank and Basel III, and advised the company on the regulatory environment.  Alex was born and raised in New York, but currently resides in Milwaukee. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and recently received his MBA from the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Individual tickets $125  |  SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE


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