Welcome to the GMF-MCW Partnership
By building on the vibrant history and assets present in our city, we can realize this vision for the future, but only if we work together. The community is our partner and guide as the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin come together to catalyze investment in people and place.
Here is where we will stand and center our partnership to enhance health, economic and social benefit for this community and beyond.
What was once the anchor of commerce in the city’s core, Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store, will once again be a vibrant hub. This historic building at 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be restored and reborn as the physical manifestation of our partnership, including the new headquarters of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the community engagement programs of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
- A series of public visioning sessions
- Dozens of one-on-one interviews with residents and stakeholders conducted by fellows hired from the neighborhood
- Community events allowing for input and engagement
What comes next is up to all of us.