Serving the Community

A strong and vibrant nonprofit sector is vitally important to a thriving Waukesha County.  We are proud to have numerous nonprofit organizations within our membership.  Nonprofits play a key role in strengthening the fabric of our community by providing critical services, fostering civic engagement, driving economic growth as employers, serving some of our most vulnerable citizens, and enhancing the quality of life within Waukesha County.  Our Nonprofit Alliance fosters collaboration within this sector, shared learning, and strong connections with the business community.


Nonprofit Alliance Highlights:

  • Nonprofit Executive Council - The Nonprofit Executive Council provides thought leadership on how nonprofits can strengthen their organizations and better serve the community. A diverse group of nonprofit organizations is represented on the council, which meets quarterly.
  • Nonprofit Discounts - Nonprofit members receive discounted registration fees for many of our programs. In addition, all nonprofit members have the opportunity to advertise in AllianceMarketplace at no charge two times per year.

Nonprofit of the Year Award

The Waukesha County Awards recognize top-performing nonprofits who are making our community a great place to live, work and play.

Leadership Waukesha County

The Alliance’s 10-session professional development program, Leadership Waukesha County, is available at a discounted rate for nonprofit members.

Nonprofit Executive Council

Nonprofit Executive Council

Melissa Baxter
Waukesha County Community Foundation, Inc.
Chris Becker
YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
Shari Campbell
La Casa de Esperanza
Kathleen Christenson Fisher
Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc.
Sara Clark
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County
Hector Colon
Lutheran Social Services
Susan Cota
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Patricia Fabian
Housing Action Coalition of Waukesha County, Inc.
Michael Frohna
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc.
Dave Grams
Alzheimer's Association of Wisconsin
Gwen Griffin
Old World Foundation
Cassie Hartje
Terri Lynn Johnson
Wisconsin Independent Learning College, Inc.
Kate Kenny
Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin
Lynda Kohler
SHARP Literacy, Inc.
Kathryn Leverenz
Mathematics Institute of Wisconsin Inc
Melissa Lietha
Lutheran Social Services
Amy Lindner
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Sally M Lunde
Wisconsin Philharmonic Inc
Rebecca Melgares
Blessings In A Backpack
Lynn Olenik
Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha
Renee Ramirez
Community Smiles Dental - Waukesha
Patrick Rath
United Performing Arts Fund, Inc.
Susan Reed
Blessings In A Backpack
Sarah Resch
Camp Whitcomb/Mason
Karen Schlindwein
Chosen Inc
Rhonda Schmidt
Waukesha Civic Theatre
Melissa Songco
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County
Karen Tredwell
FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County, The
Jill Van Calster
HEAR Wisconsin Inc
Jenna Wampole
Easterseals SE Wisconsin
Krystal Wynter
Family Service of Waukesha
Ralph Zick
Hope Center

Interested in learning more about our Nonprofit Alliance?