De Pere Fire Relief Fund: Questions and Answers – How to Get Involved

 

De Pere Fire Relief Fund

Questions and Answers

May 7, 2019

On April 24, 2019, an historic building collapsed during a massive fire on De Pere’s east side. Definitely De Pere, in consultation with the City of De Pere and Brown County United Way, has established a fire relief fund. The purpose of this fund is to assist individuals and businesses affected by the fire with their immediate unmet needs. Eligible applicants for assistance include residential and business tenants of 100 and 106 Broadway.

There is a significant and urgent need for fire victim assistance. Immediately following the fire, Definitely De Pere began outreach to the fire victims to gather their personal stories and offer support. This process is ongoing and continues to reveal information on significant gaps in what insurances will cover and the actual monetary costs incurred by apartment residents and business owners. Some victims have no fire insurance coverage.

The apartments and businesses located at these addresses experienced losses estimated to be as much as $1,000,000. The gap is estimated to be close to half that amount. To date, $22,121 has been raised for the De Pere Fire Relief Fund. Additional donations to the fund are welcomed and encouraged.

There are various ways in which individuals, businesses and foundations may donate to the fund:

Checks should be made out to De Pere Fire Relief Fund

Donations will be accepted through May 24th, with 100% of every contribution going directly to fire victims.

Information on how to apply for assistance through the fund will be publicly available by May 27th. Pending available dollars, it is anticipated that the fund will help compensate victims for losses not covered by personal or business insurances such as:

  • Personal care items
  • Clothing and furniture
  • Household supplies
  • Medical prescriptions and supplies
  • Food
  • Business-related capital expenditures

There are additional ways in which you can help:

Companies can plan a fundraiser or support the efforts that are currently under way. Several businesses have already coordinated activities in a quick, practical way to help make a difference.

Nicolet National Bank coordinated a ‘Jeans Day’ and asked anyone who wanted to wear jeans to work, to contribute $5 or more to the De Pere Fire Relief Fund. They were able to raise $1,300 in a single day.

The Runaway Spoon offered packaged dinners for sale for two. They received approximately 40 orders, which they hand delivered. Many of their clients donated beyond the price of the meals, and shared their message to raise awareness in the community. In total they were able to raise $1,156.

For one day, Gallagher’s Pizza donated 20% of their sales from all three locations to the fund and also collected general donations totaling $2,415.

Jenstar Movement Studiois hosted ‘Classes for a Cause’. Attendees were asked to make a minimum donation of $25 to attend and take part in a variety of fitness classes, raffles and a live interactive community art project. The total raised for the general fund was $1,100.

The City of De Pere has coordinated a ‘Fire Relief Jeans Day’ where City staff members who want to wear jeans that day are asked to make a $5 donation.

The Green Room is hosting a ComedyCity Family Fun Show on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 pm. Admission is $10 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Fire Relief Fund. Following this show is Comedic Neutral – Live Comedy at 8 pm. Tickets are $7 and The Green Room will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to the fund as well.

Great Harvest Bread Co. is doing a ‘take what you want, pay what you want’ from 2 – 6 pm Wednesday, May 22 on all items in the store.

Luna is selling one pound bags of their Life Boat Blend coffee with 100% of the first 35 bags sold benefiting the fund.

If you are coordinating a fundraiser, or plan to, please emailDefinitely De Pere and they will promote the event via their weekly newsletter and through social media outlets.

For more information, visit the Definitely De Pere website at https://definitelydepere.org/or on Facebook, or contact Tina Quigley at tina@definitelydepere.orgor (920) 403-0337.

Future Development in Downtown De Pere Includes New Notre Dame School and St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall

 

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2019

 

Contact: Bridget O’Connor, project communications representative, bridget@oconnorconnective.com, 920-288-2980

 

Future Development in Downtown De Pere Includes

New Notre Dame School and St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall

Thanks to a major gift from De Pere natives and Catholic supporters Jim and Miriam Mulva, a new state-of-the-art Notre Dame School of De Pere and a parish hall at St. Francis Xavier will be built.

DE PERE, Wis. —Jim and Miriam Mulva, who earlier this month announced their gift of the Mulva Cultural Center to their hometown of De Pere, are ready to bring another transformative treasure to their community.

 

In collaboration with Notre Dame School of De Pere and the Catholic churches on De Pere’s east side, the Mulvas are happy to announce today plans for redevelopment of the two existing Notre Dame school buildings and parts of the adjacent St. Francis Xavier Parish.

 

The Mulvas are making a substantial gift of $27 million to cover the costs of building a new three-story Notre Dame School that would serve all of its students from early childhood through eighth grade, as well as the construction of a new parish center for St. Francis Xavier.

 

“For Jim and me, Catholic faith and Catholic education have been the bedrock of our lives since we were growing up in De Pere,” Miriam Mulva says. “We both attended Catholic schools in the city. Now, when we are in town, we attend Mass at and support the Catholic parishes of St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary. So, in our longstanding dedication to Catholic education and the De Pere community we so dearly love, we are pleased to make this gift to the St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary parishes, which own the buildings that house Notre Dame School.”

 

Today’s announcement comes two weeks after the Mulvas and the De Pere Cultural Foundation unveiled plans to build a $50 million Mulva Cultural Center in the heart of downtown De Pere. Pending city approval within the next year, the three-story, 60,000-square-foot center to showcase world-class arts and culture has a proposed opening in 2022.

 

Through a diocesan proxy administered and approved by Bishop David Ricken and the Green Bay Diocese late last week, St. Francis Xavier Parish is transferring adjacent land currently occupied by Notre Dame Middle School at 221 S. Wisconsin St. and the parish’s Father Tony Dolski Parish Center, St. Francis Xavier House and garages to the De Pere Cultural Foundation.

 

The Mulvas are committed to replacing the existing Notre Dame Elementary School building with an 87,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art school that will become the merged campus for the entire Notre Dame School. Currently, the elementary school is two blocks away from the middle school at 100 S. Huron St. The elementary school building previously was home to St. Mary School, attended by generations of De Pere Catholics.

 

Notre Dame School of De Pere is supported by St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Mary Catholic Church, which is in the neighboring Town of Ledgeview. Through a collaborative facility study initiated by the two parishes five years ago, both Notre Dame school buildings were identified as needing costly maintenance and repairs.

 

Two highly acclaimed Wisconsin companies will lead the design and construction of the new Notre Dame School of De Pere. GROTH Design Group, based in Cedarburg and Milwaukee, is the project architect. Miron Construction Co. Inc., headquartered in Neenah, is the building contractor.

 

“GROTH Design Group and Miron Construction are highly regarded throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and other parts of the country for their design and construction of schools,” Jim Mulva says. “We are pleased the parish is partnering with both companies on this exciting new project to enhance the educational and faith opportunities for children and families in the De Pere community.”

 

Preliminary building plans for the new school include state-of-the-art classrooms and flexible learning spaces for students, a two-station gymnasium and a chapel.

 

“We are fortunate at Notre Dame of De Pere to have incredible teachers and families who are invested in and witnesses to our youth as they grow in their Catholic faith,” says Molly Mares, the school principal. “It’s such an amazing community to be a part of as our students learn, grow, play, pray and serve—all together. We have a thriving school community, and I can’t wait to see what that looks like in the new school.”

 

As part of this project, a new St. Francis Xavier parish hall will be built to replace the Dolski Parish Center. Also, the current Notre Dame Middle School and Dolski Parish Center will be razed, and once cleared, the property upon which those buildings sit will be transferred by St. Francis Xavier Parish to the De Pere Cultural Foundation for use as landscaped areas and parking for the Mulva Cultural Center. For church services, St. Francis Xavier parishioners will have use of new Mulva Cultural Center parking.

 

“This exciting opportunity would only be possible through God’s grace and the generosity of Jim and Miriam Mulva, whose passion for Catholic faith, Catholic education and the De Pere community is truly inspiring,” says Father Richard Getchel, pastor of St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary parishes.

 

Development plans for the current Notre Dame Middle School and St. Francis Xavier parish hall land are expected to be submitted to the De Pere Common Council for approval this summer.

 

A partial demolition of parish property is expected to begin this summer. The Creekside Christian Montessori school, which leased building space on the existing Notre Dame Elementary School site, is relocating in the De Pere area to accommodate the early construction plans by Miron for the new school and new parish center. Demolition of the current Notre Dame Middle School and the Dolski Parish Center is expected to occur in summer 2020.

 

“Jim and Miriam Mulva epitomize what De Pere is all about—family first, hardworking, love of community, forward thinking—and I am so proud and happy that this is their hometown,” De Pere Mayor Mike Walsh says. “As a city, we are very grateful and excited that the Mulvas are, once again, looking out for our community with this incredibly generous gift to ensure a new school for Notre Dame and enhancements at one of our landmark parishes, St. Francis Xavier. We look forward to working with the Mulvas and the De Pere Cultural Foundation to move this project forward.”

 

Miron plans to have the new St. Francis Xavier parish center ready for move-in next spring and have the new Notre Dame School of De Pere campus open in August 2020 for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

 

Classes at both existing Notre Dame School buildings will continue without disruption in the 2019-20 school year during construction.

 

“Our entire team at Miron Construction is thrilled to be a part of this incredible De Pere development, in conjunction with Notre Dame School of De Pere and St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary parishes and in collaboration with the Mulvas. This world-class facility will not only enhance Catholic education in our area but will elevate the entire surrounding community as well,” says David G. Voss Jr., Miron president and CEO.

 

JIM AND MIRIAM MULVA

Miriam (Brozyna) Mulva grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin. A graduate of St. Norbert College in her hometown and an active volunteer, Miriam serves on St. Norbert College’s Board of Trustees, is active in her faith and manages with her husband James the many activities of the Mulva Family Foundation.

 

James (Jim) Mulva also is a De Pere native and a graduate of the University of Texas, BBA and MBA. He is a former naval officer and retired chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company and then ConocoPhillips. Jim has served on many corporate boards, including the National Petroleum Council, and currently serves on the board of directors of General Electric, General Motors Company, Green Bay Packaging, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has served as board chair.

 

The Mulvas’ love of De Pere and culture continues to result in significant contributions to their hometown’s vibrancy. Examples of prominent gifts from the Mulvas and the Mulva Family Foundation within walking distance of the proposed new Mulva Cultural Center in downtown De Pere include the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, a statue named “The Conversion” and the Mulva Library, all located at St. Norbert College—Miriam’s alma mater. The Mulvas also have committed to other educational, health and community organizations throughout the region including ball fields, a YMCA swimming pool, De Pere lock and dam beautification projects, and many others.

 

DE PERE CULTURAL FOUNDATION

The De Pere Cultural Foundation is a tax-exempt, private operating foundation funded by contributions from Jim and Miriam Mulva that was organized for the purpose of designing, constructing and operating the proposed new Mulva Cultural Center in downtown De Pere, Wisconsin. To learn more, visit mulvaculturalcenter.com.

 

  1. FRANCIS XAVIER and ST. MARY CATHOLIC PARISHES

The Catholic faith has been interwoven into the fabric of what is now the City of De Pere, Wisconsin, for nearly 350 years after Jesuit missionary Father Claude Allouez founded the St. Francis Xavier Mission and built a chapel on the east bank of the Fox River. The St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Catholic parishes have served generations of Catholics on De Pere’s east side since the late 1800s. The existing St. Francis Xavier church in downtown De Pere was dedicated in 1972. The current St. Mary church relocated from downtown De Pere to neighboring Ledgeview in 1998. The two parishes were linked as one with a single pastor serving both congregations in 2006. To learn more, visit stfrancisdepere.org and stmarydepere.org.

 

NOTRE DAME SCHOOL OF DE PERE

A longtime Catholic school on the east side of downtown De Pere, Wisconsin, Notre Dame School serves more than 350 students in early childhood through eighth grade. As one of the first school consolidations in the Green Bay Diocese, St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary schools merged in 1971 and became Notre Dame. Jointly supported by St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Catholic parishes, Notre Dame is part of the nine-school Green Bay Area Catholic Education school system (GRACE). To learn more, visit notredameofdepere.com.

 

GROTH DESIGN GROUP

Established in 1994, GROTH Design Group is home to registered architects, LEED Accredited Professionals, project managers and designers, interior designers, construction administrators and support professionals. From the Wisconsin communities of Cedarburg and Milwaukee, GROTH helps its clients with single-discipline studies to renovation and new construction. Its projects span a number of sectors—from religious, education and corporate to senior life, health care and community. To learn more, visit gdg-architects.com.

 

MIRON CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services to multiple markets throughout the United States. The family-owned company, which celebrated its 100thanniversary in 2018, has a team of more than 1,500 with corporate headquarters in Neenah, Wisconsin, and five regional offices in Wisconsin and Iowa. Miron has completed numerous projects throughout the Midwest and continues to expand into the national marketplace with projects in Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado. To learn more, visit miron-construction.com.

 

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President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week May 5 – 11

President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week May 5 – 11

Release Date:
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Release Number:
19-27
Contact:
Carol.Wilkerson@sba.gov

WASHINGTON – Today, National Small Business Week celebrations commence in the nation’s capital with a two-day award ceremony at the U.S. Institute of Peace where more than 75 national award winners from across the country and U.S. territories are gathered to be recognized for their major accomplishments.  The two-day award ceremony will conclude Monday, May 6 with the announcement of the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year and two runners-up.

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the annual event honors the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business advocates. National Small Business Week events will continue through May 11, with SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton hosting additional events taking place in Utah, as well as more than 200 events across the nation.

President Donald Trump in his proclamation declaring May 5 – 11, 2019, as National Small Business Week stated, “America’s 30 million small businesses are central to our economy and our communities.  Their courageous innovation makes our cities and towns vibrant places to live, work, and raise families.  Small businesses employ almost 59 million workers, more than one-third of our country’s labor force.” He added, “This week, we celebrate the pioneering spirit, creativity, and determination upon which America has always been built.  This undaunted conviction drives our entrepreneurs and small business owners, whose hard work and perseverance give our Nation economic strength.  Their initiative, combined with the greatest workforce in the world, is enabling us to convert the unlimited potential of America into great wealth and prosperity.”

The President’s proclamation closes with “by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 5 through May 11, 2019, as National Small Business Week.  I call upon all Americans to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners as they grow our Nation’s economy.”

The Washington, D.C. award ceremonies and workshops on digital commerce and social media will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/sbagov.  In addition, there will be a free Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week, May 7-8 between 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET daily. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without traveling.  Registration is required, individuals interested in the conference can register here. Virtual Conference viewers will be able to watch educational webinars, get free business advice and network with fellow business owners.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

 

Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2019 SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Plans Revealed for Mulva Cultural Center in Downtown De Pere

Plans Revealed for Mulva Cultural Center in Downtown De Pere

World-renowned SOM is the architect for the proposed $50 million downtown project, which will include a three-story cultural attraction that will bring world-class exhibits and programs to the riverfront. Early conceptual renderings from SOM are now available for public viewing.

With a vision of showcasing world-class arts and culture in their hometown to inspire community pride and attract visitors and talent alike, De Pere natives Jim and Miriam Mulva are happy to announce today progress in the creation of a premier cultural center in the city’s historic downtown.

The public now can get a sneak peek of the proposed $50 million, three-story, 60,000-square-foot Mulva Cultural Center project. The imaginatively designed glass building on the east side of the Fox River will feature exhibit and performance spaces, including an auditorium, as well as an open-air atrium spanning all three stories, classrooms, an outdoor terrace and a veterans’ memorial.

The De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors hired Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), a world-renowned architectural and urban planning firm, to design the Mulva Cultural Center. SOM prepared drawings that are available for public viewing on the new Mulva Cultural Center website, mulvaculturalcenter.com.

“The hiring of SOM as the architect for the Mulva Cultural Center shows just how significant this project is for the City of De Pere and the people of Northeast Wisconsin, and underscores our family’s longstanding commitment to enhancing the community my wife Miriam and I have known and loved since our childhood,” Jim Mulva says. “We are honored and thrilled to partner with SOM on what is a grand plan for bringing this addition to the heart of historic downtown De Pere as part of the city’s new Cultural District Master Plan.”

No stranger to conceiving visually appealing and highly functional places for education, creative arts and strengthening communities around the world, SOM touts the Mulva Cultural Center as “a destination and cultural nexus” for De Pere.

“We’re proud to be working with the Mulva family to realize the inaugural design of the Mulva Cultural Center,” says Scott Duncan, SOM Design Partner. “Our design for the Mulva Cultural Center creates a hub for the region’s creative community, bringing world-class cultural events and exhibitions to De Pere.”

This new home for the creative arts will host traveling exhibitions from leading institutions worldwide, diverse cultural programming, educational opportunities for people of all ages, and more. As visitors arrive to the Mulva Cultural Center, its transparent glass design will provide an elegant transition from outdoor to indoor spaces, creating visual connections from day to night and allowing the building to serve as a lantern on the bank of the Fox River.

“As a city, we have always been incredibly proud of our rich history and traditions while also endlessly striving to build a vibrant and forward-thinking future. The Mulva Cultural Center embodies that spirit. We look forward to this world-class addition, and we are grateful for this significant opportunity to enrich and grow our community,” De Pere Mayor Mike Walsh says.

Since the De Pere Common Council approved in late 2015 the Mulvas’ preliminary concept to build a cultural center in downtown De Pere, plans for the attraction have grown from the original vision. Plans include enhancing the 1 ½-acre grounds for the Mulva Cultural Center site to become a connecting point to the riverfront and the historic downtown district.

With the support of the city in the planning and development of the Mulva Cultural Center, its design, construction and operations are being financed by personal donations from the Mulvas or through grants from the Mulva Family Foundation and managed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation. The project calls for zero funding from the city, which has donated the vacant site along South Broadway between Wisconsin and Lewis streets in partnership with the De Pere Cultural Foundation for the purpose of the Mulva Cultural Center.

“With the completion of the De Pere Cultural District Master Plan last year, we continue to collaborate with the city on the advancement of arts and culture in the historic downtown district by moving forward with the Mulva Cultural Center,” Miriam Mulva says. “We expect this to be a centerpiece that further defines the district and inspires additional experiences that foster the spirit of De Pere.”

The De Pere Cultural Foundation is hopeful of having final designs for the Mulva Cultural Center completed later this year and then presenting those to the city for review and approval early next year. The foundation anticipates breaking ground later in 2020 and opening the doors in 2022.

Along with the development of the Mulva Cultural Center, the Mulvas have made a generous commitment toward the renovation and expansion of the De Pere Historical Society’s White Pillars Museum on North Broadway in downtown De Pere. Options at one time included having the museum within the cultural center, however, further analysis showed the impact the two projects could have separately framing the north and south ends of historic Broadway.

“It’s gratifying to know an updated White Pillars Museum and the new Mulva Cultural Center will serve as north-south bookends to De Pere’s enhanced cultural district,” Jim Mulva says. “Just think of the wonderful strolling experience visitors and residents will be able to have in the near future.”

The De Pere Cultural Foundation paused planning for the Mulva Cultural Center until the city completed the Cultural District Master Plan last summer to ensure the project and the city’s vision for the ongoing economic development and historic charm of the community aligned.

The Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors subsequently endorsed the master plan approved by the De Pere Common Council.

The Cultural District Master Plan outlines options for advancing the east side of downtown De Pere into an arts and cultural district and calls for a combination of public spaces, community art, restaurants, shops and residential experiences that engage with the riverfront and are conducive to the historic nature of De Pere.

“We envision the Mulva Cultural Center to be a premier cultural attraction with world-class traveling exhibits typically seen in major metropolitan areas in the United States. By bringing these vibrant, cultural experiences to Northeast Wisconsin, we have a golden opportunity to engage, inspire and transform our community as well as the visitors to our community—today, tomorrow and for generations to come,” Miriam Mulva says. “Further, we expect this to be a catalyst for further economic development for De Pere.”

The Mulva Cultural Center project includes a café and a public plaza honoring veterans. Visitors also will have access to indoor and outdoor observation decks for expansive views of the Fox River. The unique river views will allow the public to learn more about how the Fox played a crucial role in the founding and development of De Pere through an aerial view of De Pere’s lock system.

“The full scope of this project will both inspire and transform our region culturally and artistically for generations to come. We are immensely grateful to Jim and Miriam Mulva for making possible this tremendous gift from the De Pere Cultural Foundation and to be considered as the location for such an impactful development, and we look forward to working with the Mulva family and cultural foundation in order to move this project forward,” Mayor Walsh says.

Given the magnitude of the project, the De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors sought the engagement of one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world with the selection of SOM.

Since its founding in Chicago in 1936, SOM has completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries. Renowned for iconic buildings and a commitment to design excellence, innovation and sustainability, SOM has created cultural experiences such as the Main Public Library at the Long Beach (Calif.) Civic Center and the Al Ahmadi Cultural Center in Kuwait. The firm also was entrusted with large-scale projects such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History renovation in Washington, D.C., and master planning for Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. And several of the world’s tallest and most recognizable skyscrapers were designed by SOM, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York City, and Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly the John Hancock Center) in Chicago.

With its design of the Mulva Cultural Center, SOM is creating a space that fits the historic charm of De Pere and contemporary influence of the nearly century-old Claude Allouez Bridge, which was rebuilt and expanded a decade ago.

“The Mulva Cultural Center will be located right at the bend of the Fox River that first became our region’s center of commerce. This location, and the celebration of the river, is fundamental to understanding the history of our city. We are wise to ensure that our story of the past and our planning for the future is forever entwined,” says McKim Boyd, a member of the Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors and longtime member of the De Pere Historical Society.

 

MULVA FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Mulva Family Foundation is a tax-exempt private foundation funded by contributions from Jim and Miriam Mulva.

Miriam (Brozyna) Mulva grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin. A graduate of St. Norbert College in her hometown and an active volunteer, Miriam serves on St. Norbert College’s Board of Trustees, is active in her faith and manages with her husband James the many activities of the Mulva Family Foundation.

James (Jim) Mulva also is a De Pere native and a graduate of the University of Texas, BBA and MBA. He is a former naval officer and retired chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company and then ConocoPhillips. Jim has served on many corporate boards, including the National Petroleum Council, and currently serves on the board of directors of General Electric, General Motors Company, Green Bay Packaging, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has served as board chair.

The Mulvas’ love of De Pere and culture continues to result in significant contributions to their hometown’s vibrancy. Examples of prominent gifts from the Mulva Family Foundation within walking distance of the Mulva Cultural Center include the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, a statue named “The Conversion” and the Mulva Library, all located at St. Norbert College—Miriam’s alma mater.

 

DE PERE CULTURAL FOUNDATION/MULVA CULTURAL CENTER BOARD

The design, construction and ongoing operations of the Mulva Cultural Center will be financed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation from contributions by Jim and Miriam Mulva and/or grants from the Mulva Family Foundation. The project is managed by the De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors.

 

Board members include:

  • Harvey L. Black Jr., Attorney/CPA
  • McKim Boyd, Owner, Union Hotel
  • Mike Haddad, President/CEO, Schreiber Foods
  • Tom Kunkel, Past President, St. Norbert College
  • Miriam and James Mulva, De Pere natives
  • Jonathan Mulva, Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Chris Renier, Owner, C. Renier Architects
  • Mike Van Asten, President, Incredible Edibles Inc.
  • Julie Van Straten, De Pere resident
  • Kristin Vogel, Mulva Library Director/College Innovation Initiative Lead, St. Norbert College

 

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is an influential collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners, responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, and significant public spaces. From a strategic regional plan to a single piece of furniture, SOM’s designs anticipate change in the way we live, work and communicate, and have brought lasting value to communities around the world. The firm’s approach is highly collaborative, and its interdisciplinary team is engaged on a wide range of international projects, with creative studios based across the globe.

Wish Man, Frank Shankwitz, coming to Green Bay/De Pere: Co-Founder & First President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Wish Man, Frank Shankwitz, coming to Green Bay/De Pere

Co-Founder & First President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Picked by Forbes as #1 Keynote Speaker

Frank “Wish Man” Shankwitz has dedicated his life to the service of others. From small and humble beginnings, Frank went on to do big and amazing things. He served his country in the United States Air Force, worked in the private sector at a Fortune 500 company, protected the public as a highway patrol officer and homicide detective, and was a founder and first President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Hear Frank’s amazing and inspirational story about how one 7-year old boy changed his life and the lives of over a million people around the world. The story may make you a little misty-eyed, but you will leave feeling good about people and will want to “give back” to your own community.

The following events are FREE & open to the public:

HOW A WORLDWIDE CHARITY GREW FROM A YOUNG BOY’S WISH

Friday, May 10th at 7:00pm

Walter Theater – St. Norbert College

TITLETOWN PUBLISHING AUTHOR BOOK-SIGNING featuring Three-Time Super Bowl Champion – Harry Sydney

Saturday, May 11th at 9:00am

St. Norbert College Bookstore

FAITH IN ACTION: A REFLECTION ON SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm

Old Saint Joseph’s Church – St. Norbert College

KINDNESS, CLOSE CALLS & THE MAGIC OF MAKING WISHES COME TRUE

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00pm

Walter Theater – St. Norbert College

VIP PASSES AVAILABLE

Includes:

◦ Free, Limited-Edition Hardback copy of Frank’s book, Wish Man

◦ Assigned and preferred event seating

◦ Backstage access for photos/autographs (post-event)

◦ A donation to one of our Charity Partners (your choice)

https://www.titletownpublishing.com/product-page/wish

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF FRANK’S BOOK – WISH MAN

(available for pick-up at any of the events)

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: ‘Wish Man’ Shines a Light on Make-A-Wish Founder’s Journey in Emotional Trailer

https://www.etonline.com/wish-man-shines-a-light-on-make-a-wish-founders-journey-in-emotional-trailer-123588?fbclid=IwAR2lGkK1I0LluSAQExy8OnQgQ2Xmz4QQFILbIMf9EyOUp_3q_C9xiSQDP-Q

Downtown De Pere Success Stories: Businesses recognized at the 28th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards ceremony

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Downtown De Pere Success Stories

Businesses recognized at the 28th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards ceremony

De Pere, WI (April 29, 2019) – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2018 at the 28th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26 at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls.

Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, and other WEDC leaders were on hand to recognize the successful projects and initiatives executed by Main Street programs around the state. These projects include historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts supported by communities across Wisconsin.

“All across the state, those involved in the Wisconsin Main Street Program are making a real difference in improving their downtowns by developing new and innovative ways to attract visitors and support local businesses,” Hogan said. “These awards recognize the organizations and dedicated individuals whose efforts not only benefit their communities, but also set the standard for other Main Street communities statewide.”

The Wisconsin Main Street Awards recognized three downtown De Pere businesses that have made an impact within the local community. The winners include: Aunt Ethel’s Adult Emporium for Best New Business; The Exchange Coffee, Mercantile & Eatery for Best Interior Renovation Project (Over $50,000), and Luna Coffee Roasters for Best Façade Rehab (Under $12,000).

Wisconsin Main Street is a community development program administered by WEDC that targets Wisconsin’s historic commercial districts. WEDC provides technical support and training to the 34 Main Street communities to help them revitalize their business districts based on guidelines developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Definitely De Pere is a 501(c)(3) non-profit nationally accredited Main Street Program and a Business Improvement District. The purpose of the organization is to improve quality of life through assisting in the revitalization of the downtown. Definitely De Pere does this through economic development, promotions, special events, design and beautification.

Media Contact:

Tina Quigley, Executive Director (920) 403-0337 tina@definitelydepere.org

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Capital Credit Union Branches Work Together to Help the Homeless

April 17, 2019

 

Capital Credit Union Branches Work Together to Help the Homeless

Monetary donations accepted at all Capital branches during the month of May to benefit homeless shelters: St. John’s in Green Bay and Pillars in Appleton.

 

De Pere, Wis. –Capital Credit Union’s Fighting Homelessness campaign is about to be in full swing across Northeastern Wisconsin. Our De Pere and Ledgeview branches are planning various activities throughout the month and invite the community to stop in to participate! Capital employees are joining in the fundraising efforts for jeans days and fun internal challenges, as well as creative fundraising, including hot dog lunches, bake sales, flower sales for Mother’s Day and various prize baskets. Stop by either of our branches to join in the fundraiser and activities.

 

In addition to the branch fundraising, Capital is bringing back the Rooftop fundraiser! Two of our Vice Presidents, Wendy Wohr and Joel Williquette, will be braving the night on our corporate office’s rooftop in Ashwaubenon, 825 Morris Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. on May 16th.

 

Want to get updates about the fundraiser? Be sure to like us on Facebook for information, events and more.

 

Capital Credit Union is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., has assets of more than $1.1 billion and serves more than 100,000 members with dozens of offices located throughout Northeast Wisconsin in the greater Green Bay, Fox Valley and Heart of the Valley areas, Greenville, Oshkosh, Freedom, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay. Follow Capital on Facebook at “Capital Credit Union” and online at www.capitalcu.com.

 

Media Contact:

Lydia Harrer

Senior Marketing Specialist

Capital Credit Union

Lydiah@capitalcu.com

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