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Sparking Community Investment Panel:
Women Developers Revitalizing Neighborhoods & Creating Wealth

August 15, 2019
10:30a - 1:00p
Urban League of Greater Madison


Racism and access to capital have long been barriers to development in Milwaukee’s central city. Join us for a conversation with four dynamic real estate developers whose innovative projects are bucking that trend and creating wealth and opportunity in under-served neighborhoods. Learn how they challenged the myth that philanthropy and profit can’t go hand in hand, and made community good a priority AND profitable. We'll also begin to explore what lessons can be learned to advance a more equitable economic development landscape here in the in the Madison region. We'll learn from:

Sharon Adams, HN Development, stimulated more than $25M in commercial developments in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood and is currently re-developing Adams Garden Park, an environmental hub including commercial space for organizations promoting green jobs in Milwaukee.

Melissa Goins, Maures Development Group, has developed nine buildings that total 400 apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial space, including the reborn America’s Black Holocaust Museum, a legacy of Dr. James Cameron.

Juli Kaufmann, FIX Development, started her career with the Clock Tower Building and most recently re-developed the historic Wally Schmidt Tavern, 18th & Fond du Lac, which is home to FCI’s Milwaukee office along with The Tandem restaurant.

JoAnne Johnson-Sabir, Juice Kitchen, is the co-owner of the Juice Kitchen and together with Juli Kaufmann, co-developed Sherman Phoenix, a vibrant and diverse business center that literally rose from the ashes of Milwaukee’s 2016 riots and fires.

Cost is only $10.00, and includes lunch catered by Dobahn Restaurant.

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