Joe Zilber with group of Milwaukee kids

About Us

History and Mission

The Joseph and Vera Zilber Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods. Its founder, Joseph J. Zilber, was born and raised in Milwaukee. He attended Milwaukee public schools and Marquette University, where he met his wife, Vera. They lived and raised their children in Milwaukee, the home and headquarters of Zilber Ltd., a company that specializes in residential and commercial development and property management in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.


The Zilber Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, especially those in the City of Milwaukee, to:


The Foundation is governed by an eight-member board of directors and professionally managed by a staff of five.


Board of Directors

 

Staff

 

Marcy Jackson, President Susan Lloyd, PhD, Executive Director Click here to email
James Janz, Vice-President Erin Frederick, MS, Senior Program Officer Click here to email
Steve Chevalier, Secretary-Treasurer Camille Davis, Office/Grants Manager Click here to email
Michael Mervis  
Melissa S. A. Jackson Meredith Trockman, MA, Program Associate, Hawai`i Click here to email
Shane Jackson  
Marilyn Zilber  
John K. Tsui  

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