First Weber Foundation Updates


On Wednesday, April 17th, First Weber Foundation Board President Tammy Maddente and Director Bob Hemauer were lucky enough to attend the dedication of Habitat for Humanity – Milwaukee’s latest completed project, for Destanee and her family.

When Destanee was just nine years old her family was ousted from their rental home after their landlord was sent to prison. Her parents were given just two weeks to find a new place to stay for their five children. Because of their large family and short notice, they bounced around from friends’ place to friends’ place sleeping on couches.

“We were pretty much homeless,” Destanee says. “I never want that to happen to my kids.”

For Destanee, homeownership is all about providing a stable place for her three young children to grow up. All her children are under the age of six and she hoped to build them a place they can always come home to.

Destanee and her children now have a stable, permanent home because of Destanee’s hard work, Habitat’s dedication to helping families like hers, and First Weber Foundation’s multi-year commitment to funding this project.

First Weber Foundation has given almost 2.7 million dollars to more than 900 charities since its inception in 2006, and we’re proud to help strengthen the communities we call home.

First Weber is proud to Welcome Bob Hemauer as the new Director of the First Weber Foundation!

Bob comes to the First Weber Foundation from a varied background with extensive experience with non-profit organizations. In addition to his work with the First Weber Foundation, he serves on the Boards of the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Madison Parks Foundation and as Director of the non-profit Makeshift Festival.

He moved to Madison in 1996 and since that time, been a small business owner, sommelier, non-profit board member as well as “barely-capable” Honky-Tonk bass player. He’s looking forward to meeting everyone, and is really excited about the opportunity to harness the collective power of First Weber to have positive impacts in communities around the state. When he’s not doing non-profit stuff, he’s super-into wine & food, travel & analog photography.

Please join us in welcoming Bob!

The shopping and wrapping is done! Another successful First Weber West Bend outreach project for Friends Inc. First Weber Foundation matched our collected funds & granted an additional $2000 for a total of $3800!

It’s heartwarming to work in a company that cares about the community we live in, and to work alongside these wonderful people every day! A big thank you to everyone that donated and wrapped!

First Weber Foundation

5250 East Terrace Drive, Suite I

Madison, WI 53718

(608) 443-2280

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