Apply now for the 14th annual MANDIs
Recognizing efforts to ensure Milwaukee's central city is a great place to live, learn, work, and grow. Individuals, nonprofits, corporations, and projects can self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.
Three finalists are selected in each award category and announced prior to the event. The winner in each category is announced at the MANDI Ceremony on March 14, 2013 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Award eligibility Selection criteria
| Deadline: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 @ 5:30pm
Save the date!
Award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013
5:30pm at The Pfister Hotel, 428 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Map
Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award
For the creation or use of public space that contributes significantly to the overall well-being of the community.
Last year's winner: Menomonee Valley Passage
The Menomonee Valley Passage links the South side to the Menomonee Valley. This project required a range of public and private partners to work together, and an understanding of the importance of collaboration to the continued growth of the community.
BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award
For a long-standing commitment that demonstrates persistence and effectiveness over time.
Last year's winner: Wisconsin Community Services
For 100 years, Wisconsin Community Services has consistently given Milwaukee’s most disenfranchised residents the tools they need to be healthy, law-abiding, productive citizens.
Northern Trust Navigator Award (New criteria!)
Honors an outstanding individual that has provided leadership and collaboration—bringing together diverse voices and/or resources to improve the community.
Last year's winner: Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance
This collaboration between funders, workforce development agencies, employers and the city has led 3,000 jobs seekers being trained. 1,200 have been placed and 172 employers have been engaged in workforce partnerships.
PNC Bank Trail Blazer Award
For an innovative approach to a community problem.
Last year's winner: Veterans Manor Apartments
Veterans Manor Apartments is a unique model that supports veterans in need. There are no other properties like Veterans Manor in Wisconsin and very few in the United States. On- site job training makes it one-of-a-kind in the country.
State Farm Building Blocks Award
For a real estate project that contributes significantly to the enhancement of the community.
Last year's winner: Villard Square Grandfamily Milwaukee
Villard Square provides an affordable solution for grandparents raising children. 47 units of affordable housing are currently home to 70 children. This real estate project is also home to the Villard Public Library.