GMF to steward Kohlís arena gift

Freeman Staff

Dec. 18, 2014

MILWAUKEE - The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will be steward for the $100 million former U.S. Senator and Bucks owner Herb Kohl pledged towards the building of a new arena in Milwaukee, the organization announced Wednesday.

GMF President and CEO Ellen Gilligan said the organization was ďdeeply honoredĒ to be selected as a partner.

The GMF Board of Directors has approved receipt of Kohlís gift with the directive that the funding be dedicated to a future arena. It amounts to the largest charitable gift in the organizationís history.