On the Table MKE Testimonials

Powerful things happen when people come together. But don't just take our word for it. Hear from some of the hosts from last year’s On the Table MKE event about their experiences.

JoAnne Anton

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee is an organization that likes to connect people and resources for the common good. It saw On the Table MKE as an opportunity to do just that. Hear from past president JoAnne Anton about the organization’s experience in 2017.

Betsy Brenner

"It breaks down barriers when you invite people into your house, feed them dinner and make them feel comfortable." Find out more about On the Table MKE host Betsy Brenner's experience last year as host, how pickles factored into an icebreaker and what she's most proud of about her table's conversation.

Angela Damiani

Newaukee was one of the On the Table MKE superhosts in 2017. Hear from CEO and cofounder Angela Damiani about the topics explored at the organization’s event at Milwaukee’s City Hall.

Fred Garcia

Learn from Fred Garcia, a member of the Waukesha Hispanic Collaborative Network, about how he believes On the Table MKE can help Hispanic communities thrive.

Raina Johnson

Raina Johnson participated in On the Table MKE in 2017 as both a host as well as a participant. Learn about their experiences and their plans for this year.

Mike Lovell

In 2017, Marquette University hosted an event as part of On the Table MKE and discussions that evening about how to improve the quality of life in our community led to its new trauma initiative, spearheaded by President Mike Lovell and his wife, Amy. 

Judge Derek Mosley

Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley delivered a keynote address at a breakfast event at the Pfister Hotel to kick off On the Table MKE in 2017. He also participated in a table in Milwaukee’s Story Hill neighborhood later that night. Hear why he values the initiative and what he plans to put on the table this year.e in 2017.

Jamaal Smith

Can On the Table MKE help develop solutions toward addressing disparities, eliminating racism and empowering women in Milwaukee? Hear from Jamaal Smith about YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s experience in 2017.

Laurie Winters

Discover why the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s Executive Director Laurie Winters thinks On the Table MKE was a perfect fit for her organization and how benefits Washi

Peter Ziegler

In West Bend last year, the West Bend Community Foundation, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and other nonprofits partnered with the Museum of Wisconsin Art on an event that drew nearly 100 people for On the Table MKE. Listen to Peter Ziegler's experience and the West Bend community's plans for this year.