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The Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. continues to provide to Wisconsin veterans since its inception in 1999. As nonprofit, charitable organization the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. provides direct assistance to Wisconsin veterans in addition to supporting other Wisconsin veteran initiatives...

  • Contributor to Wisconsin veteran projects in Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Provide support to Wisconsin veterans through statewide organizations and associations addressing veterans services
  • Host for professional development aimed at counselors and medical personnel providing identification and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


In late 2007, the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. carefully reviewed its organizational structure, financial position, including fundraising strategies. With from the Nonprofit Management Fund serving the Greater Milwaukee area, in early 2008, the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. conducted an internal review and guided self-assessment to determine the future of the organization.

By late Spring, 2008, the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. was developed a plan of action which included internal changes, strengthening the Board of Directors and refocusing its funding sources. Additionally, the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. carefully identified its vision and mission, governances and crafted five long-term organizational goals which support Wisconsin veterans by specifically


  • Assisting Wisconsin veterans and their families in accessing services designed and available to Wisconsin veterans through the Wisconsin and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Provide Wisconsin veterans immediate emotional and financial support while awaiting access to the Wisconsin and or U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs services
  • Fund an additional Veteran Service Officer to assist those Wisconsin veterans having difficulty accessing present services as well as those in need, but who are not being served due to the underlying issues associated with homelessness, substance abuse and other issues
  • Develop and implement a professional continuing education program for counselors, medical professionals and first responders on critical Conflict Era topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Traumatic Eye Injury (TEI) and others invisible injuries
  • Create a collaborative employment and training program Wisconsin veterans which will address employer needs on how-to assist the Wisconsin veteran transition from conflict to calm in the workplace, especially if the veteran has residual medical, emotional, retraining or adaptive employment needs



Board of Directors



  • President - Jim Mayr
    Advertisers Press, Inc.
    Past Vice-President, VVA-WI Wisconsin State Council

    Vice-President - John Margowski
    At Large Board Member VVA
    County Veterans Service Officer (Retired)

    Treasurer - Pat Craney
    Vice-President, VVA-WI Wisconsin State Council

    Secretary - James Mullarkey
    Director of PR and Marketing, VVA-WI Wisconsin State Council
    Associate Dean, Waukeaha County Technical College (Retired)

    Mike Demske
    Past President, Wisconsin State Council Vietnam Veterans of America

    Jason Doro
    At Large Board Member

    Dawn Hayward
    At Large Board Member

    Richard Lindbeck
    At Large Board Member
    President, VVA-WI Wisconsin State Council

    Tom Ludka
    At Large Board Member
    Waukesha County Veterans Service Officer

    Peter Schuler
    At Large Board Member
    Director, Health and Human Services Waukesha County

    Dave Shaw
    At Large Board Member
    Arbitrator

    Karen Janhke
    At Large Board Member
    Triumvirate Consulting

    Crista Schuster, Capt.
    At Large Board Member
    U.S. Army

    Shana Dunn
    At Large Board Member
    Dunn Law Offices

    If you are interested in learning more about the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. please click here.

    Are you interested in serving and supporting veterns? Please contact the Foundation's President by clicking here.



    If you have a question for any of the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation's Board of Directors go to their name and click on it.  Please be sure to include your reply email, subject and what you are seeking information on or assistance in.


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The Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1917
Waukesha, WI 53187-1917





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