Keep greater Milwaukee Beautiful
IDEAL Awards

IDEAL Awards

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful

2016 IDEAL Awards Gala

The 2016 IDEAL Awards Gala was a huge success!  The event was held on Saturday, November 5th at the InterContinental Milwaukee.  The IDEAL Awards recipients exemplify the spirit and passion of individuals and organizations that protect, preserve or sustain our environment. Finalists embody environmental excellence and value Innovation, Diversity, Education, Accountability, and Leadership in their efforts to Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful.

This year’s winners are:

 Innovation Award – GE Healthcare

Innovation by a for-profit or a not for-profit corporation in promoting and implementing creative and effective services that enhance our environment.

 Diversity Award –U.S. Forest Service Eastern Region Urban Connections

An individual or organization fostering inclusion, collaboration and equal opportunity.

 Education Award – Milwaukee County Zoo

An individual or organization educating and teaching the principles and value of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

 Accountability Award – Naval Station Great Lakes

An individual or organization promoting environmental sustainability throughout the community and accepting personal responsibility for stewardship.

 Leadership Award – Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

A dedicated and accomplished community leader working for the good of our community.

Also, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful honored the Zilber Family Foundation with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thank you to the following for their support of the 2016 IDEAL Awards and Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful.  Contributions helped to raise funds for KGMB's environmental education programs.

 Corporate Sponsors:

  • Brown and Caldwell
  • GE Healthcare
  • Great Lakes Coca-Cola
  • Marcus Hotels & Resorts
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
  • Rockwell Automation

 Cheese & Wine Social Sponsor:

  • C.W. Purpero, Inc.


  • CTC Supplies, Inc.
  • David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
  • Edgenuity
  • We Energies

Auction Donors:

Bel Canto Chorus

Café LuLu/Juniper61

Canned Water 4 Kids


Colectivo Coffee

Courtyard by Marriott

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting

DoubleTree by Hilton

First Stage Children’s Theater

Florentine Opera Company

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Great Lakes Coca-Cola

Great Lakes Distillery

Green Bay Packers

Harley-Davidson Museum

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Indulgence Chocolatiers

InterContinental Milwaukee

Joseph Gallo

Karl Ratzsch

Landmark Theaters

Marquette University Athletics

Milwaukee Admirals

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Boat Line

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee Ethnic Festivals

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown

Milwaukee Repertory Company

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Oro di Oliva

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino


Screaming Tuna Sushi
Sendik's Food Market

Skylight Music Theatre

Sprecher Brewing Company



The Pfister Hotel

Trader Joe's

UW-Milwaukee Athletics

Valentine Coffee

Ward's House of Prime
Who's on Third

Wisconsin State Fair

Also, thank you to the IDEAL Awards committee members and volunteers.  Your generosity is one of the best investments you can make in our children, our community, and our future.  By supporting our mission you are making a tangible difference.

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Inc.
1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233-2620
Phone: (414)272-5462 Fax: (414)272-5060