The charismatic, irrepressible Reuben Harpole is one half of a community organizing power couple so influential he’s known as the second mayor of Milwaukee.
For 20 years, Julia Taylor has harnessed the potential of one of Milwaukee’s most powerful organizations to make the community better.
Debra Gillispie embodies Betty Quadracci’s perseverance.
Michelle Grabner is an artist at the top of her game.
Carla Echeveste is a fearless female who never settles for the status quo.
Raven Jemison treads boldly where few have gone before.
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu is known for her support of other women.
Kimberly Stuart is invested in making Milwaukee a better place for all.
Each year, Betty and Harry Quadracci’s children – Richard, Kathryn, Joel and Elizabeth – select an honoree whose accomplishments they feel would resonate with their mother.
“This whole thing has brought out the best in many people, especially my wonderful night shift team in the ER.”