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The Diversity Leadership Society is a diverse group of individuals that are working to ensure every family in the counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington has the opportunity to flourish no matter their gender, age, ethnicity, and geography.


Member Criteria

  • Annual individual gift of $1,200 or more

Member Benefits

  • Recognition in the United Way Leadership Registry (optional)
  • Exclusive invitations to member events and volunteer opportunities
  • Additional educational and networking opportunities

Become a Member Today

If your employer runs a United Way workplace campaign, please give $1,200+ through your workplace. All other donors click “Donate Now & Join” to open a new page and start your online donation. You will need to create a username and password so you can make your gift today.

Diversity Business Match: New and increased corporate gifts from female, LGBTQ+, or minority -led are tripled by Johnson Controls. Up to $5,000 per company for a total match of $100,000. The matching dollars will go to Reducing Barriers to Employment & AdvancementPledges will be matched July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 until the dollar values stated above have been met.

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Learn how you can get on a pathway to leadership giving.

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Council Members

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Diversity Leadership Society Council Co-chairs

Ron Adams, Northwestern Mutual

Samantha Maldonado, Broadridge 

DeVona Wright Cottrell, GMR Marketing

Diversity Leadership Society Council Members

Darlene Austin, Quarles & Brady LLP

David Bowles, CMRignite

Dionna Gavin, Froedtert Health

Vincent Holly, Rockwell Automation

Dante A. C. Houston, AMN Healthcare

Jakeim Jackson-Bell, Milwaukee Bucks

Greg Marshall, CI Design

Tracie Sparks, ManpowerGroup


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For questions or more information about joining the Diversity Leadership Society, please ​contact Diamond Herring-Rodgers at 414.263.8152 or via email.