The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund: Supporting Start Ups and New Approaches to Aging

Since its establishment in 1995, The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has used small grants and the personal passion of its family advisors to play a catalytic role in support of a broad spectrum of start-up programs focused on aging, end-of-life and palliative care.

“My father, Harry G. Slater, an attorney, served on the City of Milwaukee Pension Board and was always very concerned with what happened to people after they retired,” explains Marcia Slater Johnston, who serves as one of two family advisors to the Fund, along with her husband Roger B. Johnston. “He did a variety of pro bono legal work with seniors, and in the early 1970s he was appointed to a Governor’s commission in Wisconsin that was looking at a new program to have meals delivered to private homes – the program later became Meals on Wheels.”

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