Maria Lopez Vento is Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at the Helen Bader Foundation. A Foundation team member since our first year of operation, Maria provides strategic guidance to program staff working on aging, employment, youth, and other key program interests. In addition, she directs various Foundation efforts to enhance Milwaukee education, bring arts to underserved audiences, and support a stronger nonprofit sector in the region. Maria shares her expertise through service on a number of local boards and advisory committees that address youth development, urban education, and nonprofit management.

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