Mission & Vision
While impacting communities and improving lives, this statement has also become our motto. It’s ingrained in all of the work we do. We are passionate about our work and live it through these statements.
Impacting Communities and Improving Lives
Greywolf Foundation, Inc. (Greywolf Foundation) seeks to make a lasting, positive impact on local communities by improving the lives and opportunities of its residents by giving directly to benefit the public.
In 2009, Joe and Denise Wagner founded Greywolf Partners, Inc., a full-service real estate company that champions service to its clients and is a respected and responsible business leader in the community. Currently, Greywolf Partners has offices in Cottage Grove, Milwaukee, and a branch office in Appleton.
As Greywolf Partners, Inc. has grown, the Wagner family and company leaders have expressed a desire to expand opportunities to impact the communities in which they live and serve positively. The Greywolf Foundation was created to give focus, direction, and accessibility to charitable efforts of interest to the Wagner family, Greywolf Partners, Inc., and any supporters who want to assist people and give back to their local communities.
Operating Status & Governance
Greywolf Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin on April 30, 2021. Greywolf Foundation, Inc. files annually to operate as a non-profit organization with the State of Wisconsin and a 501(c)(3) organization with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Decisions regarding the operations and charitable giving of the Greywolf Foundation are made by the officers and fellow members of its Board of Directors. An Advisory Board assists the Greywolf Foundation with charitable giving and fundraising. Members serve on the Board of Directors or the Advisory Board as unpaid volunteers.
Andrew has served as the director of the Greywolf Foundation since its inception in 2021. A native of Evanston, IL, Andrew earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Andrew worked in college athletics for over 30 years in roles ranging from coaching, operations, administration, and fundraising. He either participated in or directed athletic fundraising efforts at Northern Illinois University, the University of Texas-San Antonio, the University of Texas-Pan American, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before coming to the Greywolf Foundation, Andrew worked at Northwestern University, where he was part of a capital campaign that raised over $450 million for Wildcat Athletics. Andrew currently resides in Cottage Grove, WI.
Elaina has worked as an intern with the Greywolf Foundation since its inception in 2021. After originally attending Arizona State University, Elaina is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Edgewood College. While at ASU, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Elaina graduated from Sun Prairie High School, where she was active in both varsity tennis and cheerleading. Elaina currently resides in Madison, WI.
Board of Directors
“With the Greywolf Foundation, I hope to focus my charitable interests and make a significant impact by helping community members, young and old, to build better lives. I am excited to work alongside colleagues within the Greywolf Foundation to look for opportunities to inspire, support, offer guidance, and financially assist those in need and, ultimately, initiate social change and build stronger communities.”
“The Greywolf Foundation provides me with an opportunity to meet and work with great people who are active and invested in their communities. I am really excited to assist the Greywolf Foundation in becoming a positive and reliable force that really helps people.”
“I have developed a passion for helping others by volunteering for charitable organizations from a young age in my hometown. I am excited that the Greywolf Foundation provides an amazing opportunity to improve the lives of people around me.”
“My passion for helping others has been passed down from my parents and grandparents. The Greywolf Foundation is an amazing opportunity to make an immense amount of change in the community, and I am ready to make a difference!”
“I really enjoy working with the Greywolf Foundation and hope our efforts lead to helping programs in communities to create positive influences for all involved.”
“It is important to me, both professionally and personally, to be invested in the communities where we work, build, and live. My family and I have a genuine interest in helping people, which is why we are thrilled to work with the Greywolf Foundation.”
“It’s an honor to be an initial Board of Directors member for the Greywolf Foundation. Charitable work is something we were introduced to early on in our family. Volunteering at church or playing music at assisted living facilities; was something our parents wanted us to do. I’ve learned over the years that I receive far more than whatever I give when I volunteer in our community, and I am excited to see what we can accomplish through the efforts of the Greywolf Foundation! “
Greywolf Foundation Advisory Board
- Emily Fitzpatrick, Realtor, Bright Realty
- Joanna Hollenback, Investigator, City of Madison
- Chad Kavanaugh, Teacher and Coach, SPASD
- Dione Laufenberg, Founder, Swurly
- Julie Lonergan, Owner, JPL Investments
- Brad Raaths, Attorney/General Counsel/Strategic Executive, DeWitt LLP
- Mitch Ripley, Chief Financial Officer, Greywolf Partners, Inc.
- Samantha Skenandore, Of Counsel, Quarles & Brady LLP
- Kim Quigley, Vice President, TQ Diamonds