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Corporate Spotlight

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are thankful for the partnership of the Milwaukee businesses who have supported us along the way. We'll be featuring a corporate partner each month in 2020 and the work they're doing throughout our city. 

January Corporate Spotlight: Rexnord

Rexnord has been part of the Milwaukee community since 1891. Today, their impact is felt across the city through their support of organizations like the Urban Ecology Center, FIRST Robotics, Habitat for Humanity, Hunger Task Force, Next Door Foundation, Sojourner Family Peace Center, UCC, and United Way.

Rexnord’s support extends past the financial – every year, employees are given 16 hours of company time to volunteer. In 2018, Milwaukee-area Rexnord employees volunteered approximately 5,000 hours across the city!

For more than 15 years, Rexnord’s partnership with United Community Center has been felt in meaningful ways.

  • Through financial grants from the Rexnord Foundation, sponsorship of the Anniversary Dinner, employee donations, and a matching gift program.
  • Support of UCC’s Acosta Middle School, preparing students for careers in STEM.
  • Volunteerism in UCC schools and residential programs.

Patty Whaley, Rexnord’s VP & General Counsel, has served on UCC’s board for over 5 years, providing wisdom and guidance as UCC built Acosta Middle School and the new Early Learning Academy. “I am honored to serve on UCC’s Board of Directors and help fulfill its mission,” says Ms. Whaley. “Being part of such an impactful, local organization is important to me and it has been exciting to witness the recent and ever-expanding growth of UCC.”

For their efforts at UCC and across our city, we say: Muchas Gracias Rexnord!


During the holiday 2019 season, Rexnord Legal Department members drew upon their artistic talents in making Christmas wreaths and cookies for the Women's Residential Program!