2020 Honorees

Sidney Moncrief

Sidney Moncrief is a 5X NBA All-Star, 5X member of the NBA All-Defensive team, 2X NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and an NBA All-Pro. He is a former NCAA Division I head coach (UALR) and NBA assistant coach (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks.) Coach Moncrief also led an international team as head consultant in Beijing, China. He has served on the board of directors for a Fortune 500 company and as president of various retail auto dealerships. Sidney is author of six books.


Dan Bader

Dan is the visionary leader and architect of the Foundation’s philanthropic giving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and around the world. Dan was the founding CEO of the Helen Bader Foundation in 1992. He works closely with the Board of Directors to set the organizational direction and long-term strategies which guide the Foundation’s goals and culture. He serves on several local, national and global boards and committees which broaden his perspective on how the Foundation can transform lives though its grantmaking, program related investments and convenings. Dan’s board appointments include: Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development, Relief International and Rogers Behavioral Health System. Among his private sector directorships, he is a director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in mature businesses in low-to-moderate income communities. He has also served as a director of a number of emerging technology and life science firms, and he is currently a director of Materia, Inc., a Pasadena, California-based advanced catalyst company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2006, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee conferred an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of life in the city. In 2019, Cardinal Stritch University conferred a doctor of humane letters, honoris causa degree, in recognition of his daily commitment to active engagement and an enduring investment in educational and social justice programs that cultivate the minds and hearts of all people.


2019 Honorees

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Hailed by Sports Illustrated as the ‘Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century’, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s athletic credentials are unquestionably among the best ever - in all of sport. A six-time Olympic medalist, including three gold medals, Joyner-Kersee dominated the heptathlon and long jump events throughout her career which spanned four Olympic Games. Astonishingly, despite modern advancements in technology and training used by athletes around the world over the last two decades, Jackie Joyner-Kersee still holds the World Heptathlon Record she set over 20 years ago at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.


In addition to her remarkable accomplishments on the field of competition, Joyner-Kersee has defined her post-athletic career as a philanthropist, a dynamic public speaker and a tireless advocate for children’s empowerment, health education, racial equality, social reform and women’s rights. In 1988, Joyner-Kersee established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation as the vehicle through which she provides youth, adults and families with vital resources focused on improving their quality of life.  


Greg Marcus

Gregory S. Marcus has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Marcus Corporation for over a decade. Known to all as Greg, he refers to himself as a piano player, lawyer, accountant and film school dropout. Over his tenure as a leading

Wisconsin CEO, Greg has been instrumental in guiding the philosophy and civic investment of the Marcus Corporation Foundation. Firmly family values-driven, Greg’s lengthy network of community partnerships includes United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs and the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and Urban Planning. His astute vision and business acumen has kept the Marcus Corporation both profitable and vested in the community. Mr. Marcus is also the Director of Columbia St. Mary’s, Inc. and serves on several prominent corporate boards. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Indiana University in 1986 and a J.D. Degree from Boston University School of Law in 1989.