Community Involvement

Community Involvement

At Wimmer Communities, we don’t define the success of our business simply by the bottom line.  

We also measure our achievements based on our role in the neighborhoods we serve. Wimmer Communities is committed to our mission and the values it embraces. By focusing on Education, Environment, Health, Arts, and Recreation, we help make our communities strong.

Our financial support is just the beginning. Wimmer Communities team members throughout the metropolitan area regularly offer hands-on help to non-profit organizations, volunteering hundreds of hours of their time and talent and immeasurable amounts of beautiful generosity.

While our record of corporate responsibility is strong, we recognize that there is always more that can be done. We have been truly blessed and embrace the opportunity and responsibility to be a positive force in the communities in which we live, work, and play.

Arts

The arts bring communities together by creating experiences that enrich life today and inspire ideas for the future. Wimmer Communities supports the arts by funding local arts groups, summer concerts and commissioning contemporary art.

  • Wimmer Community Concerts in the Gardens at Whitnall Botanical Gardens
  • United Performing Arts Fund
  • Marquette University High School Rehearsal Hall
  • Marquette University High School Theater Dressing Rooms
  • Wimmer Communities’ Collection of Contemporary Art Learn More

Health

Wimmer Communities believes in promoting the health and well-being of all people who live in the communities we serve. We focus on physical and emotional health by proudly supporting:

  • Mary T. Wimmer Endowment for Breast Cancer Research
  • Waukesha Community Health Center
  • ProHealth Care Cancer Center
  • Wimmer Healing Garden
  • St. Mary’s Contemplative Labyrinth

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Education and Recreation

Wimmer Communities believes in inspiring young minds in and out of the classroom. Someday they’ll be doctors and engineers, writers and artists. Right now they’re our sons and daughters, our nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.  More importantly they are our future.

  • Marquette University High School Endowment Fund
  • Whitnall Park Archery Center
  • Kulwicki Neighborhood Park

Environment

Preservation of the natural environment within the communities we develop is key to minimizing our environmental footprint. That’s why we have incorporated Green building practices in developing high-performance, site sensitive communities, incorporating water saving, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.

  • Wimmer Wetlands
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens Welcome Center
  • Recycling programs
  • CFL lighting
  • Environmentally responsible material selections

Team Members

Wimmer Communities team members, retirees, family and friends are people who care about our communities as well as those in need throughout the world. We participate in countless hours of volunteer initiatives every year, benefitting our neighbors and the world beyond:

  • Go Red For Women - Wimmer Communities is a 2017 sponsor of the Metro Milwaukee Go Red For Women Luncheon. Learn More
  • Operation Christmas Child - Since 2001 employees have filled shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world and Wimmer Brothers pays the shipping costs.  In 2016, 251 boxes were donated to children in need.  Learn More
  • Toys for Tots - Employees and residents of Heritage House Senior Residence annually support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve by donating new toys for children in need.   Learn More
  • Hunger Task Force - Wimmer Communities' employees and residents donate food items to this annual cause and our communities serve as drop off points.  Learn More
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission - Donations of toys and clothing generously donated by Wimmer Communities residents and employees. In 2014, 37 bags of toys were distributed to children in need. Learn More
  • Habitat for Humanity - Wimmer Communities supports Habitat for Humanity ReStores by contributing surplus construction materials and gently used appliances.  We have recently increased our support of this worthy cause with collections of household items including small appliances.  Learn More
  • Juvenile Diabetes Walk - Wimmer Brothers has been a financial sponsor of this walk since 2006.  Learn More
  • Tee Up For a Cure, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse - Wimmer Brothers has been a financial sponsor of this event annually since 2010.  Learn More
  • American Heart Association Walk - Employees have been participating in this walk for over 10 years.  Learn More