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Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has hired a new vice president of development, Bridgette Frommell, who began in her new role on December 14. Frommell came to WHS from the Aurora Health Care Foundation, where she served as a Foundation Development Officer. Frommell replaces Jenny Mueller, who stepped into a new development role supporting the organization’s work in Racine County. 

Frommell manages a team of seven development staff and oversees all fundraising initiatives for the Wisconsin Humane Society, which is the largest animal welfare organization in the state and is nationally recognized for its leadership in the animal welfare field. WHS’s annual budget is $8.6 million, $5 million of which is raised through private contributions and estate gifts.  

“After an extensive search, Bridgette Frommell was the clear candidate to fill this key position,” said Anne Reed, WHS president & CEO. “We are privileged that so many people love animals and want to help them -- so it takes a unique combination of passion and systematic thinking to ensure our supporters are connected and inspired.  They will be in good hands under her leadership.”

Prior to working for Aurora Health Care Foundation, Frommell served as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Pius XI High School. She is a board member at Park’s Edge Preschool in Greendale and member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her past accomplishments also include:  Co-Founder and President of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), Milwaukee Chapter; Board Member, National YNPN; Treasurer, National YNPN; Member, Young Professionals of Milwaukee; and Chair, St. Martin of Tours Communication Committee. She obtained her BA in Communication Arts from UW-Madison.

“The Wisconsin Humane Society does incredible work in this community and is a treasure to animals and people alike,” said Frommell. “Life-changing work happens here and I’m so proud to lead the fundraising efforts that make this work possible.”

Frommell lives in Greendale with her husband, three children, and Hayley, the family’s Labrador Retriever.

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin.  It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis.  The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.   WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. 



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