Director of Community Affairs & Fund Development Appointed

October 27, 2017
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La Causa

La Causa, Inc. Names Ellen Kendall the Director of Community Affairs and Fund Development  


Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 29, 2017 – La Causa, Inc. has named Ellen Kendall the director of community affairs and fund development. In her role, Kendall is responsible for La Causa’s fund development initiatives that include grants, individual and corporate giving programs, and annual fundraising event.  She also oversees the marketing, communications, and community outreach programs for the Agency’s five divisions. Kendall brings extensive experience in both the non-profit and corporate sectors. Prior to joining La Causa, she worked at Northwestern Mutual as an annuity marketing development consultant, and was with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) as director of marketing and communications. 

“We are thrilled to have Ellen join the Agency,” said George A. Torres, president & CEO of La Causa, Inc. “She has significant experience and a strong track record of successfully working with industry leaders and with building community. Born and raised in Milwaukee she understands the community at-large and the needs of those we serve. Plus, she speaks Spanish,” Torres added. “Ellen’s skill set definitely complements our mission to ‘provide children, youth and families with comprehensive services to nurture family life and enhance community stability.’ ”

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La Causa, Inc. is one of the largest bilingual, multicultural agencies in Southeastern Wisconsin providing a broad range of family-centered programs and services. Core services focus on education, early literacy, child abuse prevention, and human services through five divisions: La Causa Charter School, Crisis Nursery & Respite Center, Early Education & Care Center, Social Services Adult Programs, and Social Services Youth Programs. For more information, please call 414.647.8750 or visit