October 12, 2023October 12, 2023

2023 Business Equality Luncheon

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Thursday, October 12th @ The Pfister Hotel


Registration & Networking Begins 11:00 AM

Doors Open 11:30 AM

Program Ends 1:00 PM


Last year we returned for the first time in two years to our in-person Business Equality Luncheon (BEL).  We were overjoyed to be joined by over 200 professionals who celebrated LGBTQ+ equality in workplaces across southeastern Wisconsin.

We are excited to welcome you back this year to The Pfister Hotel on Thursday, October 12th, as we host our 2023 Business Equality Luncheon with our keynote speaker, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld and emcee, WISN anchor Gerron Jordan. Our largest convening event of the year, the BEL celebrates and promotes southeastern Wisconsin as equal, inclusive and fair for all workers in the business community, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ communities.

The BEL is also an opportunity to highlight our recent recipients and growth of the Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program.

We are honored to have The Pfister Hotel host us again for this wonderful and important event. Sponsorships and individual tickets can be registered below.

Please contact us at hello@creamcityfdn.org with any questions or for more information.

2023 Emcee

Gerron Jordan – WISN Morning Anchor

Gerron Jordan is an EMMY and Murrow award-winning journalist who joined WISN 12 in November 2021. You can see him anchoring 12 News This Morning weekdays, and co-hosting the statewide politics and public affairs program, UPFRONT, on Sundays.

A native of Chicago, he’s thrilled to now call Milwaukee home after spending the last decade telling stories across the south and Midwest. Gerron came to WISN 12 after two stints in Louisiana, the most recent included four years as the morning anchor at WVLA/WGMB in Baton Rouge. There, Gerron launched the station’s “Candid Conversations” series; reporting on issues like mass incarceration, environmental racism, and their disproportionate impacts on communities of color. His reporting on “cancer alley” was honored with a 2021 regional EMMY nomination.

Gerron is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He’s also a proud alum of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with honors with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Read Gerron’s full bio.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld – President, American Medical Association

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld was recently elected as the President of the American Medical Association and has the distinction as the first out, gay person to hold the position.  He is also a senior associate dean, professor and director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as a Professor of Anesthesiology and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Among many other professional accomplishments in his career, Dr. Ehrenfeld has been a tireless advocate on behalf of LGBTQ individuals.  A Navy combat veteran, Dr. Ehrenfeld has been recognized in 2015 with a White House News Photographers Association award and, in 2016, with an Emmy nomination.  Dr. Ehrenfeld and his husband, Judd, reside in Milwaukee with their two sons.

A full listing of Dr. Ehrenfeld’s accomplishments can be found at his website.

Ticket & Sponsorship Information

The 2023 Business Equality Luncheon is officially SOLD OUT!! If you have any questions, would like to inquire about a waitlist – please contact us at hello@creamcityfdn.org.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

       Ron Jacquart

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