Enriching Lives

The commitment to giving back and enriching lives in the communities that we work and live in is ingrained in our DNA. The Lubar family and the partners and officers of Lubar & Co. believe in supporting an organization or a cause with significant financial resources, as well as with substantial time providing guidance, leadership and advocacy.

“Marianne Lubar has been nothing less than a guiding light. From Board member, to Board President, and now Life Director, Marianne has

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“David Lubar is a phenomenal, long-time member of our board, fostering our financial governance and helping form connections within

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“My relationship with Marianne Lubar goes back more than 12 years. The amazing support of the Lubar family has allowed us to pursue our dream

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“Madeleine Lubar is a board member and past chair of our institution. She shares and supports our aspiration to be a world-class, non-profit that functions

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“Sheldon and David Lubar have been involved with us for decades. Our mission is to make Milwaukee one of the best cities to live, learn, work

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“The Lubars, as a family, have helped set the pace for change at the Museum. Their financial stewardship and strategic leadership have served

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“Our mission is to ensure a strong, vibrant Jewish community, as well as for Milwaukee as a whole. The Lubar family has been long-time supporters and they’ve served in

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“United Way is blessed to have the Lubar family as one of our most prominent supporters for almost 30 years. They are thoughtful

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“Shel Lubar has served UW-System and UW-Madison at the highest levels as President of the Board of Regents, a director of the UW Foundation

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“Sheldon Lubar is a former member and president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. He currently serves on my Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.

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“The Lubars are one of the most important anchor families in this region. They’re not afraid to step up to take an active leadership role

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“The Lubar family has been actively involved with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for decades. Family members have served on our Board of Trustees

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“The Lubar family, especially Marianne, really lives the mission of the Library. They understand how critical a strong public library is to a community

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“The Lubar family is special to Milwaukee. They bring credibility, respect and a deep understanding of giving back with grace and humility

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“Shel and Marianne Lubar’s generosity goes far beyond traditional boundaries. They’re intensely committed to improving our community

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“The initiative supported by the Lubar family has had a profound effect on our public profile and national reputation. The Lubars’ support reflects their belief in our university’s ability

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“The Lubar Center allows us to convene stakeholders on very important topics. The Lubar family gift enabled us to expand our resources and present them in a more comprehensive way

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“The Lubar Scholarship program at University School of Milwaukee is just one of the ways the Lubar family has continued to support the school

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“Lubar & Co. models
giving back to the
community. What they do
is an inspiration to us.”
- Larry Siebs President  |  Shared Imaging

Susan Lubar Solvang

Growing Minds

Susan is the founder and president of Growing Minds, a non-profit organization whose mission is to guide teachers and students to use social and emotional skills, particularly mindfulness strategies, to increase emotional self-management and positivity, and reduce reactivity and negativity, resulting in calmer classrooms and kinder school communities. Through Growing Minds, Susan has been a pioneer in bringing these strategies to Milwaukee area schools and businesses. She is making a positive impact on the Milwaukee community, providing access to these simple, yet powerful skills, regardless of one’s background, using the same skills that have benefitted her.

Susan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Communication and Studio Art and a Masters of Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1987). In addition, she has worked at Xerox Corporation in sales, and in real estate departments of Prudential Life Insurance and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance.