Youth Foundation

History of the GMAR Youth Foundation


In the early 1950’s Nolan Kenney, a pioneer in Milwaukee real estate, and his friend Arthur L. Richards, builder of the Wisconsin and Maryland Hotels, Marshall Hall apartments, and the Empire Building discussed arranging his real estate holdings and considered the Milwaukee Board of REALTORS® a logical beneficiary. In 1951 the Milwaukee Board of REALTORS® Youth Foundation, Inc. (now the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation) was created, with Nolan Kenney heading it.  When Arthur Richards died in 1955, the title to the Marshall Hall Apartments was transferred to the Milwaukee Board of Realtors with simple instructions that the income be used to assist the city’s youth. The buildings have been sold and the funds invested.  Since that time, many worthwhile projects in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area have been funded through the GMAR’s Youth Foundation, Inc. 



Consider the GMAR Youth Foundation for your Charity Giving


Help create more opportunity for children with a tax deductable contribution to the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation. 


Types of contributions:


·       One-time cash donation

·       Annual cash donation

·       Living Trust Donation

For more information, go to the GMAR website at or contact Scott Bush at (414) 778-4929 or