UWM’s newest asset, the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Welcome Center, will be open to visitors at an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.
The two-story campus facility, at the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, will serve as both UWM’s public “front door” and a new address for transforming the region’s economy.
The open house will take place after a grand opening on Wednesday, May 8. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the grand opening will include remarks by UWM Chancellor Mark E. Mone, LEC Director Brian Thompson and members of the Lubar family.
Funding for the building was launched with a $10 million donation from Lubar & Co. founder Sheldon Lubar and his wife, Marianne, in 2015. Since then, the UW System has contributed $10 million, and additional gifts have come from the Kelben Foundation, established by Mary and Ted Kellner; from Milwaukee entrepreneur Jerry Jendusa; UWM alum Avi Shaked and wife Babs Waldman; and We Energies.