Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recently said of Juli Kaufmann: “Whether it’s Radio Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes or Fund Milwaukee, if someone is doing something innovative in the community, chances are, Juli is involved.”

As the founder and president of Fix Development, Kaufmann has led more than $25 million in sustainable building projects in Milwaukee, including the ultra-green Clock Shadow Building in Walker’s Point and the Innovations and Wellness Commons in Lindsay Heights.

At the heart of every project is a focus on what’s known in the business world as the quadruple bottom line: mission of economic improvement, social justice, environmental restoration and cultural celebration.

On Wednesday, February 22, Kaufmann will share her passion and business philosophy at Alverno College. The event is free and open to alumnae and the Milwaukee community, and will include a formal talk and a Q&A session. For details and to register for the event, visit the registration page.

Kaufmann’s campus visit will be hosted by Alverno’s Center for Academic Excellence. The Center, launched in 2015, provides high-achieving students with academically rigorous and intellectually engaging programs, including research fellowships, conference and study abroad travel experiences and fellowships, intensive courses and academic excellence seminars.

The Center also runs the Doherty Scholars Program, a learning community that draws together students from across the college who are looking for peers to challenge them and resources and opportunities for academic growth and excellence. Doherty Scholars will have an interview and mentoring session with Kaufmann during her campus visit.

On Feb. 16, 26 new Doherty Scholars will be welcomed into the program; 103 students have participated since its inception two years ago.

Alum Involvement

Alverno alumnae, particularly former Doherty Scholars, are encouraged to get involved in the Center for Excellence programs. Alumnae can participate in a variety of ways, including lunch and learn sessions with students. For example, a group of students and alums presented jointly on cultivating inclusive leadership at last year’s Community Conference.

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Laura Sear or Jodi Eastberg at Or, like our Facebook page at