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Denise Wagner
President

Denise is a native of Madison, WI and earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She currently resides in Cottage Grove, WI. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, she serves as the President of the Greywolf Foundation. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching her kids’ sporting and extracurricular activities, volunteering and traveling. Denise is a diehard Wisconsin Badger fan and loves Badger Saturdays with her crew! From early on, she has always been passionate and committed to helping those in need. As a member of the Ho-Chunk tribe, Denise was raised to be a community steward and strives to do whatever she can to create opportunities for people to succeed. Earlier in her career, she was a clinical social worker and worked for 11 years in the Veterans Association, where she gained valuable insight and experience dealing with substance abuse, homelessness, and mental illness. 

 

“With the Greywolf Foundation, I hope to focus my charitable interests and make a significant impact helping community members, young and old, to build better lives. I am excited to work alongside colleagues within the Greywolf Foundation to look for opportunities to inspire, support, offer guidance, and finically assist those in need and, ultimately, initiate social change and build stronger communities.”

 
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Andrew Haring
Vice President

Andrew is a native of Evanston, IL, and earned degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently resides in Cottage Grove, WI. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, Andrew serves as the Vice President and Director of the Greywolf Foundation. An avid fan of college athletics and all the Chicago professional sports teams, Andrew enjoys spending time with his friends, eating food that is not good for him, and hopes to become more successful at fishing. A long-time supporter of college athletics, Andrew is also interested in programs that have a positive effect and create opportunities for people. 

 

“The Greywolf Foundation provides me with an opportunity to meet and work with great people who are active and invested in their communities. I am really excited to assist the Greywolf Foundation in becoming a positive and reliable force that really helps people.”

 
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Sam Wagner
Treasurer

Sam grew up in Sun Prairie, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 2021, with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He currently lives in Boston, MA where he is a software engineer with Liberty Mutual Insurance. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, Sam serves as Treasurer for the Greywolf Foundation. He loves sports, music, and spending time outdoors, particularly playing golf. Sam also enjoys cheering for the Badgers and Wisconsin professional sports teams, especially when they beat teams from Chicago (sorry, Andrew!) He is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where they work with Ability Experience, an organization assisting people with mental and physical disabilities. Sam has also volunteered with CARDS Closet, Sunshine Place, and Best Buddies, another organization that focuses on helping people with disabilities. 

 

“I have developed a passion for helping others, by volunteering for charitable organizations from a young age in my hometown. I am excited that the Greywolf Foundation provides an amazing opportunity to improve the lives of people around me.”

 
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Elaina Wagner
Secretary

Elaina Wagner was born and raised In Cottage Grove, WI but is Sun Prairie Strong through and through! After initially attending Arizona State University, she moved back to her roots and attends Edgewood College. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, she also serves as the Secretary and an intern for the Greywolf Foundation. In addition to her studies, Elaina loves to experiment in the kitchen and create fun meals for her family. She also enjoys jogging, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Elaina has worked with CARDS Closet in Sun Prairie and with the A New Leaf Center in Phoenix, AZ which works to end domestic violence. 

 

“My passion for helping others has been passed down from my parents and grandparents. The Greywolf Foundation is an amazing opportunity to make an immense amount of change in the community and I am ready to make a difference!”  

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Daniel Blackdeer
 

Daniel is a native of Madison, WI and has spent the last 30+ years working in Law Enforcement.  He and his family reside in the Madison area.  His wife, Ann, currently works for the City of Madison, his daughter, Emma, will be attending University of Wisconsin Madison for graduate school, and his son, Beau, attends the University of Iowa. Besides being on the Greywolf Foundation Board of Directors, he also is a member of several associations:  Dane County Chiefs of Police, Wisconsin Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  He enjoys spending time with family and attending Badger and Brewers games.  Daniel is an avid golfer who enjoys playing many different courses during the summer.  

 

“I really enjoy working with the Greywolf Foundation and hope our efforts lead to helping programs in communities to create positive influences for all involved.”

 
 
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Joe Wagner
 

Joe is a native of Green Bay, WI, and continues to be a diehard fan of the Packers. Joe earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree focusing on real estate from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently the CEO of Greywolf Partners, Inc., and resides with his family in Cottage Grove, WI. In addition to his love of the Packers and the Badgers, Joe enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

 

“It is important to me, both professionally and personally, to be invested in the communities where we work, build, and live. My family and I have a genuine interest in helping people, which is why we are thrilled to work with the Greywolf Foundation.”

 
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Paul Wagner
 

Paul grew up in Green Bay, WI, and fondly remembers shagging punts for the Green Bay Packers when they used to practice at a school across from his childhood home. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a drum major for the UW Marching Band his senior year. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and chose to return to the Midwest to be closer to family. Paul is the COO and in-house counsel for Greywolf Partners, Inc. For fun, Paul loves watching all Badger sports, hiking with his family and fly-fishing. He’s heard that Andrew wants to become more successful at fishing so he may have to help him with that goal! 

 

“It’s an honor to be an initial Board of Directors member for the Greywolf Foundation. Charitable work is something we were introduced to early on in our family, from volunteering at church or playing music at assisted living facilities; it was something our parents wanted us to do. I’ve learned over the years that I receive far more than whatever I give when I volunteer in our community, and I am excited to see what we can accomplish through the efforts of Greywolf Foundation!”