Furthering the educational endeavors of both future
and current business leaders
About the City of Festivals Foundation
The City of Festivals Foundation was incorporated on June 21st, 2002 by seven alumni brothers of the Delta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity based out of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. The foundation continues to foster their relationship with the student body of AKPsi, holding strong the core values of: knowledge, service, brotherhood, unity, and integrity.
The mission of the City of Festivals Foundation is to provide financial support and guidance to current and future business leaders, so that they may make meaningful contributions within their respective areas of business employment.
With the ever growing demand for well educated and professional individuals in the fields of finance, accounting, marketing, and commerce, the City of Festivals Foundation recognizes the financial needs that may be associated with achieving that goal. The foundation continues to strive to enable these future leaders and keep the great city of Milwaukee moving forward.
Board of Directors
Logan Nickel is a 2011 graduate of UWM, where he majored in Marketing and was a member of the Delta Phi Chapter of AKPsi. Logan currently serves as both a Biomedical Equipment Technician and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the Wisconsin Air National Guard Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), located at the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, WI. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife Katie, two boys Finnegan and Jameson, and their beagle/basset Bitsy.
John Graham graduated from the Pi Chi of Tulane University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi in 2006. At the same time, John received his Bachelors of Science in Management degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and shortly thereafter moved back to his hometown of Milwaukee. There, he joined the AKPsi City of Festivals Alumni Chapter in Milwaukee and led the City of Festivals Foundation as President for several terms. After spending eight years in several roles in corporate finance, John switched the focus of his career and now is the Manager of Trade and Consumer Communications at Fromm Family Foods. Currently, John lives in Shorewood with his wife Hilary and newborn son, who is also named John.
Ben Mullikin is a partner at M3 Realty and a top performing agent with over 15 years of real estate experience. Ben knew ever since he was a high school senior that he wanted to pursue a career in real estate. Ben graduated from UW Milwaukee in 2010 with a B.S. in Information Resources and a minor in Business Administration. Currently he lives in Elm Grove with his Wife and business partner Jennifer, their dog Lily, and son Watson.
The City of Festivals Foundation provides financial support to members of the Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi through both bi-annual scholarships and allocated leadership events.
Kurt Klumb Memorial Scholarship
In honor of our late brother, the Kurt Klumb Memorial Scholarship is presented to a single Delta Phi member in good standing that has epitomized the core values of AKPsi: Knowledge, Service, Brotherhood, Unity and Integrity.
The Pledge Scholarship is awarded to the pledge that goes above and beyond during their semester long pledge process. This process can be time consuming and grueling, but in the end ultimately very rewarding.
The City of Festivals Foundation relies on the generous donations from fellow AKPsi brothers and the business community. It is through this philanthropic support that the foundation is able to provide the mean for future leaders of the Milwaukee community the opportunity to further their business education and build their professional network. You can help support our mission by donating below, through the use of the Amazon Smile campaign, or by donating directly to the City of Festivals Foundation address below.