A 501(C)(3) non-profit organization

about light the hoan

A Milwaukee Icon

Passion, Dedication, and a Deep Love of Milwaukee

We’re a collective of local business and civic leaders who have joined forces to illuminate the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge.

Light The Hoan is a symbol of pride and unity for the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

light the hoan Initiatives

Bridging the Community Together

Built an intern challenge that brings together 500+ interns from 16+ WI based companies to compete by showcasing their ideas for how to automate the bridge lights.

Creating Awareness

Raised the profile of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, showing their colors and sharing their stories.

Providing Unique Experiences

Launched Code the Hoan, a program that trains kids of all abilities in STEAM and many more!

Meet the team

Erika Smith

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT LIGHT THE HOAN

Michael Hostad

BOARD PRESIDENT; Executive VP of Social Innovation at fork farms

Ian Abston

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT; PRESIDENT OF THE HOAN GROUP & FOUNDER OF FORWARD 48

lori Richards

BOARD TREASURER; PRESIDENT AT MUELLER COMMUNICATIONS

Greg Marshall

BOARD SECRETARY; CHIEF STORYTELLER AT CI DESIGN, INC.

Jhawn Newman

BOARD DIRECTOR; VP OF SYSTEM CENTERS AT SIGNIFY

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