The foundation’s leaders come from a broad range of backgrounds and have a diversity of expertise and experience that spans our funding priorities. Our leaders are guided by the foundation’s mission to strengthen our communities.
When we open donation requests requests later in 2022 the board will review and discuss all applications as they relate to our mission and funding priorities.
Board of Directors:
Patti Blaschka, President
Patti is a Vice President & Shareholder at Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been with the agency since 2016. She is also the inaugural recipient of the Jack Ryan Community Service Award. Patti’s dedication to animal welfare, both locally and nationally, as well as her commitment to the commercial real estate industry and her overall support of community, non-profits and people in general exhibit her commitment to giving back in a big way. She has held various non-profit committee and board positions on both on a local and state level.
Tracey Moran-Fricker, Vice President & Secretary
Tracey is an Agent & Vice President with Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been with the agency since 1996. She is an active volunteer, serving as a board member for Divine Savior Holy Angels Parent Fine Arts Association and Acts 17:28 Dance, Inc. Tracey has also served as a board member for Firstfruits Apostolate, Inc and was involved with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern WI serving as a Girl Scout Leader and Day Camp volunteer since 2006.
Chris Illman, Treasurer
Chris is the Chief Executive Officer with Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been since 2017. His leadership and vision helped make the long-time desired Robertson Ryan Charitable Foundation become a reality in 2022. Chris is passionate about engaging and inspiring others to develop and contribute at their highest potential. His goal is to create an environment that enables the Robertson Ryan team to be successful and to give generously of their time an treasure and truly leads by example.
Mack Borges, Director
Mack is a Vice President & Shareholder with Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been with the agency since 1992. He enjoys being involved and volunteering for various community non profits, and especially enjoys being involved on the Alumni Board at the University School of Milwaukee.
Allan Degner, Director
Allan is the Vice President of Marketing with Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been with the agency since 2016. Through the years he has held various committee leadership positions with the American Red Cross, ALS and WCREW. In 2009 he took a volunteer leadership role to help launch and run a corporate charitable fund for eight years. Through such, he contributed in a big way achieving a stellar community reputation and notable giving legacy for the foundation. Allan is the liaison for the Jack Ryan Community Service Award presented annually to a deserving Robertson Ryan team member.
Jim Dunker, Director
Jim is a Vice President & Shareholder with Robertson Ryan Insurance and has been with the agency since 2009. He is as a Fire Captain and Lead Medic for the Town of Delafield Fire Department. Furthermore, Jim is very involved in EMS training including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR and Basic Life Support and is certified by the American Heart Association. Jim is actively involved in various community fundraisers and often spends weekends volunteering to support causes his family is passionate about.