Ave serves as Quarles & Brady's Corporate Social Responsibility partner, providing leadership for the Quarles Cares national initiatives. Outside the office, she supports numerous organizations as a board director or trustee The following are her most active commitments.
Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart educates the whole student for a life of learning, service, and personal responsibility through a rigorous academic curriculum, embracing the Sinsinawa Dominican values of Truth, Compassion, Justice, Partnership, and Community. Ave sits on the board of trustees.
United Way of Dane County engages the community, mobilizes volunteers, and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives. Ave sits on the board of directors and the executive committee, and she is Quarles’ liaison to the Madison organization.
One of the oldest professional football teams, with a rabid fan base and many legendary players, the Green Bay Packers is one of Wisconsin’s most beloved institutions. Ave sits on the board of directors and chairs the Director of Affairs Committee, which is responsible for handling the organization’s conflicts, defining its bylaws, and evaluating nominations for the board of directors.
The vision of St. Mary’s Foundation is that through its participation in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, communities — especially those that are economically, physically, and socially marginalized — will experience improved health in mind, body, spirit, and environment within the financial limits of the system. Ave is a member of the board of directors.
The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, Inc., established in 1987, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institute working to engage and energize Wisconsinites and others in discussions and timely action on key public policy issues critical to the state’s future, growth, and prosperity. The institute’s research and public education activities are directed to identify and promote public policies in Wisconsin that are fair, accountable, and cost effective. Ave is an Energy Advisory Board member.