Mulva Family Foundation

For The Love of De Pere

The Mulvas’ love of De Pere and culture continues to result in significant contributions to their hometown’s vibrancy. Other prominent community gifts from the Mulva Family foundation within walking distance of the Mulva Cultural Center include the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, a statue named “The Conversion” and the Mulva Library, all located at St. Norbert College—Miriam’s alma mater.

The Mulva Family foundation is committed to advancing causes close to Jim and Miriam. This includes education and all things surrounding children. In addition, the Foundation supports Catholic causes as well as those that are committed to making significant advances in health and medicine.

 A few of the recent De Pere and surrounding area projects that have received support from the Foundation include the Ferguson Family YMCA pool, the De Pere ball fields (both Little League and high school), the De Pere Lock & Dam beautification project and Curative Connections.  

Jim and Miriam Mulva grew up in De Pere. Miriam attended St. Norbert College, where Jim’s mother, Phyllis Mulva Martine, worked. Jim attended the University of Texas on a Naval ROTC scholarship. After graduation, he served four years in the Navy. Jim’s career began and continued in the oil industry throughout London, Oklahoma and Texas.

Miriam (Brozyna) Mulva grew up in De Pere. A graduate of St. Norbert College and active volunteer, Miriam serves on the St. Norbert College Board of Trustees, is active in her faith, and manages, with James, the many activities of the Mulva Family Foundation.

James (Jim) Mulva is also a De Pere native and graduate of the University of Texas, BBA and MBA. He is a former naval officer and retired chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company and then ConocoPhillips. Jim has served on many corporate boards, including the National Petroleum Council, and currently serves on the board of directors of General Electric, General Motors Company, Green Bay Packaging, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has served as board chair.

A signature contribution to the city
in which Miriam and Jim were born,
the Mulva Cultural Center is expected
to be a $50 million investment.