Dr. Robert Starshak and Ross Draegert are two names that Milwaukee will not soon forget. Their community involvement spans decades, and includes both extensive community service roles, and significant financial support for gay and lesbian organizations and causes as well as political candidates supporting our causes.
Initially, Ross took the more active role in community involvement, while Robert concentrated more on his work as a physician. But together they have always been extremely generous in making financial contributions to worthy GLBT causes- including $100,000 to defeat the amendment to ban gay marriage, and large annual contributions to the Cream City Foundation and other groups and causes.
But Robert also became more involved in community work beginning in the mid-1990s, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Cream City Foundation.
Robert lives with his long-time partner, Ross Draegert, in their handsome house, "Birch Lodge", in River Hills.
Credits: initial page creation by Don Schwamb;
Last updated: March-2007.