Our Donors

We gratefully appreciate the scholarships that are made possible by the generous gifts made by donors, friends, and alumni of the university who are committed to the education of UWM students.

Aldo Leopold Conservation Club

Aldo Leopold Conservation Club

In 1972, the Aldo Leopold Conservation Club provided an initial endowment for this scholarship in memory of Neville B. Hutto and Jerry W. Erdmann.

Alexander B. Stewart and Michael R. Stewart

Alexander B. Stewart and Michael R. Stewart

Carole Stewart (1952-2018) served the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years as a psychotherapist and behavioral health specialist. After completing her Master of Science in Social Work at UW-Madison, she spent her career working with children and families in...

Al Jarreau and Multiple Individual, Foundation and Corporate Donors

Al Jarreau and Multiple Individual, Foundation and Corporate Donors

Al Jarreau was a Milwaukee-born jazz singer known around the world and a major supporter of the School of Education. He recorded 21 albums and earned seven Grammys, representing jazz, pop and R & B. In 2004, UWM awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.

Allan and Mary Klotsche

Allan and Mary Klotsche

Allan and Mary both graduated from the Lubar School of Business. Years later, Allan returned to earn his degree in the Executive MBA program, and today teaches in the program and serves as an Executive in Residence.

American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter

American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter

The American Planning Association and its chapters provide leadership through citizen and professional planners in the development of vital and sustainable communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and...

Amy Tessmer Boening

Amy Tessmer Boening

Amy P. Tessmer Boening dedicated her life to education. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1951 with a degree in Elementary Education. Soon after, she taught in the Milwaukee Public Schools, from which she retired as a school principal in 1986. Amy worked very...

Ann E. and Joseph Heil Jr. Charitable Trust

Ann E. and Joseph Heil Jr. Charitable Trust

Julius P. Heil, former Governor of Wisconsin (1939-1943), started the Heil Company in 1901. It became one of the country’s largest solid-waste disposal equipment manufacturers. His grandson, Joseph F. Heil, Jr., (married to Ann) was chairman and CEO when the company...

Ann Raskin

Ann Raskin

Anne Raskin taught high school math and science for many years. She graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College where she was “Honor 10” of her graduating class as well as in the National Honor Society. Ann was active for many years in the Milwaukee Teachers...

Anonymous

Anonymous

This donor(s) have chosen to remain anonymous.

Anonymous in honor of Mary Angeli Sell

Anonymous in honor of Mary Angeli Sell

Mary Angeli Sell received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin State Teachers College, a predecessor to UWM. However, like many hopeful first generation college students, Mary could not accept the scholarship and pursue higher education because her family needed her...

Anu and Satya Nadella

Anu and Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella earned a master’s degree in computer science from UWM in 1990. He received the UWM Chancellor’s Innovation Award in 2013 for his leadership of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Division, and in 2014, he became the third CEO of Microsoft. In 2019, he was named...

Arif Naim

Arif Naim

Arif Naim , a UW-Waukesha alumnus, was the son of UW-Waukesha faculty member, Shamim Naim, and her late husband. Born on November 25, 1964, Arif started to show interest in books very early in his life. By the time he was two years old, he was holding books in his...

Art & Mary Ann Wigchers and Bill & Meagan Wigchers

Art & Mary Ann Wigchers and Bill & Meagan Wigchers

After starting his career in Public Accounting, Art Wigchers joined the Zilber organization in 1976 and for over 30 years managed the commercial and residential real estate operations of Zilber Ltd. first as President of its Towne Realty, Inc. subsidiary and...

Assurant Health

Assurant Health

Assurant Health was an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Aubrey Wood

Aubrey Wood

Aubrey Wood was a member of the founding faculty chemistry department at UW-Waukesha from opening day in 1966 until his death. His family and friends established this memorial to support students studying chemistry.

Bader Philanthropies

Bader Philanthropies

The Sullivan Spaights Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Bader Philanthropies and the Alfred and Isabel Bader Fund. Dr. Alfred Bader was a world-renowned chemist, art historian and dealer, lecturer, and philanthropist. Throughout his scientific...

Baird Advisors

Baird Advisors

The Fund is created in Gary Elfe’s honor by his close friends and business associates, Mary Ellen Stanek (MBA ’84) and Charles Groeschell (MBA ’78).

Baker Tilly Foundation

Baker Tilly Foundation

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and...

Barbara Michaels

Barbara Michaels

Founded in 1910, Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor and professional association for men and women in education. The Beta Epsilon Chapter was founded at UWM in 1963, and began to award scholarships to School of Education students in 1973. Lura M. Carrithers...

Baye Foundation, Inc.

Baye Foundation, Inc.

The Baye Foundation, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based foundation that generously supports a variety of organizations and causes in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Beth A. Partleton

Beth A. Partleton

Beth Partleton has served in volunteer leadership positions at UWM SARUP. She wished to make a commitment that honored both her relationship to UWM and her late husband’s passion for the great lakes. In addition, Beth Partleton established the Vernon C. Vice...

Beulah Romer Erickson

Beulah Romer Erickson

Buelah Romer Erickson is the widow of the late Dr. I Carl Romer, who passed away in 1987. Dr. Romer was Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 1965 until 1987.

Bruce and Helen Barker Ambuel

Bruce and Helen Barker Ambuel

Helen and Bruce Ambuel moved to the Milwaukee area in 1990. Bruce worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin as a professor and researcher in clinical and community psychology and, in retirement, was a photographer.  He passed away in early 2018. Helen was a...

Brunswick Public Foundation, Inc.

Brunswick Public Foundation, Inc.

Jack Reichert earned a certificate in marketing at UWM in 1957 and was a successful business executive, achieving the position of Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation. He and his wife, Corrine, raised their family in Lake Forest, IL, and were active in their...

Candace Winkle & David Flanigan

Candace Winkle & David Flanigan

David and Candace own David Flanigan, LTD. Candace Winkle graduated with a masters degree in Geosciences from UWM in 1980.

Carmen Witt

Carmen Witt

Louise Julia Neitge (1905-2004) was born on a farm in northwest Wisconsin. She set her sights on enrolling at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she majored in zoology. In 1927, she was offered the opportunity to pursue graduate study, but needed to pay...

Carrie (Nichols) Hoye and Jeffrey Hoye

Carrie (Nichols) Hoye and Jeffrey Hoye

Carrie (Nichols) Hoye and Jeffrey Hoye are ardent supporters of education. Carrie, graduated from UWM in 1986 with a degree in Communication. She has always been grateful to UWM for the role it played in her career and in her life. She and Jeff, a entrepreneur and...

Cathy Bengtson

Cathy Bengtson

Cathy Bengston was a campus math specialist that worked with students in Study Center. Her husband, Roger, established this award in 2006 after her death at age 50. For a continuing student or a student transferring to a four-year university intending to major in...

Charles E. Hurst, UWM '65

Charles E. Hurst, UWM '65

Charles graduated from UWM with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in sociology and earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Connecticut ( 1971 ). His research has focused on issues of poverty and inequality in the U.S., the use of social theory...

Charles Hays and the, Families, Colleagues, Students & Friends of Alice Gillam

Charles Hays and the, Families, Colleagues, Students & Friends of Alice Gillam

The Dr. Alice Gillam Scholarship celebrates the legacy of outstanding service, teaching, and research in English by Professor Alice Gillam (1944-2020). Dr. Alice Gillam was an Associate Professor Emerita and former Chair of the English Department. For 12 of her 27...