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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Anonymous

This donor(s) have chosen to remain anonymous.

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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...

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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...

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Assurant Health

Assurant Health was an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Candace Winkle & David Flanigan

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Charles P. Salamun and the late Lorraine Salamun

Charles P. Salamun and the late Lorraine Salamun (d. 2019), are the son and wife of Peter J. Salamun and made this gift in his honor and memory on behalf of the entire family. Professor Emeritus Peter J. Salamun (1919-2014) was born in 1919 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin,...

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Chester A. Raasch

Mildred H. Raasch, born in 1910, was 10 years old when her youngest sibling, Chester, was born. At 18, she taught in a one-room school near Muskego. She ended her career as a principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Chester spent his career working at the New...

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Chipstone Foundation

The Chipstone Foundation, located in Fox Point, Wisc., is a nationally known organization dedicated to the study and curation of American decorative arts and material culture. The Chipstone Foundation has a strong record of communicating new research and innovative...

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Clarice Chou and the Family and Friends of Victor Chou

Both Victor and Clarice Chou emigrated from China to further their education. After an initial career as an economist, director and consultant in the private sector, Victor taught both FInance and Economics at UWM for 20 years. Clarice, a 1968 UWM School of...

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Conway Family

Upon the death of Rita Mae Conway, her husband, children, extended family, and friends came together to establish an endowed scholarship fund in her memory.

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DA Leonard

DA Leonard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Letters & Science. He was born in Milwaukee and had an extensive career working for Milwaukee County and the Federal Government in social service and accounting...

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Darlene Walters and the Family of William L. Walters

Darlene A. Walters has created this Fund in loving memory of her husband, William L. Walters (1932-2013), Physics Professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Walters earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin and began employment at...