Our Giving Community

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Today, private support is more critical than ever. The generosity of our dedicated donor community makes a difference in everything we do, from supporting faculty, staff, and students to informing and delivering new and innovative learning experiences.

With your support, we have expanded our capacity to attract and provide scholarships for the next generation of talented Business Badgers. We have been able to integrate and scale the best of our learning experiences that prepare our graduates well beyond their first jobs.

We have recruited and retained collaborative, innovative faculty who incorporate leading research into student learning. We have reached across disciplines to foster innovation and inspire future business leaders.

Together, our dedicated giving community has helped protect the quality of students’ education, which continues to grow our impact and visibility. You keep our community strong, and for that we thank you.

Wisconsin Naming Gift

In 2007, 13 alumni came together to create an $85 million naming gift to preserve the School’s name for at least 20 years. The Wisconsin Naming Partners pioneered a new era for the Wisconsin School of Business, providing critical funding to support significant growth in our faculty and student body. Since its inception, the partnership has grown to include 17 members and more than $110 million in investments. We remember and honor those partners who are no longer with us: Pete Frechette and Albert O. Nicholas.

WISCONSIN NAMING PARTNERS
  • Paul Collins ’58
  • Wade Fetzer III ’59
  • Pete Frechette ’61
  • Jon D. Hammes ’74
  • Ted D. Kellner ’69
  • Mike Knetter
  • Paul Leff ’83, ’84
  • Sheldon B. Lubar ’51, ’53
  • John Morgridge ’55
  • Albert O. Nicholas ’52
  • John J. Oros ’71
  • H. Signe Ostby ’75, ’77
  • Fredrick W. Petri ’69, ’70
  • Michael S. Shannon ’80
  • *Three anonymous donors

Honor Roll

$1,000,000 AND ABOVE
  • James J. and Susan A. Bakke
  • Dorothy L. Ballantyne
  • Jeffrey A. Blakely and Brauna J. Hartzell
  • Andrew K. Boszhardt
  • Nathan S. and Ana Brand
  • Robert B. Bruce
  • Howard L. and Sue E. Carver
  • Paul J. Collins
  • Curt S. and Sue Culver
  • Jeffrey J. and Julia M. Diermeier
  • Richard G. and Julie J. Diermeier
  • Bruce R. and Janice R. Ellig
  • Thomas J. and Karen A. Falk
  • Wade III and Beverly B. Fetzer
  • Jere D. and Anne Fluno
  • David W. Grainger
  • Phillip T. and Elizabeth C. Gross
  • Jon D. and Ann Hammes
  • Jeffrey C. and Linda H. Hammes
  • Alfred T. Hansen
  • Charles V. Heath
  • James L. and Kathleen K. Henderson
  • Ronald K. and Grace M. Hoya
  • Mark F. and Susan B. Irgens
  • Richard J. Johnson
  • William R. Johnson
  • Ted D. and Mary T. Kellner
  • Paul A. and Julie Leff
  • Michael E. Lehman and Jean Chan
  • Peter A. Leidel and Karin McKinnell Leidel
  • David J. and Sheryl L. Lesar
  • Sheldon B. and Marianne S. Lubar
  • Frederick M. Marks
  • Daniel R. and DeAnn E. Maurer
  • John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge
  • John P. Neis and Michele L. Isaac
  • Ruth L. Nelson
  • Bruce D. Neviaser
  • Nancy J. Nicholas
  • John J. and Anne W. Oros
  • Signe Ostby and Scott D. Cook
  • Peter V. and Leslie A. Overton
  • Stephen R. Petersen and Gillian Lieberman
  • Fredrick W. Petri and Linda F. Morasch
  • Robert B. Pollock and Anh-Tuyet T. Nguyen
  • Thomas G. and Karen C. Ragatz
  • Rodney R. and Laurel A. Rohda
  • Ricky C. Sandler
  • George F. and Liane H. Seyk
  • Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon
  • Irwin F. and Linda S. Smith
  • Marshall C. and Patricia P. Solem
  • Helen M. Stephens
  • Thomas D. and Barbara C. Stevens
  • Patrick A. and Jane R. Thiele
  • William S. and Joan W. Trukenbrod
  • Bryant J. Wangard
  • Barbara J. and M. Keith Weikel
  • James J. and Kate Weinert
  • Gary C. Wendt
  • Ray B. Zemon

The Wisconsin School of Business Dean's Circle

The Dean’s Circle consists of WSB’s most generous supporters who are united by a commitment to ensuring the dynamic future of the Wisconsin School of Business. Membership in this special group is based on total gifts at or above $100,000 made in a lifetime.

$100,000 - $999,999
  • Grant D. and Tina M. Abert
  • Andrew B. and Mona Albert
  • Steven J. and Joan J. Alley
  • Raymond L. Anilionis
  • Michael D. and Susan H. Arneson
  • Thomas E. Aschenbrener
  • Michael A. and Carla R. Austin
  • Richard A. Bachmann and Toni G. Vanzandt
  • Karl E. Bandtel
  • Thomas G. and Maryann E. Bast
  • Hugh H. and Joyce A. Bell
  • Stephen M. Bennett and Marsha C. Jordan
  • Steven R. Berlin and Debbie Smith-Berlin
  • John P. Bly
  • David P. and Carey L. Bongard
  • David A. and Nancy T. Borghesi
  • Steve J. and Valerie J. Buller
  • Thomas M. Burke
  • G. Steven and Kelli Burrill
  • David R. Chamberlin
  • Constance E. Chambers
  • Michael J. Chapman
  • Robert L. and Mary L. Christianson
  • Gail Cleary
  • Donald M. Condon
  • Michael D. and Sally F. Connelly
  • Jeffrey P. and Marilyn B. Connor
  • Robert J. Cook
  • James M. and Cheri L. Cope
  • Patrick M. Crorkin
  • Michael G. and Sally A. Culhane
  • Blake E. Devitt
  • Stephen P. Dexter
  • Steven C. Disse
  • Mark R. Dodson
  • Walter H. and Gracia M. Drew
  • Roger N. Duhl
  • Ralph D. Ebbott
  • Sally A. Ebenreiter
  • Daniel W. and Natalie L. Erdman
  • Deborah L. Erdman
  • M. Rustin Erdman
  • Timothy B. Erdman
  • Robert and Susan J. Feitler
  • James E. Fenger
  • Daniel J. and Catherine J. Finneran
  • Jeanne C. Flesch
  • Rockne G. and Joanne R. Flowers
  • James L. Forbes
  • William J. and Barbara J. Foy
  • Clive A. Frazier
  • James E. and Sue E. Freytag
  • Jack E. and Janice A. Gaumnitz
  • Becky Gifford
  • Paul B. Gilbert and Patricia Romeo-Gilbert
  • Steven L. and Leslie M. Goldberg
  • Marlene J. Grassl
  • John W. Gribble
  • Neil J. Guenther
  • Gordon H. and Grace M. Gunnlaugsson
  • James G. and Kathleen G. Haft
  • Michael E. and Lori J. Hanlon
  • R. Stephen and Carla Hannahs
  • John A. Hatherly
  • Gary C. and Jill S. Hatton
  • Florence Heckrodt
  • Ruth E. Heins
  • John A. and Nancy Hevey
  • Margaret W. Hickman
  • Peter and Susan Hitch
  • Ophelia Lowe-Hobbins
  • Jim E. and Denny S. Hoelter
  • David H. Holt
  • Walter V. and Elizabeth Holt
  • David N. and Mary K. Holtze
  • Joanne L. Howard
  • Daniel R. and Patricia A. Huber
  • Cynthia and Jay V. Ihlenfeld
  • Joel R. Jacobs
  • Richard G. Jacobus and Carolyn Royer Jacobus
  • Eugene T. and Colleen T. Jacobus
  • James C. and Christine A. Janikowski
  • Stephen P. Jarchow
  • David L. and Mary L. Johnson
  • Bruce M. and Kathryn K. Johnson
  • Ronald L. Kaliebe
  • Carl F. and Marybeth E. Kantner
  • Robert M. Karner
  • Russell R. Kasper
  • Daniel G. and Nancy Kaye
  • William E. Keitel and Jill J. McSweeney
  • Anita K. Keller
  • John R. and Amy J. Kellerman
  • Daniel J. and Lena M. Kelly
  • David B. and Kathleen B. Kennedy
  • David S. Kim
  • V. Michael and Gloria H. Komppa
  • Martin J. and Alice M. Krebs
  • Harold B. Krom
  • Pat and Shirley A. Kubly
  • Joyce M. Kuehl
  • Richard E. and Christine Lane
  • Eric J. Larson
  • W. David and Sue L. Lasater
  • Nixon E. Lauridsen
  • David A. and Kris Lenz
  • Richard T. and Wendy K. Lommen
  • Duane H. Lund
  • Thomas P. and Nikki M. Madsen
  • Craig S. and Susan E. Manske
  • Gregory A. and Lori Margolis
  • James G. and Rebecca S. Martell
  • Philip Matthews
  • James M. Maurer
  • Thomas M. McCahill
  • Clyde S. McGregor
  • Sam B. Mezansky
  • Arthur E. Morgan
  • Loren D. and Barbara Mortenson
  • Melinda J. Mount
  • Thomas W. Mount
  • Michael J. and Amy B. Murray
  • William J. and Marian R. Nasgovitz
  • James W. Neupert
  • Robert J. and Michelle J. New
  • Lynn S. Nicholas
  • Gary E. and Mary E. Nussbaum
  • William C. Nygren
  • Richard C. Oebser
  • Daniel P. and Kathryn J. Olszewski
  • Richard F. Ortman
  • Gregg A. and Kristin Ostrander
  • Arthur P. and Gail A. Pasquarella
  • William J. and Linda N. Patchett
  • Diane F. Pellegrin
  • Jonathan G. Pellegrin
  • Robert R. Perry
  • Gina A. Peter
  • Daniel S. and Lisa K. Pickett
  • Milo S. Pinkerton and Virgil Taus
  • Peter M. and Bonnie A. Platten
  • Andrew E. Plesko
  • Barbara J. Pope
  • Rawson S. and Mary E. Price
  • Todd C. and Kathleen P. Pulvino
  • Thomas F. Pyle
  • Larry A. and Kathleen A. Rambo
  • Gary M. and Angela M. Rappeport
  • J Patrick and Susan A. Rau
  • Judith P. Raymond
  • Gregory R. Reed
  • Timothy P. Reiland
  • Dorothy M. Rej
  • Julie G. Richardson
  • Ralph O. Robinson
  • Jeffrey D. and Stephany D. Rogness
  • Wesley G. Scheibel
  • Jeffrey S. Schlinsog
  • Joan T. Schmit
  • John M. and Mary V. Schroeder
  • Roger H. and Shirley M. Schroeder
  • Robert C. Schubert
  • Davey S. and Kristine L. Scoon
  • Alan M. Sebulsky
  • Jay R. and Catherine M. Sekelsky
  • Eilene R. Shadler
  • Paul S. and Suzanne K. Shain
  • Kenneth F. and Judy Siebel
  • Howard M. Skillrud and Jann L. Harrison
  • John H. and Cynthia J. Smet
  • James S. and Kelley J. Smith
  • Daniel D. and Wendy L. Sobic
  • James H. Sorenson
  • Kurt C. Sowle
  • Ronald E. and Janice L. Sowle
  • Andrew M. and Linda W. Spingler
  • Kenneth D. and Colleen M. Statz
  • Stewart R. Stender and Deborah A. Davenport
  • Susan E. Stuefen
  • Adam L. and Andrea L. Taetle
  • Bradley C. and Lisa A. Tank
  • Todd A. and Linda S. Taylor
  • Thomas M. and Julie A. Tefft
  • Glen E. and Susan Tellock
  • Lloyd H. Thomas
  • James H. Thompson and Virginia A. Giuliano
  • Judith M. Thompson
  • David A. and Marilyn Tomfohrde
  • Tara L. Torrens
  • Kenneth R. and Bernadine Townsend
  • Dorothy M. Tuttle
  • Jon G. and Susan S. Udell
  • Noel E. Urben
  • Jay E. and Julie M. Van Cleave
  • Jon G. and Karen M. Van Drisse
  • Dominic A. Visconsi
  • John F. and Barbara Wakeman
  • Robert J. Walter and Maria L. Banuchi
  • Terry D. and Mary B. Warfield
  • David L. Warnock
  • Todd A. and DeeAnne Watchmaker
  • Mary Ann West
  • James N. and Jane B. Wierzba
  • Raymond L. and Kelly K. Wilson
  • Paul M. Zeller
  • Bernard C. Ziegler

Honor Roll list represents living donors only.

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