Karen Pridham and her husband, Walt, give jointly to various initiatives on campus, including the School of Nursing, the Great People Scholarship, the Wisconsin Union and more. She shared some of their motivations for their gifts.
Joy Amundson (’76 BA L&S), who serves on the Wisconsin Union’s Campaign Cabinet, jumped at the opportunity to own a piece of Badger history: a limited-edition Mendota Blue chair.
Willis Jones was a legendary Wisconsin high school coach. He knew how to motivate young people and inspire them to be champions and leaders. His daughter, Dottie King, and her husband, Bob, endowed the Willis L. Jones Student Leadership Center in Memorial Union so UW-Madison students would have an opportunity to learn their own lessons in leadership.
By now, you have probably heard about Union South’s eight bowling alleys, the climbing wall, the new movie theater and the Sett, a three-story club and recreation complex named after a badger’s den. The details, however, are what make the new $94.8 million gathering spot a worthy partner for the historic Memorial Union.
When the curtain rose on a preview performance of “Lombardi” at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on Friday, October 15, the audience included more than sixty University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni and friends who had just enjoyed personal insight into Vince Lombardi, the man and “Lombardi,” the play.