On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Meyer Theatre will host Rock Our Water, a first-ever concert fundraiser featuring fun, music and proceeds benefitting the UW-Green Bay watershed monitoring partnership with local high schools as well as other water-resources work in the Green Bay area. The Rock Our Water event will feature music by Bill Staines, Dead Horses, and special guest and host Cory Chisel. Organizers invite you to spread the word with all your family, friends, and peers that support the goals of healthy community and clean water. Feel free to contact Whitney Passint, the outreach coordinator for the UWGB watershed partnership, for more information or questions about tickets to the Rock Our Water Event. To purchase tickets. Visit the Facebook page.
The 5th Annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Benefit Golf Outing will be held at the Shorewood Golf Course Thursday, Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit the Retiree Association Scholarship. Retired UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are hosting the event, but everyone is welcome to play, and non-golfers are welcome to join the picnic-style buffet and post-golf festivities. Register by Friday, Aug. 7. Visit the website.
The 5th Annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Benefit Golf Outing will be held at the Shorewood Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit the Retiree Association Scholarship. Retired UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are hosting the event, but everyone is welcome to play, so please feel free to include any of your non-UWGB golfing friends. The event starts with a 12:30 check-in and putting contest, 1:30 shotgun start for the four-person scramble, a 4:30 picnic-style buffet and 5:00 awards and door prize presentations. The organizers will pair to make foursomes if needed. Non-golfers are welcome to support the fundraiser through a separate donation or dinner attendance. For more information, or to register by Friday, Aug. 7, you can contact the University Advancement Office at 465-2212 or visit the website.
More than 200 supporters of the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program gathered to raise a record $103,000 on June 23 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida for the 2015 Prevea Fore Hoops Golf Classic. The money raised came from various auctions and drawings, along with a number of donations. The live auction, hosted by WBAY’s Bill Jartz, was once again a huge success. Said coach Kevin Borseth, “The cost of maintaining a competitive program and one of the best in the Midwest continues to rise and we would not be able to sustain our level of success without this event and the people who are a part of it. The continued and increased support for our program is amazing.”
Mark your calendars: An informal sendoff for Dan Spielmann is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Spielmann is retiring later that week after a 36-year UW-Green Bay career, in two separate tours of duty, in which he has contributed in numerous ways to the University’s development. The man of many hats has been a chief of staff or adviser to all six UW-Green Bay chancellors and served as Phoenix Athletics director, a popular and respected member of the Business faculty, chief legal counsel, fundraiser, and interim vice chancellor, interim assistant chancellor and permanent all-around good guy. The gathering is free and open to all. More details forthcoming.
In case you were wondering, the 35th annual Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing set for this Friday (June 12) is a go, rain or shine. If it’s too wet for golf and stays that way, Royal Scot will issue rain checks for the 18 holes but the Association will carry on with lunch, the bucket raffle, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and the assorted, related activities raising money for scholarships.
The loss of some generous longtime donors and an increasingly secular society are presenting financial challenges for the Mauthe Center, formerly known as the Ecumenical Center. Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Patti Zarling interviewed executive director Hung Nguyen for a story that describes the independent center’s mission of being a place for local students to gather to contemplate, meet, pray, or talk freely about spiritual beliefs. Supporters say $200,000 must be raised to continue operation. Donors already have contributed $150,000, Nguyen says, so the short-term future (the next year or so) is secure, but longer-range support is needed.
There’s a vocal jazz scholarship concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 5) at the George Street Connection, 614 George St., De Pere. Performing will be the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble with special guests the McNally Smith Contemporary Vocal Ensemble under the direction of UWGB Music alumna Jennifer (Scovell) Parker. Proceeds will benefit UWGB jazz scholarships. The suggested minimum donation is $5.
On June 6, UW-Green Bay Veterans Services Coordinator Elaina Koltz intends to take part in the “Carry the Fallen Ruck-March” fundraising event in Green Bay. She’ll be joined by her daughter, Jenna (a May UWGB grad), and son-in-law Brandon. The “Ruck-March” is a long-distance in which participants carry a heavy pack in respect to the emotional weight carried by some U.S. military vets that leads to too many veteran suicides. The 501c(3) charity Active Heroes is the organizer. The Koltzes are marching in memory of Jeremy Pearson and for his parents, Kerry and Karen. Money pledged through the Koltzes will go toward the goal of creating a military-family retreat center offering programs for veterans and their family members aimed at curbing the suicide rate, forging veteran/community bonds, building camaraderie and boosting morale. There’s more info on the fundraising event at http://carrythefallen.org/about/. Visit the Koltz page.
Every year, the Advancement Office hires about 20 students for the Alumni Phone-A-Thon, and they are tasked with (cold) calling UW-Green Bay alumni to ask for updates and a donation to support student scholarships at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. After 1,270 calling hours, a multitude of “no’s” and hours of exceptionally uncreative voice messages, these students pulled out another Phone-A-Thon record in support for UW-Green Bay. The final total is $60,517, which development specialist Tracy Heaser of Advancement reports is a 9 percent increase over last year’s record. If you see Kate Akerboom, Jess Amelse, Kristi Auner, Sarah Busko, Emily Carroll, Janae Due, Brianna Hansen, Breanna Hanson, Savannah Hornbacher, Sydne Johnson, Rebecca Krizan, Lizzy Kroll, Chloe Krueger, Marti Kuimjian, Lindsey LaBissoniere, Jenevieve Lee, Casi Schatzman, Brook Theama, or Alex Vahlsing, please extend them a “congratulations” for their hard work, positivity and efforts to support their University. Go Phoenix!