Tag: UW-Green Bay Foundation

Gift allows Leonard’s story to be shared for generations to come 


Not long after friends had begun to mourn the death of longtime community advocate, mentor and friend, Charlie Leonard, the Green Bay Press-Gazette captured the essence of his professional life with a headline that read, “Charlie Leonard had a good story to tell.” Thanks to his friends and co-workers, Leonard’s passion for precise words, sound […]

Search begins for Advancement/Foundation position

Monday, Aug 31, is the priority deadline for applications to become the University’s Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, which carries dual appointment as President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. The search and screen committee is co-chaired by Sheryl Van Gruensven, interim vice chancellor for business and finance, and Tim Weyenberg, the Cofrin School of […]

Foundation’s Finco earns local Free Enterprise Award

Congratulations to Susan Finco, owner and president of Leonard & Finco Public Relations and a longtime member of the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees and Foundation Board. Named this week as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Free Enterprise Award presented by the Rotary Club of Green Bay, she is the first female recipient in […]

Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

For UW-Green Bay Trustee Beth Gochnauer, giving back truly is a family affair. Her husband, Dick, spent every summer in Green Bay as a child, and both his father and grandfather hailed from the city. They instilled in their families the importance of giving back to the community with time and treasure, a legacy that […]

Big turnout for Riopelle honor, Miller’s first commencement at UWGB

An even dozen members of UW-Green Bay’s Council of Trustees/Foundation Board turned out to participate in the University’s mid-year commencement Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. One of the biggest delegations in years marched in the processional and took places on stage with the platform party. It was the first […]

Community advocate Riopelle to receive honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award an honorary doctoral degree to longtime community advocate Virginia (Ginny) Riopelle during the University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Riopelle, a longtime UW-Green Bay Trustee, successful University fundraiser and the co-founder of the University’s signature Phuture Phoenix program, will receive […]

Amazon portal provides percentage of sales to UW-Green Bay Foundation

The private, nonprofit UW-Green Bay Foundation Inc., has joined as a participant in the AmazonSmile program, which donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible personal purchases via Amazon to the charitable organization of your choice — in this case, of course, UW-Green Bay. Proceeds from the Amazon sales will go to the University’s annual […]

LeCalsey talks leadership, Lombardi, UWGB in interview with ‘CW 14 Focus’

Lou LeCalsey, a former Marine and retired business executive who heads the UW-Green Bay Foundation and Chancellor’s Council of Trustees, will be the guest on the next edition of the public affairs program “CW 14 Focus” at 10 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 24). The half-hour program hosted by Robert Hornacek airs on Channel 14, the sister […]

SIFE (a.k.a ‘Enactus) plays role in regional Ethics in Business Awards

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at UW-Green Bay contributed to the success of the sixth annual Ethics in Business Awards luncheon Thursday (Nov. 14) at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. The event shines a spotlight on Northeastern Wisconsin individuals and organizations notable for their ethical business practices. Adviser John Stoll, […]

Kate Meeuwsen: Considers UW-Green Bay part of her family

She remembers seeing Chancellor Edward Weidner in the audience for her junior vocal recital. “It was an incredibly exciting time on campus,” recalls Kate Meeuwsen, Class of ’76. “To have the chancellor and professors know your name, greet you in the halls and show up at your recital… it was cool to be here.” The […]