Raymond C. Lauver knew first-hand that finances create significant barriers to accessing quality education. To help break these barriers, he established the Diane Lauver Scholarship Fund to assist promising Badgers who cannot afford a college education without financial assistance. Meet Raymond and this year’s Lauver Scholarship recipients.
Donor support enables retention of the excellent faculty at the School of Nursing through endowed chairs and named professorships.
This fall, the School of Nursing honored the nursing Class of 1971 as they celebrated the 50th anniversary from graduation and established a legacy gift: the Class of 1971 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Support Fund
Nancy Foreman Kaufman ’71 lived and breathed the Wisconsin Idea. She dedicated her life to the service of others and demonstrated impeccable leadership through her numerous personal and professional endeavors.
In 2021, the Bowers Fellow was established in recognition of the legacy Dr. Barbara Bowers has created as a nurse educator, researcher, and philanthropist. We asked Dr. Bowers to tell us about her experience adding the School of Nursing to her estate plans.
The Florence Grossberg Nursing Scholarship was created in Florence’s memory to provide support to students at the School of Nursing who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and diverse environments. The fund will provide tuition assistance and mentorship opportunities for students enrolled in the BSN@Home program, the School’s first such scholarship.
Barbara Abrams ’69 generously established the Barbara Leadholm Abrams Community Mental Health Research Fund at the School of Nursing. The Abrams Research Fund will in large part support the work of Professor Earlise Ward, PhD.
A grant from the esteemed Helene Fuld Health Trust will make a significant impact on scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a degree within the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing.
A Rhinelander, Wisconsin, native and proud School of Nursing alumna, Judy Porter wanted to provide the same educational opportunities that she had to future Badger nurses from northern Wisconsin. Her husband honored her last wish by establishing the Judy Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Signe Skott Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. She died July 16, 2013, having pledged her own estate and that of her sister to the UW Foundation to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility for School of Nursing students.