Generous donors like you come together to make an impact, helping us build more opportunities to challenge, support, and inspire students to reach their greatest potential. The generosity of our dedicated donor community makes a difference in everything we do, from supporting faculty, staff, and students to informing and delivering inspiring learning experiences. Philanthropy helps protect the quality of students’ education, which strengthens our brand and continues to enhance the value of our degrees.

Every Donor Has a Story

Jeff Diermeier and Rick Diermeier

“Brothers Jeff (BBA ’71, MBA ’75) and Rick (BBA ’81) Diermeier are committed to making a difference for students and faculty at the Wisconsin School of Business. Their generous support has endowed two faculty positions at WSB, and Jeff and his wife, Julia, also have supported numerous initiatives throughout campus. “Giving to the university is payback,” says Jeff. “Our work ethic fits Wisconsin. We’re so proud of Wisconsin, and when we go elsewhere we meet many people who feel the same way.”

Read more about Jeff and Rick’s commitment to making a difference

Todd Pilcher

“When the company he worked for went bankrupt, Todd Pilcher (MBA '14) suddenly found himself faced with uncertainty in his career. In the face of this challenge, Todd was able to reinvent himself; he received a full scholarship to attend the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program. “From a giving back standpoint, I think about helping one person who might be in an unfortunate situation like I was,” he says. “My biggest drive is knowing that I can help alleviate other students’ stress and financial burden.”

Read more about Todd’s pledge to give back what was given to him

Rachel Hyslop

“Rachel Hyslop (B.S. ’98, MBA ’14) believes in having an attitude of gratitude. Now the director of Marketing and Business Development at Springs Window Fashions, Rachel credits her time at the Wisconsin School of Business with exposing her to new perspectives, diverse thinkers, and lifelong friendships. “When I think about charitable giving, it’s important to give back to the institution that helped me become who I am today,” says Rachel. “It comes down to being someone who cares about other people and helping them achieve whatever their potential is.”

Read more about Rachel’s inspiring generosity

The Wisconsin School Of Business Dean’s Circle

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

$1,000,000 and Above

  • Willard G. Aschenbrener
  • James J. and Susan Bakke
  • Marshall Erdman and Dorothy L. Ballantyne
  • Jeffrey A. Blakely and Brauna J. Hartzell
  • Andrew K. Boszhardt
  • Lindsay R. and Evelyn H. Boyle
  • Nathan S. and Ana Brand
  • Robert B. and Nancy M. Bruce
  • Howard L. and Sue E. Carver
  • Paul J. Collins
  • Curt S. and Sue Culver
  • James J. Curtis
  • 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
  • Peter L. and Patricia O. Frechette
  • David W. Grainger
  • Phillip T. and Elizabeth C. Gross
  • Jon D. and Ann Hammes
  • Jeffery C. and Linda H. Hammes
  • Alfred T. Hansen
  • Dorothea Harju
  • Charles V. Heath
  • James L. and Kathleen K. Henderson
  • Ronald K. and Grace M. Hoya
  • Mark F. and Susan B. Irgens
  • Richard J. and Angela A. Johnson
  • William R. and Charlotte S. 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 Maurer
  • John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge
  • John P. Neis and Michele L. Isaac
  • Ruth L. Nelson
  • Bruce D. Neviaser
  • Albert O. and Nancy J. Nicholas
  • Arthur C. and Gertrude S. Nielsen
  • Arthur C. and Patricia M. Nielsen
  • 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
  • Jay H. Price
  • John A. Puelicher
  • Floyd W. and Ruth B. Radel
  • Thomas G. and Karen C. Ragatz
  • Rodney R. and Laurel A. Rohda
  • Ricky C. Sandler
  • Mara S. Sandler
  • George F. and Liane H. Seyk
  • Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon
  • Glen A. Skillrud
  • Irwin F. and Linda S. Smith
  • Marshall C. and Patricia P. Solem
  • Gerald D. and Helen M. Stephens
  • Thomas D. and Barbara C. Stevens
  • Patrick A. and Jane R. Thiele
  • Marjorie A. Tiefenthaler
  • 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
  • Anonymous


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  • See the complete list of our $100,000–$999,999 Dean’s Circle members
    • 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
    • David D. and Elnora Baptie
    • Thomas G. and Maryann E. Bast
    • Chris M. Bauer and Diane F. Pellegrin
    • Hugh H. and Joyce A. Bell
    • Stephen M. Bennett and Marsha C. Jordan
    • Steven R. Berlin and Debbie Smith-Berlin
    • Lillian B. Bethke
    • Monica C. Beyer
    • John P. Bly
    • Eugenie M. Bolz
    • David P. and Carey L. Bongard
    • David A. and Nancy T. Borghesi
    • George M. Brinton
    • Steve J. and Valerie 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. and Linda M. Condon
    • Michael D. and Sally F. Connelly
    • Jeffrey P. and Marilyn B. Connor
    • Robert J. Cook
    • James M. Cope and Cheri L. Cope
    • Vera F. Croner
    • Patrick M. Crorkin
    • Michael G. and Sally A. Culhane
    • Blake E. Devitt
    • Stephen P. Dexter
    • John F. Dippel
    • Steven C. Disse
    • Mark R. Dodson
    • Walter H. and Gracia M. Drew
    • Roger N. Duhl
    • Ralph D. and Elizabeth M. Ebbott
    • Thomas C. and Sally A. Ebenreiter
    • Daniel W. and Natalie L. Erdman
    • Deborah L. Erdman
    • M. Rustin Erdman
    • Timothy B. Erdman
    • Glenn H. and Ruth E. Evans
    • Donald L. Evans
    • George A. Fait
    • Robert and Susan J. Feitler
    • James E. Fenger
    • Daniel J. and Catherine J. Finneran
    • John M. and Jeanne C. Flesch
    • Rockne G. and Joanne R. Flowers
    • James L. Forbes
    • William J. and Barbara J. Foy
    • Clive A. Frazier
    • Peter E. and Sue E. Freytag
    • Jack E. and Janice A. Gaumnitz
    • Evelyn Gaumnitz
    • Dale L. and Becky Gifford
    • Paul B. Gilbert and Patricia R. Romeo-Gilbert
    • Mildred K. Gill
    • Raymond A. Goldbach
    • Steven L. and Leslie M. Goldberg
    • James A. Graaskamp and Jean B. Davis
    • William T. Graham
    • Theodore P. and Marlene J. Grassl
    • John W. Gribble
    • Neil J. Guenther
    • Gordon H. and Grace M. Gunnlaugsson
    • James G. and Kathleen G. Haft
    • William A. and Patricia J. Halvorson
    • Michael E. and Lori J. Hanlon
    • R. Stephen and Carla Hannahs
    • Irwin R. Hansen
    • John A. Hatherly
    • Gary C. and Jill S. Hatton
    • Frank H. and Florence Heckrodt
    • Richard M. and Ruth E. Heins
    • John A. and Nancy Hevey
    • James C. and Margaret W. Hickman
    • Peter and Susan Hitch
    • John P. Hobbins and Ophelia Lowe-Hobbins
    • Richard A. and Barbara J. Hoefs
    • Jim E. and Denny S. Hoelter
    • David H. Holt
    • Walter V. and Elizabeth Holt
    • David N. and Mary K. Holtze
    • Roy W. and Joanne L. Howard
    • Daniel R. and Patricia A. Huber
    • Cynthia A. and Jay V. Ihlenfeld
    • Jay 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
    • Jack F. Kellner
    • Daniel J. and Lena M. Kelly
    • David B. and Kathleen B. Kennedy
    • David S. Kim
    • Archie W. Kimball
    • Margaret L. Knauf
    • V. Michael and Gloria H. Komppa
    • Gerald K. Konz
    • Martin J. and Alice M. Krebs
    • George F. Kress
    • Harold B. Krom
    • Pat and Shirley A. Kubly
    • Joyce M. Kuehl
    • Robert E. and Cathy J. Lane
    • 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
    • Walter E. Malzahn
    • Craig S. and Susan E. Manske
    • John W. March
    • Gregory A. and Lori Margolis
    • James G. and Rebecca S. Martell
    • Treagh R. and Elizabeth R. Martin
    • Philip Matthews
    • James M. Maurer
    • Thomas M. McCahill
    • Clyde S. McGregor
    • James R. McManus
    • Sam B. Mezansky
    • Arthur E. Morgan
    • Loren D. and Barbara Mortenson
    • Melinda J. Mount
    • Thomas W. and Jane C. 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
    • Kenneth D. Opitz
    • San W. Orr
    • Richard F. Ortman
    • Gregg A. and Kristin Ostrander
    • Arthur P. and Gail A. Pasquarella
    • William J. and Linda N. Patchett
    • Jonathan G. Pellegrin
    • Robert R. Perry
    • Gina A. Peter
    • Daniel S. and Lisa K. Pickett
    • Earl W. and Hazel C. Pierson
    • Milo S. Pinkerton and Virgil Taus
    • Peter M. and Bonnie A. Platten
    • Erwin J. Plesko
    • 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
    • Charles J. and Judith P. Raymond
    • Gregory R. Reed
    • Bernard C. and Ruth G. Reese
    • Timothy P. Reiland
    • Andrew and Dorothy M. Rej
    • Julie G. Richardson
    • Ralph O. Robinson
    • Jeffrey D. and Stephany D. Rogness
    • Ernell F. Rothe
    • Wesley G. Scheibel
    • Jerome A. Scheibl
    • James D. Scheinfeld
    • Sylvia Scheinfeld
    • Jeffrey S. Schlinsog
    • Joan T. Schmit
    • John M. and Mary V. Schroeder
    • Roger H. and Shirley M. Schroeder
    • Robert C. Schubert
    • Leslie P. Schultz
    • Davey S. and Kristine L. Scoon
    • John D. Scott
    • Alan M. Sebulsky
    • Jay R. and Catherine M. Sekelsky
    • Jimmy A. and Eilene R. Shadler
    • Paul S. and Suzanne K. Shain
    • Kenneth F. and Judy Siebel
    • Howard M. Skillrud and Jann L. Harrison
    • James W. and Mary K. Slocum
    • John H. and Cynthia J. Smet
    • James S. and Kelley J. Smith
    • Milo E. 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
    • Howard E. and Judith M. Thompson
    • David A. and Marilyn Tomfohrde
    • Tara L. Torrens
    • Kenneth R. and Bernadine Townsend
    • Roy E. and 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
    • Velna A. Wells
    • Mary Ann West
    • James N. and Jane B. Wierzba
    • C. Webb Williams
    • Raymond L. and Kelly K. Wilson
    • Dorothy E. Wolfe
    • Paul M. Zeller
    • Bernard C. and Margaret G. Ziegler
    • Anonymous

Campaign Champions

WSB Campaign Champions honors those donors who have made gifts totaling $1,000 or more to the Wisconsin School of Business during the University’s campus-wide fundraising campaign: All Ways Forward. (July 1, 2013 to present)

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Students Give Thanks

When you make a gift to the Wisconsin School of Business, you help provide much needed support for our students, faculty, and staff. Our students recognize the transformational role your generosity plays in shaping their learning experiences. They—and the entire WSB community—are most grateful for donor support.

Michelle, BBA Student

“I find it wonderful that alumni are willing to help provide students with a superior education like the one they received, and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity.”

Chris, BBA Student

“You not only directly support my financial needs, but my morale as well. Knowing that there are so many donors that support the Wisconsin Idea helps me continue to work hard to represent my school and make society a better place.”

Sarah, BBA Student

“Without the generosity of people like you, going to school at the Wisconsin School of Business would just be a dream. I am grateful for your investment in my education.”

Tyler, BBA Student

“The difference you make is truly immeasurable.”

Jennifer, BBA Student

“Your consideration has shown me the difference alumni can make in the education of others, and I plan to one day show this same consideration so that others can experience the quality education offered by the Wisconsin School of Business.”

Mark, BBA Student

“Your support makes it possible for students like me to forward our education while reducing the financial burden associated with attending a higher education institution.”

Anna, BBA Student

“To know that you have invested in my education because I have shown potential holds great value to me.”

Jennifer, BBA Student

“It means so much to me to have the support of donors, and I continuously do my best to give back to the program, as it has given me the building blocks for a successful future as a Wisconsin alumna.”

Tim, BBA Student

“Generosity from donors is a big reason why the Wisconsin School of Business remains one of the top schools in the country.”