Ginny Bolger named Honorary Alumna
The 2010 Honorary Alumna Ginny Bolger (center), with outgoing Alumni Association President Thomas G. Wittmann, MD ’84, GME ’87; and her husband, College President and CEO T. Michael Bolger, JD.
As the first lady of The Medical College of Wisconsin for 20 years, Ginny Bolger has met and befriended a great number of alumni. Now she can consider herself among them, as she has been named an Honorary Alumna of the Medical College.
With her husband, College President and CEO T. Michael Bolger, JD, Mrs. Bolger has traveled around the country for alumni dinners, the annual clinical conference and myriad fund-raising events. Like her husband, she has a long history of involvement with the College. When she was President of the Friends of The Medical College of Wisconsin, the organization raised the largest amount from a single event in its history, $113,000, used to build the endowment that now focuses on medical and graduate student scholarships.
Mrs. Bolger is also a founding member of the College’s Women in Science advocates and serves on the Cancer Center Advisory Board. She previously was on the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Board.
She is also very active in the community, particularly around environmental issues. She serves on the City of Mequon Park Board, the Mequon Preservation of Rural Open Space Commission, and is Trustee Emeritus of both the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. Past activities include Riveredge Nature Center Teacher Naturalist, Chairman and board member; The Nature Conservancy board member; and charter member of the Ozaukee Land Trust (President and Vice President).
Mrs. Bolger graduated from University of Florida and taught junior high school
English in Ft. Lauderdale.
She and Mr. Bolger have two children and three grandchildren.
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