Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin is an organization of volunteers from the College, affiliated institutions and the community. The Friends' activities support the charitable, educational, scientific and community service activities of the Medical College and its affiliates.
See what support and services the Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin provide. (PDF)
Since its inception, the Friends have contributed more than $1,135,000 in monetary gifts and equipment to the Medical College and its affiliates.
Happenings - The Friends Newsletter
Fall 2013 (PDF)
An Invitation to Join Friends
We invite you to join our organization. Whether you are seeking an outlet for your special interests and talents or simply wish to support our mission, we welcome your participation.
For additional information, call (414) 955-4715 (Friends' voice mail), or (414) 955-8171 (Friends' Cafe). By email, contact us at Friends@mcw.edu.
About the Friends
Executive Committee Friends Board 2013-2014
Member at Large
General Board Members
Jan Kerschner, Rong Li, Renee Hill
MCW Projects Liaison
Last year, the Friends contributed more than 10,000 hours of service to the Medical College and its affiliates. Here is a list of some of opportunities to become involved:
Board of Directors
Committee Chair or member
Volunteer in the Friends' Cafe
Dedicated fundraising efforts make it possible to support our service to the Medical College. Profits from the Friends' Cafe is the main source of income to support our endeavors. The Cafe is managed and staffed by volunteers.
Friend's Cafe Sales Promotions - Vera Wilson
Lunch Bags for New Students - Pat Ruttum, George & PatHeadrick, Michelle Wallace
Holiday Bake Sale - Jane Kerschner
Nut/Candy Sales - Angie Gord
Brownie Extravaganza - Dorina Weigelt, Coby Weigelt, Joanne Benes, Susan Barnes, Kathy Sheehan
Other fundraising events
The magnitude and diversity of Friends' support reflects the varied interests and talents of our organization's membership. In 2012-13, the Friends of the Medical College provided the following support:
Awarded two Scholarships for Academic Excellence totaling 23,000.
Provided $8,000 in Student Travel Awards enabling College representation at national meetings.
Supported Summer Research Fellowships with $8,000.
Presented a $1,000 Outstanding Dissertation Award and a $500 Second Place Award.
Sponsored Service Awards of $1,000 to graduating students.
Supported the Student Representative Travel Fund with $2,000.
Sponsored Graduate School Student Poster Day.
Co-sponsored the Student Lunch Bag Giveaway.