Impact 2030 Dean’s Leadership Circle

In December 2018, Tashia and John Morgridge provided a lead gift to the School of Education Impact 2030 initiative. Over the next year, a small group of donors joined the Morgridges in making leadership gifts to the initiative, allowing Impact 2030 to become a reality. Through the generosity of the Impact 2030 Dean’s Leadership Circle, the School officially launched Impact 2030 on Aug. 18, 2020, with a transformational commitment to its students, faculty, and staff — and an invitation to alumni and friends to join them in supporting a top-rated School of Education.

Meet our Donors

Ginny & Mike Conway

Virginia “Ginny” Conway ’78 has degrees in physical education and dance from the School of Education. Michael “Mike” Conway ’78 is a Madison native with a degree in chemical and biological engineering. Ginny previously worked…

Wisconsin Center for Education Products & Services

The Wisconsin Center for Education Products & Services (WCEPS) impacts education around the world by disseminating the educational innovations created at the UW–Madison School of Education. Each year, the School’s innovations help thousands of educators…

Susan Shannon Engeleiter

Susan Shannon Engeleiter lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received her undergraduate degree in communication arts in 1974, and her JD in 1981, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Susan is the CEO and president of…

Karen & Tom Falk

Karen and Tom Falk both completed their undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1980. Tom majored in accounting and Karen’s degree is in special education. Tom retired in 2019 after 36 years at…

Mary Gibb

Mary Hopkins Gibb graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1955. Mary was part of the very first class that graduated with a degree in elementary education. Her late husband, Bill, also attended UW and…

Mary & Ted Kellner

Mary Kellner ‘68 and Ted Kellner ’69 live in Mequon, Wisconsin. Mary majored in education and Ted majored in business. Ted is the founder and former executive chairman of Fiduciary Management, Inc., and the founder…

John & Tashia Morgridge

John and Tashia Morgridge graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1955. John majored in business and Tashia majored in education. John went on to become the chairman of Cisco Systems. Tashia is a retired…

Susan & James Patterson

Susan Solie Patterson earned two degrees, a bachelor of science and a master of fine arts, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education. Sue was a captain, Big Ten Conference record-holder, and an All-American…

Jim & Georgia Thompson

Jim is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in agricultural economics. He is retired after working for Cargill Inc. and The Mosaic Company. Georgia is an alumna of the University…