Scholarship donors change lives

man sits at table during moraine park scholarship banquet

Students who received Moraine Park Foundation scholarships were given the opportunity to meet and thank their donors at a scholarship luncheon held at Park Terrace Restaurant on the Fond du Lac campus on Tuesday, October 4.  The annual event, held at all three campuses, allows donors to connect with students who are benefiting from their generous gifts and hear how the scholarships are making a difference in their lives.

Scholarship donors believe in the power of education to transform lives, families, and communities.  Of note, 56% of Moraine Park’s financial aid applicants have a family income of less than $40,000, while 31% have a family income of less than $20,000.  Scholarship gifts to the Moraine Park Foundation help make education more affordable for hundreds of students.  Soon these students will bring their skills and talents to the local workforce helping companies grow and communities thrive.

This year the Foundation awarded more than $169,000 to 180 deserving students.

You can make a difference, too.  A named scholarship can be created with a gift of $500 and an endowed scholarship with a gift of $10,000.

Learn more about the Foundation by visiting


Kathy Wolf, left, representative of Verve, a Credit Union Scholarship, with recipient Kendra Beahm.


Fond du Lac Area Foundation representatives and recipients from the Kiekhaefer Scholarship, Susan M. Henken Zibung Memorial Scholarship, Agnes Rose Scholarship, Robert and Rita Rucks Memorial Scholarship, and Ronald D. Hamilton Scholarship.


Thomas Endejan, left, representing the Larry Pasquini Memorial Scholarship, with recipient John Larson.


Don Charleston, center, representing the Don and Ann Charleston Scholarship, with recipients Sara Martens, left, and Kevin Diedrich, right.


Jason Hendricks, left, and TJ Julka, right, representing the J.F. Ahern Co. Scholarship, with recipient Danielle Braun.


John St. Peter, center, representing the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club Charities Scholarship, with recipients Caitlin Griep, Troy Sabel, Maria Bellows, and Eleanor Wenig.


Chuck Hornung, right, representing the North Fond du Lac Optimist Scholarship, with recipient Eugene Mueller.


Sherry Holmes, right, representing Stephanie Nevins for Health Care Scholarship, with recipient Nicole Uelmen.


Christine Jaglowski, left, and Marty Potter, right, representing the Bernard A. and Muriel F. Potter Memorial Scholarship, with recipient Lisa Lombard.


Katie Gindt, left, and Barb Brown, right, representing the MPACTE Scholarship, with recipients April Wery and Kakyla Stemier.

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Written by Joan Brezinsky
Alumni & Annual Fund Specialist