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Founders' THE


Membership Information The legacy of Mary Frances Clarke and the founding Sisters is alive at Clarke through the vibrancy of our campus community and longstanding traditions. The Founders’ Society is an extension of Clarke’s BVM heritage and membership is reserved for alumni, parents and friends contributing $1,000 or more to Clarke annually. Your annual leadership gift allows students to have a well-rounded experience both inside and outside of the classroom by supporting premier academic programs and enrichment activities. For each year of membership, you will receive a custom medallion commemorating people, places and events from Clarke’s historic past and present. In addition, Founders’ Society members receive exclusive updates and invitations.

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The Founders’ Society medallion program was underwritten thanks to the generosity of the Clarke University Board of Trustees.

Mary Frances Clarke M E DA L L I O N

In 1843, Irish woman Mary Frances Clarke journeyed into pioneer territory and formed a congregation of religious women, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With a belief in changing hearts and minds, Clarke University was born.

Class Tree

First medallion in collection


One of Clarke’s most meaningful traditions, the class tree-planting and subsequent tree-naming ceremony are practices that have taken place on Clarke’s campus for more than a century.

Second medallion in collection

The Twin Spires M E DA L L I O N

This medallion depicts the original Sacred Heart Chapel’s most prominent features, the twin spires. These monumental pieces of Clarke’s history were constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. Third medallion in collection

BVM Core Values M E DA L L I O N

Originally created by Carmelle Zserdin, BVM ’61, for an installation in the main entrance of the Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry, this symbol commemorates the continued BVM spirit, tradition and legacy at Clarke.

Fourth medallion in collection

Computer Pioneer M E DA L L I O N

As a leader and pioneer in her field, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, made her mark on Clarke by establishing one of the country’s earliest, small-college computer science departments in 1965.

R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium

Fifth medallion in collection


After the fire of 1984, the R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium was built in the center of campus and restored connectivity for the Clarke community.

Sixth medallion in collection

2015-2016 Founders’ Annual Giving Society Members MARY FRANCES CLARKE CIRCLE A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Charitable Foundation Ed* and Shirley Babka Elizabeth (Bartels) Bray ’52 Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Tim and Christine Conlon Conlon Construction Co. Jack Crahan * Jim and Mary Doyle Dubuque Racing Association ExxonMobil Corporation Daniel Fabiano Bernadine Fleury ’60 * Mary Jo (Rossi) ’61 and Joe Furgal Gallagher Family Foundation Carolyn (FitzGerald) Gantz ’70 C.J. and Mary Ann Gantz Jim and Jean Gantz Gantz Foundation/Pepsi Georgia State University Carolyn (Sanders) ’66 and John Haupert Bob and Marilyn Hoefer Iowa College Foundation James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation William R. Klauer, Jr. Klauer Family Charitable Foundation Sharon Kress ’69 and Keith Cook Thomas * and Barbara Kutchera Katherine (Au-Young) ’57 and Paul Lam Sue (Vande Voorde) ’72, '77M and Mark Lansing H.J. and Denice Markley Dorice (Schiller) ’61 and Corbin McNeill Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque Janet Rhomberg Mary Routledge ’45 * Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Sisters of Charity, BVM

Jayne (Zenaty) ’71 and Joe Spittler Telligen Community Initiative The Butler Family Foundation The Majik Foundation Anne Thing Tri-State Travel U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Donna '86 and Bob Wahlert Rob and Agnes Wahlert Wahlert Foundation Mary Ann (Soenke) ’67 and Bill Walter Jenifer (Collins) ’84 and Jeff Westphal Mary Ann (Froslie) Wilens ’63

Bob Kirpes Nancy (Swift) ’67 and Jim Klauer Gerry (Staehlin) ’62 and Daniel Klinglesmith Barbara Kruse McKesson Foundation Inc. Patricia McKevitt ’67 Michael ’00 and Linda Pedersen Jim Ryan * Cathy Schulze ’72 and Dennis Coll Mary Celeste (Coyle) ’63 and Donald Steinwachs University of Northern Iowa U.S. Bank Foundation Phil and Joan Weber

MARGARET MANN CIRCLE Susan (Matheson) ’71 and Jay Allen Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation William Hopkins Mary Schmid Jim and Diane Thompson

ROSE O’TOOLE CIRCLE Adobe Systems Incorporated Bank of America Pam (Zwack) ’67 and John Beaver * Joanne Burrows, SC Mary Jo Chapman Emily Chew and Bob Murphy City of Dubuque Katie Corrigan ’85 Crescent Electric Supply Co. Dubuque Bank & Trust Meneve Dunham ’53 Eide Bailly FloorShow Companies Lyle Gassmann, Sr. Hon Mai (Lam) ’58 and Joseph Goodman Mary Jean (Schmidt) ’79 and Dick Gregory Daisy and Keith Halvorson Rita (Walsh) Hedberg ’55 * Deborah (Green) ’81 and Michael Hervey Iowa Department of Natural Resources Mary Jean Jecklin ’69 and Kelley Rea John and Janet Knabel Lynch Family Foundation

ELIZA KELLY CIRCLE Anna and Raymond Bukszar Jack Calmeyn John Cerasani Harry and Cindi Doyle Dubuque County Early Childhood Dupaco Community Credit Union Mary Gantz Timothy and Susan Gantz Carol (Niederriter) ’65 and David Handel Hormel Foods Corporation Camille Jacques ’52 Saiko Jin Bellings ’03 and Andy Bellings Sue (McGovern) ’69 and Steve Juergens Pat (Spaight) ’55 and Bob Kaliban John and Jane Kiefer

Mathis-Pfohl Foundation Bill and Karen May Kevin McCarthy and David Phong Qui Bui Dee and David McCormick Diana (Callaghan) ’72 and Paul McCoy Ann McDonough ’86 and Peter Healey ’87 Dick and Mary McKay Midwest Business Products Wanda and Chuck Morrow Jeanne Nagle ’64, ’70M Sue (Tiedje) Otting ’62 Ruth (Powers) Perkins ’41 * Elizabeth Petty ’81 and Karen Milner Carol ’01 and Dennis Powers Prudential Jeanne (Powers) ’66 and Brendan Quann John Richter SC Ministry Foundation Mary Jo (Freiburger) ’68 and Lester Schmerr Linda (Laufenberg) ’98 and Jan Scott Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. John and Mary Stavnes Storm Products, Inc. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Jackie (Brodnax) Turner ’67 Susan Wahlert Mary Weller ’52 RADM Ronald C. Wilgenbusch, USN (Ret.) and Judy Wilgenbusch Tom and Susan Williams CATHERINE BYRNE CIRCLE Abbott Laboratories Margarita Alemany-Moreno ’65 Alliant Energy Ed and Patricia Alt Anadarko Anderson-Weber Inc.

Margene (Thornton) ’63 and Patrick Beckham Rita (Brennan) ’68 and Richard Berens Cathy (Fraher) ’82 and Peter Bergmann Bill Biebuyck Alan and Beth Bird Loras and Carrie Bleile Suzanne (Diers) ’67 * and Mike Blouin Regina Boarman Nicole (Heiderscheit) ’15M and Tyler Breitbach Mary Breslin, BVM Brocade Jean (Kennedy) Brown ’44 Patricia (Boone) ’71 and Ronald Buehner Beth (Brown) ’60 and Fran Butler Kathy Cahill ’67 Micki (Lott) ’64 and Bob Cardelli Carl Carlsson Janet (Niehaus) Carroll ’67 Terri (Classen) ’52 and Art Catrambone Karen (Manghera) ’83 and Art Chiappetta Rose Marie (Peschang) Chun ’49 Marriann (Kalina) ’75 and Grady Cole Olga (de Arazoza) ’67 and Donald Connor Carmen Contreras Mary Rose Corrigan-Psihoyos ’04M and Gus Psihoyos Cottingham & Butler Insurance Inc. Colleen (Sullivan) ’73 and James Coulas Madeline (Schwarz) ’73 and Bob Czervionke Kate Davy ’71 Mary Day ’70 June (Kuba)’54 and Emmet* Delay Deloitte Foundation Diamond Jo Casino Patricia (Knight) ’63 and William Dillard Sue Dolter ’73, ’87M Roberto ’13 and Dawn Dominguez Patti (Pederson) Donlon ’61 William and Mary Pat Donlon Kevin and Sharon Doyle Margaret Drey ’54 Deb ’94 and Jack Duehr DuTrac Community Credit Union

Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort Maurine (Mackin) Elliott ’63 Bob and Patricia Engeman Margaret Enzler ’65 Lauren Erbach ’07 Rich and Rae Ewers Jill (Armstrong) ’57 and Denis Faber Martha (Menke) Fahey ’63 Shirley (Johnsen) ’61 and Anthony Francavilla Kathy (Cassidy) ’60 and John Frasco Marabeth ’94M and Norm Freund Pat Friedman Paula (Koellner) ’78 and Terry Friedman Janet (Vander Heyden) Furman ’62 General Electric Foundation Jim and Cathy Giese Ann (Donahue) ’65 and Len Giunta John Glunz Teri (Hawks) ’76 and John Goodmann Kim (Esser) ’79 and Glen Hall Carol (De Roo) ’57 and William Hanrahan Jan Hansel ’81 Collin Heer ’15 Elaine (Lynch) Hegmann ’60 Alan Heinen Monica (Lyons) ’86 and Tim Heller ’86 Becky ’84M and Ron Herrig Theresa (Frommelt) ’74 and Roger Herting Sheila (Doyle) ’78 and Tom Hocking Hotel Julien Dubuque Thomas Hummer Jim and Jo Ann Hurley Connie and Jerry Inman Jean (Lennon) ’64 and G. Patrick Johnson Louise Kames ’77 Brian and Kathleen Kane Kane, Norby & Reddick, P.C. Ruth Kehl Joan (Schneider) Kershner ’45 Mary Lou (Norton) ’61 and Robert King Roger Klauer Toni ’90 and Mac Klingler

Jill (Hallahan) ’68 and James Kramer Gina Kubik ’12 Judy (Stilling) ’71 and Richard Kuhlmann Jeanne (Weber) Lauritsen ’66 Henry and Paula Lederman Winnie (Chan) ’61 and Conrad Lee Dorothy (Pannkuk) ’79 and Duane Lemke Eileen (Lavery) ’59 and George Lingen Connie Locher-Bussard ’54 and Larry Bussard JoAnne (Minnehan) ’76 and John Lonergan Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. Anne Lynch-Hall ’73 and Bob Hall Mary Mackin ’65 Jennifer ’06D and Steven Mai Maggie Maloney ’64 Marcia McAllister ’73 and Chris Knowles Mary McAllister ’77 and John Melvold Mike and Judy McCoy McCoy Group Mary Jo (Luedtke) McElmeel ’63 LeNae (DeSotel) ’62 and Bill McNulty Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans Grace Mendez Mercy School of Nursing Alumni Association Jack Miles Mary Jane (Spencer) Miller ’46 Bob and Donna Miller Kylee Miller ’12 Mary (Minnehan) ’72 and Tim Moothart Mimi (Moylan) ’66 and Patrick Moran Sam ’06 and Shelly (Reittinger) Murley ’09 Cam Murphy Mary Ellen (Hood) Murphy ’60 Diana (Borst) ’58 and Ronald Nawrocki Karen (McKay) ’68 and Loras Neuroth Jeanne (Doll) ’50 and Gene O'Connell Bill and Donna O'Dell Jeff Olson Anne (Brown) O'Meara ’70 Louise (Schuster) ’59 and Joseph Ottavi Plane Art Designs Inc. Rose Mary (Vito) ’69 and Robert Pratt

Steven and Shannon Rawson Gilbert * and Marie Redelman Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Bob Roeth ’88 Kathy (Moriarty) ’74 and Bill Rohner Barbara Roy ’61 Diane (Boge) ’75, ’93 and James Sass Scott ’94 and Dawn Savary Susan (Duffy) Schaffrath ’67 and James Lindholm Connie (Kuhl) ’62 and William Schlak John and Donna Schmidt Jim and Sharon Schneider Louise and Jeffrey Schrank Mary Schreiber ’73, ’75M and Jim Herrig Andy ’02, ’10M and Kara Schroeder ’04, ’16M Sheryl Schulte ’71 and Jeanne LaVigne Jane (Daly) ’78 and Doug Seaberg Deirdre (Lagen) Segerson ’51 Rosemary (McGuirk) ’60 and James Sheehan Kathryn (Cass) ’80 and Mark Siebenaller Catherine (Hsu) ’58 and Charles Sih Lou (Mullen) ’49 and Al Sondern Steele Capital Management Charlie Sturm ’86 Kathy Sullivan ’71, ’85M TH Media The Metrix Company George and Samira Towfic Maripat (Obiala) ’69 and Tom Tropp Carol (Schmidt) ’83 and Mike Trueg Sheila Turney ’71 U.S. Bank Karen Volz ’80 and Lance Heeren Kathy (Graham) ’63 and Len Weigel Welu Printing Co Inc. Jim and Polly White Joshua Withington ’05 and Erin Stevens Kate and Matt Zanger Pat and Janet Zuccaro Anonymous Donors * Deceased

Founders' Medallion Collection

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