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Wisconsin Architects Foundation
President's Letter

 

Board of Directors
Paula M. Verboomen, AIA
President
John G. Horky, AIA
Vice President
Thomas M. Raley, AIA
Secretary/Treasurer
Ronald S. Burns, AIA
Whitney Gould, Hon. AIAW
Gary A. Gust, AIA
Jeff Niesen
Daniel J. Roarty, AIA
Gregory Thomson

November 2012

Dear Friends and Members of the WAF:

Thank you for supporting the Wisconsin Architects Foundation. Working together with members like you, the WAF has been successful in building a better Wisconsin and serving as a catalyst to improve our environment through architectural education and research.

As WAF President, I am pleased to report that in the most recently completed fiscal year the WAF received a total of $23,250 in contributions and awarded $23,450 in scholarships and grants. The increase in financial support enabled the WAF Board of Directors to strengthen its commitment to valuable scholarship and educational outreach programs. The following are a few highlights:

  • Memorial and special contributions grew, including a special fund-raising campaign to help underwrite the cost of masonry repairs to the WAF’s historic Stoner House in Madison.
  • A total of $17,400 in scholarships awarded to the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning. This includes $7,500 in scholarships for architecture students in the accredited graduate degree program, with the support of an AIA component grant, plus $1,400 in WAF scholarships awarded on behalf of the Milwaukee Chapter CSI, AIA Southwest Wisconsin, and the Elmer Johnson and Richard Hunzinger Memorial Scholarship Funds.
  • A $1,500 WAF tuition scholarship to a Wisconsin student pursuing an accredited architecture degree at the University of Oregon.
  • A $2,000 educational grant to help train 75 teachers about sustainable community development in support of over 1,500 elementary students participating in “Terrace Town: Going Green.”
  • WAF grants for continuing education programs at the AIA Wisconsin Convention and
    Fall Workshop.
  • Initiated a raffle, offering an opportunity to win special prizes while supporting WAF programs.

 

The WAF Board approved a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year that expands scholarship and grant support for architecture students at UWM, Wisconsin students attending architecture schools in other states, student chapter activities at universities and colleges across Wisconsin, a statewide design competition for high school students, workshops for emerging professionals, continuing education programs for architects, and initiatives to enhance public awareness of architecture.

The success of these valuable WAF programs depends on your continued financial support. Their importance continues to grow to meet the challenges of ever-rising college costs and a profession repositioning itself for the future.

On behalf of the WAF Board, please consider increasing your contribution this year and encouraging fellow design and construction industry leaders to support the WAF. For your review, I have enclosed a WAF Annual Report and a roster of contributors for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Cordially,
Wisconsin Architects Foundation

Paula M. Verboomen, AIA
President

 

2011-12 Annual Report    [3-page pdf]

 

 

2010-11 Annual Report

 

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