Milwaukee-Downer alumnae

Eileen Paulson Johnson M-D’66“Reflecting back on that October day in 1963 when the merger was announced, I never would have predicted that one day I would be involved in alumni activities for Lawrence University. 

"There are so many things that set Downer apart from other institutions I could have chosen. We were a women’s college that encouraged both observing and then fulfilling leadership roles. I loved the traditions which we still remember and hold dear—the singing, the rigorous curriculum, the faculty, the proximity to the downtown of Milwaukee for cultural things and the exposure to a gracious way of living. The liberal arts education served me well through the many chapters of my life: raising a family, leading church activities, my career as a music teacher and community activities.

"Today I particularly enjoy the people who make Lawrence what it is. I have found great pleasure in meeting current students as well for outings as a representative of the alumni association. While showing them the community, I want to impart the importance of higher education for women and encourage them to always remember the sacrifices that were made to make today’s education possible.”

Eileen Paulson Johnson M-D’66

Click on a range of class years to view a list of donors.

Classes of 1939–44

Class of 1939

Participation Rate: 50.0%

Total Raised: $50

Donors

14 Elva Diekelmann Elliot


Class of 1940

Participation Rate: 50.0%

Total Raised: $2,302

Gifts of $2,000+

20 Elizabeth B. Adler § +


Class of 1941

Participation Rate: 60.0%

Total Raised: $111

Donors

30+ Audrey Beyer Jones

30+ Dorothy Goetzke Loehner

18 Ann Sullivan Nelson P’65


Class of 1942

Participation Rate: 25.0%

Total Raised: $100

Donors

30+ Harriet Carman Moore


Class of 1943

Class Secretary: Marion Longyear Sonderegger P’76
Participation Rate: 14.3%

Total Raised: $10

Donors

30+ Ruth Fanning Holyoke +


Class of 1944

Participation Rate: 20.0%

Total Raised: $100

Donors

30+ Beverly Rose Sellman

 

Classes of 1945–49

Class of 1945

Participation Rate: 41.7

Total Raised: $1,300

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Marilyn Jelliffe Rothschild §

Donors

30+ Nancy Hascall Krohn

30+ Esther McGurer Norbut +

30+ Roylee Ross Pflughoeft

30+ Nancy Balster Schuler


Class of 1946

Class Agent: Jeanne Albrecht Young P’70

Participation Rate: 55.6%

Total Raised: $570

Gifts of $250+

30+ Doris A. Stilwell

Donors

15 Sue Son Esser

22 Ellen Zieper Kirchberger

30+ Shirley Vogt Rogers

30+ Jeanne Albrecht Young P’70


Class of 1947

Class Agent: Pauline Pautsch Putnam

Class Secretary: Betty Domrose Brown P’78

Participation Rate: 56.3%

Total Raised: $1,005

Gifts of $250+

30+ Betty Domrose Brown P’78 §

Donors

30+ Joan K. Downey

24 Sally Gruetzmacher Holl

30+ Betty Bleyer Hopkins

30+ Amy Uchimoto Naito

30+ Pauline Pautsch Putnam

26 Beryl Webb Spencer

30+ Jean Ebling Stokes

30+ Louise Wesle Wuesthoff


Class of 1948

Participation Rate: 37.5%

Total Raised: $2,250

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Suzanne Sims Forrest

Gifts of $500+

30+ Shirley Hart Archer

Gifts of $250+

24 Adeline Kano

Donors

30+ Betty Knuesel Blake

30+ Harriet Zinneman Levy

30+ Mary Port Mehring P’73

30+ Dorothy Chamberlain Millikan

30+ Patricia Cirves Moyer

30+ Barbara Cook Wood §


Class of 1949

Class Secretary: Kikue Kikuchi Rich
Participation Rate: 33.3%

Total Raised: $1,220

Gifts of $1,000+

23 Kikue Kikuchi Rich

Donors

25 Marian Gums John

4 June Marinelle McCotter

11 Jane Tremper Meyer

20 Janice Matthews Neal

 

Classes of 1950–54

Class of 1950

Participation Rate: 23.5%

Total Raised: $10,325

Gifts of $10,000+

30+ Audrey Gilg

Gifts of $250+

30+ Marjorie Evert Hill

Donors

18 Marilyn Fiedler Hayman

28 Hope Freeman Johnson


Class of 1951

Class Agent: Sue Pepper Joys
Participation Rate: 58.6%

Total Raised: $7,782

Gifts of $5,000+

30+ Virginia A. Palmer §

Gifts of $500+

30+ Mary E. Fortney

Gifts of $250+

30+ Marjorie A. Bailey

30+ Sue Pepper Joys §

30+ Mary E. Van Gorden §

Donors

30+ Ann Gregerson Andersen

30+ Doris Messerschmidt Carmichael

30+ Colleen Schmechel Chambers §

30+ Beryl Manly Doyle §

30+ Susanne Carroll Heinritz P’85

30+ Patricia Lynn Hoggatt

30+ Nancy Twelmeyer Kempf

30+ June Raichle Kohler

14 Marian Koller Laev

30+ Sidney Stoker Morgan

28 Gertrude Knauss Paradis

30+ Ursula Feilman Sasso


Class of 1952

Class Agent: Rightie Revercomb Pappenheim

Class Secretary: Elaine Koepsel Zarse

Participation Rate: 27.3%

Total Raised: $1,300

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Nancy Chadbourne Maze P’88

Donors

29 Elizabeth Ahrens Botting

30+ Patricia Schmidt Davenport

22 Shirley J. Marine

30+ Rightie Revercomb Pappenheim

27 Sally Hubbard Paschal


Class of 1953

Class Agent: Margaret Ferry Roseboom

Class Secretaries: Joan Poppert Jacobs, Dorothy Mintzlaff Kennedy

Participation Rate: 47.8%

Total Raised: $5,605

Gifts of $2,000+

30+ Elizabeth Schlenk Cook §

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Joan Poppert Jacobs §

30+ Nancy Huston Schulein

Gifts of $500+

30+ Dorothy Mintzlaff Kennedy

Gifts of $250+

30+ Jane Baumann Savitt

Donors

24 Janet B. Chermak

30+ Janet Coffelt Davis

25 Bernadine Moore Montgomery

30+ Margaret Ferry Roseboom

28 Patricia Freyburger Watson

30+ Elizabeth Schumacher Windsor


Class of 1954

Class Secretary: Nancy Perkins Hanley

Participation Rate: 25.0%

Total Raised: $2,760

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Nancy Perkins Hanley

30+ Donna Weltcheff Schroeder P’79 §

Donors

30+ Nancy Moberg Foss

29 Mary Ann Hanson Link

30+ Elizabeth Rodgers Sawyers

30+ Alice Schroeder Wandt

30+ Alpha Wetenkamp

 

Classes of 1955–59

Class of 1955

Class Agent: Janet Neese

Class Secretary: Betty Heistad Barrett

Participation Rate: 78.9%

Total Raised: $23,674

Gifts of $10,000+

30+ Betty Heistad Barrett §

Gifts of $2,000+

30+ Ruth Legler Qualich §

30+ Marlene Crupi Widen §

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Joanne Fude Cook

30+ Zoe Ganos §

Gifts of $500+

30+ Joan Bailey Aker

Gifts of $250+

24 Dorothy Zygmunt Drowns §

Donors

30+ Ann Kissinger Beringer

30+ Beth Grosskopf George

27 Beverly Born Hunt

30+ Betty Key Hurd

30+ Joanne Bondi Kedzie

30+ Austra Skadulis Kiusals

30+ Marye Toronyi Nash Kraemer

30+ Janet Neese §


Class of 1956

Class Secretary: Ruth Theine Suh

Participation Rate: 33.3%

Total Raised: $1,995

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Diana Fox Ekedahl

Gifts of $500+

30+ Elizabeth Sharpe Steinhilber

Gifts of $250+

30+ Kay S. Kerst §

Donors

30+ Biruta Kalejs Abuls

25 Patricia Leszkiewicz Brinkman

21 Elaine Kubis Larsen

30+ Ruth Theine Suh


Class of 1957

Class Secretary: Barbara Lieberum Westhofen

Participation Rate: 11.8%

Total Raised: $103

Donors

30+ Barbara Kraemer Davidson P’92

30+ Barbara Lieberum Westhofen §


Class of 1958

Class Agent: Gail Page Cordry

Participation Rate: 65.0%

Total Raised: $10,335

Gifts of $5,000+

30+ Louise Pick Caser

Gifts of $2,000+

29 Gail Page Cordry

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Marla McCarty Gousseff §

30+ Ellen Veed §

Gifts of $500+

30+ Judith Rossmiller Getzin

Donors

30+ Gretchen Engel Bailey

23 Julianne Ruedt Borges

14 D'Arcy Gifford Elsperman

3 Barbara Fukumato Fujimoto

30+ Lois Votapek Harshaw

27 Gloria Van Vleet Leo

8 Nancy Johnson Schildgen

15 Shirley Zurchauer


Class of 1959

Class Secretary: Carolyn Bogle Morrow

Participation Rate: 72.7%

Total Raised: $3,311

Gifts of $1,000+

28 Nona Roesler Kyle

Gifts of $500+

30+ Kay Arnold Hinckley

Gifts of $250+

26 Constance Torzynski Mahsem

30+ Ann Burger Terwilliger P’92

Donors

30+ Barbara Mayne Carow

25 Lorene Metzler Damewood §

24 Dorothea Hofmann Gessner

28 Lois Zimmerman Lind

30+ Sharon Olson MacCallum

30+ Barbara Mayer

30+ Joan Christophersen Meier

29 Rose Marie Kosmatka Reich

30+ Nancy A. Richards §

25 Ellen Carow Squillace

30+ Mary Dittmer Welch

20 Penelope Spoor Weyenberg

 

Classes of 1960–64

Class of 1960

Class Agent: Jeanette Schmidt Hess

Class Secretary: Kathryn M. Heidenfelder

Participation Rate: 33.3%

Total Raised: $2,525

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Mary Schipper De Mund

Gifts of $500+

25 Jeanette Schmidt Hess §

Gifts of $250+

30+ Diane Coddington Turner

Donors

9 Karen R. Christiansen Ferrin

18 Wilma Baldwin Hanson

19 Mary Jane Jones

29 Ruth Lahey Mahlum

30+ Prudence Schmidt Meyer

30+ Judith Davis Timms

20 Kathleen Ehlert Wollin

30+ Darleen Dick Young


Class of 1961

Class Agent: Nancy Van Schelven Solon

Participation Rate: 55.6%

Total Raised: $1,260

Gifts of $500+

30+ Marcia Duin Mentkowski §

Donors

30+ Kay Dobson Auer

16 Joanne Adler Behling

30+ Kathleen Parmentier Hansen

30+ Janet Sayre Hoeft

30+ Judith Underberg Jorsch

28 Sheryn Biegelaar Smith §

30+ Nancy Schroeder Snyder

30+ Nancy Van Schelven Solon

29 Carol Neibel Wise


Class of 1962

Class Agent: Janice Mueller Smith

Participation Rate: 64.3%

Total Raised: $3,930

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Jane Conway Reynolds

Gifts of $500+

30+ Gayle Barenz Othen §

Gifts of $250+

30+ Bonnie Maas McClellan §

29 Rebecca Framke Post

30+ Peggy Hilton Snyder §

Donors

30+ Janet Arntz Arundel

30+ Barbara L. Borns §

28 Alouise Carlson Brummer P’98 ’96

21 Joan Macomber Byron

30+ Luaine Herzog

30+ Jeanette A. Housner

24 Judy Smith Miller

30+ Suzanne Gebhardt Munson

30+ Audre Ganske Patel

12 Carol Nelson Rieske

30+ Janice Mueller Smith

29 Judith Lindner Sriver

30+ Nancy Holmes Swanberg


Class of 1963

Class Agent: Nancy Habetler Kaliebe P’90

Class Secretary: Anita Beltran Moore

Participation Rate: 35.0%

Total Raised: $1,430

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Nancy Habetler Kaliebe P’90 §

Gifts of $250+

26 Anita Beltran Moore §

Donors

5 Bonita Cheesebrough Colber

27 Patricia Nell Curtis

18 Juliana Juan Keller

18 Joellen O’Neil

13 Mary Abrams Roberson


Class of 1964

Participation Rate: 35.7%

Total Raised: $2,450

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Lorraine Hoffmann

Gifts of $500+

25 Susan Stapleford Woodall

Gifts of $250+

28 Mary Gibbon Nortman

Donors

30+ Diana Holtz Bartels

20 Nancy Devries Esker

19 Sarah Haynam Hill

29 Katy Ghawi Ibrahim

30+ Carol Grogan Nyberg

30+ Benita Downer Rountree

30+ Karen Krause Thunberg

 

Classes of 1965–67

Class of 1965

Participation Rate: 36.4%

Total Raised: $750

Gifts of $250+

30+ Judy Kennedy Brothers

2 Julien Minard

Donors

19 Judith I. Kronmeyer

30+ Anne Uribe Walker


Class of 1966

Participation Rate: 50.0%

Total Raised: $3,051

Gifts of $2,000+

24 Joan Reahard Bennison

Gifts of $1,000+

30+ Eileen Paulson Johnson

Donors

29 Nan Tully Willett


Class of 1967

Participation Rate: 100.0%

Total Raised: $25

Donors

8 Beth Elliott Lozano

 

2+ Cumulative years of giving
+ Deceased
‡ Matching gift
§ Legacy Circle

These listings reflect contributions received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube