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Society of Founders

Thank you to Our Society of Founders for Ensuring the Continuation of Our Work

The Community Foundation is positioned to continue enhancing the vitality and livability of the greater Wausau area—now and forever—due in large part to our Society of Founders. Membership in the Society was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, made possible by supporting the Wausau•Marathon County Fund with cumulative gifts of $10,000 or more between January 22, 1987 and January 22, 2012.

With the support of the individuals, corporations, and foundations listed below as our base, our community treasury has been built to over $5.5 million. Using the earnings generated, we have invested more than $3.75 million back into the community since our inception. We thank these founders for their vision, leadership, and commitment to meeting the needs of Wausau and Marathon County. Their names are inscribed in perpetuity on the Society of Founders wall of honor, proudly displayed in the Foundation’s reception area.

Philanthropist/$250,000+
Judd S. Alexander Foundation
Anonymous
Gannett Foundation/Wausau Daily Herald
Otto S. & Esther M. Holmskog
Caroline S. Mark Foundation
Marvin C. & Ruth J. Schuette/Wausau Homes
Wausau Insurance Companies

Visionary Club/$100,000+
Greenheck Fan Corporation
Benjamin D. & Josephine R. Stone
J.C. Sturtevant Foundation
Estelle B. & George D. Wolff, Jr.

Leadership Club/$40,000+
Nancy Frawley
George L. Geisler
Art & Barb Juedes
Bart & Patricia Kellnhauser
M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank
Mosinee Paper Foundation
River Valley Bank
Wausau Paper Mills Company
Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Wipfli LLP

20/20 Club/$20,000+
Associated Bank
Dwight & Linda Davis
Ron & Lynn Drecktrah
B. Folgert Advertising
Betty Thom Foster
Winifred Gooding
Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C.
Charitable Funds
Mark & Debra Hadley Family Trust/Business
Jerald Halvorsen & Marilyn Miller-Halvorsen
John & Sally Hattenhauer
David Jahnke Estate
Jim & Susan Lundberg
Thomas A. & Janice B. Mack
Marathon Electric Mfg. Corporation
Marathon Press
Todd & Camille Nicklaus
William M. & Mary Nell Reif
John & Nancy Skoug
SNE Enterprises
Mary D. & Stanley F. Staples, Jr.
Priscilla Steffke Estate
Chester L. Suski
Bill & Jean Tehan
US Bank
John & Lois vanKerkhoven
G. Lane & Linda Ware
Wausau Paper Foundation
Robert W. & Margaret A. Wolff

Society of Founders/$10,000+
Bruce & Beverly Abbott
Charles & Ginger Alden
Steve & Pam Anderson
Anonymous
Gordon & Arlene Backer
Robert W. Baird & Co.
David & Diane Bautsch
Carol R. Becker Estate
Mark & Ann Bradley
CTL Company, Inc.
Jerome R. Czerwinski Estate
Kenneth & Ellen Day
Kenneth R. & Barbara M. Dern
Richard D. & Nancy K. Dudley
Dudley Foundation
Mary Dudley & Greg Wortman
D.J. & Mary Clare Freeman
Paul & Deborah Gassner
Raymond & Marie Goldbach Foundation
Don & Karen Grade
Graebel Companies
Green Bay Packaging
Hannah & Rachel Grischke
John & Mary Ann Hartwig Family Foundation
Sam & Ethelyn Hoffman
Thomas H. Jacob Foundation
Ronald & Janet Klimisch
Patricia Kay & Fred T. Lundin
Keith, Linda & Paige Kocourek
LB Trucking
Paul W. Luebke Trust
MBX Corporation
Thomas & Peggie Mallery
J.N. Manson Agency
Marshall & Ilsley Trust
John & Susanne Michler
R. Bret & Sarah S. Miller
Keith & Michele Montgomery
Murco Foundation
Tom & Mary Murphy
Laurence & Shirley Niederhofer
Roy & Ruth Nuernberg
C. Duane & Joy Patterson
Jeff & Amy Plier
Lucille V. & Frederick Post, III
Louis & Sandra Pradt
Frederick & Linda Prehn
Edward Rahne Estate
Bob & Elie Reid
Larry & Kerry Rickert
Ruder Ware
John Runkel
Paul Schlindwein & Susan Tiedemann
Harvey H. & Helen K. Scholfield
Paul & Leah Schuett
Siebecker Foundation
James & Karen Sislo
James & Jann Slayton
Donald R. & Carol B. Stoffer
Tony & Jenny Sweeney
Gertrude Tatham
John W. & Doris W. Ullrich
Verizon Foundation
Gerald D. & Marion C. Viste
Ronald A. & Mary S. Westgate
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Duane & Margaret Wolding