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President’s Donor Gala

On Thursday May 8, 2014, Clarke University held its annual President’s Donor Gala on Clarke’s campus. More than 150 people were in attendance for the event, in which we honored and thanked our loyal donors for their continued generosity.  We also recognized new members for the President’s Society as well as the Mary Frances Clarke Legacy Society. 

Photo highlights include:

Sara McAlpin, BVM received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her Service to Clarke University. 

Volunteer of the Year Sara McAlpin

New members to the President’s Society – Diamond  Circle
Donors who have given a cumulative of $1,000,000 to Clarke.
Mary Jane Klemm Schueth ’62 

Diamond - Mary Jane Klemm Schueth

New members to the President’s Society – Gold  Circle
Donors who have given a cumulative of $100,000-$499,999 to Clarke.
James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation 

James B. and Melita A. McDonough

Rob and Agnes Wahlert

Gold - Rob Wahlert

New members to the Gold Circle of the President’s Society who were unable to join.  
Carl Carlsson and the late Rose Marie Schnepf Carlsson ’52 and Carl Carlsson
Mary Jo Rossi Furgal ’61 and Joseph Furgal
Winnie Chan Lee ’61 and Conrad Lee -NO
Jane Cowlishaw Monaghan ’62 and Ed Monaghan -NO

New members to the President’s Society – Silver  Circle
Donors who have given a cumulative of $50,000-$199,999 to Clarke.
The Leo and Joy McCarthy Family

McCarthy

 

Jenifer Collins Westphal ’84 and Jeff Westphal and The Majik Foundation 

Westphal

New members to the Silver Circle of the President’s Society who were unable to join.  
The late John and Patricia Bush
Georgia State University  
Gerry Staehlin Klinglesmith ’62 and Dan Klinglesmith                    
Janet Manatt Pilcher ’69 and Fred Pilcher    
Rachel Schemmel 

New members to the President’s Society – Bronze Circle
Donors who have given a cumulative of $10,000-$49,999 to Clarke.
C.J. and Mary Ann Gantz

Bronze - CJ and Mary Ann Gantz  

 

The late Alice Wilgenbusch Kirpes ’61 and Robert Kirpes 

Bronze - Robert Kirpes

 

Mary Minnehan Moothart ’72 and Timothy Moothart

Bronze - Mary and Tim Moothart

 

Jeanne Doll O’Connell ’50 and John O’Connell 

John O'Connell

 

Mary Schreiber ’73 and James Herrig 

Bronze - Mary Schrieber and James Herrig

 

Sedona Staffing Services Inc.

Bronze -Sedona Staffing Services Inc.

 

John and Mary Stavnes

Bronze - John and Mary Stavnes

 

Beth Triplett 

Bronze - Beth Triplett

 

RADM Ronald C. Wilgenbusch, USN (Ret.) and Judy Wilgenbusch  

Bronze -Ron and Judy Wilgenbusch

New members to the Bronze Circle of the President’s Society who were unable to join.  
Abbott Laboratories
Blue Bunny
Janet Niehaus Carroll ’67
John Cerasani
Madeline Schwarz Czervionke ’73 and Robert Czervionke
The late Josephine Flammang
Daniel and Linda Gantz
Elaine Lynch Hegmann ’60
The late Mary Hopkins Mayer
Dorothy Pannkuk Lemke ’79 and Duane Lemke
Mary McAllister ’77 and John Melvold
Jack Miles
Mary Jane Spencer Miller ’46
Mimi Moylan Moran ’66 and Patrick Moran
Diana Borst Nawrocki ’58 and Ronald Nawrocki
Sue Russell Nugent ’64 and Rich Nugent
Anne Brown O’Meara ’70
Mary Schreiber ’73 and James Herrig -YES
Jane Daly Seaberg ’78 and Doug Seaberg
Lou Mullen Sondern ’49 and Al Sondern
George and Samaria Towfic
Susan Wahlert
Wells Fargo Foundation
Joyce Kennedy Wisniewski ‘62 and Henry Wisniewski 

New Mary Frances Clarke Legacy Society Members 

Andy ‘02 and Kara Pickel Schroeder ‘04  - were welcomed as new members of the Mary Frances Clarke Legacy Society. The Mary Frances Clarke Legacy Society is for individuals who have made provisions for Clarke in their estate plans. 

Andy and Kara Schroeder

Also joining the Mary France Clarke Legacy Society, but were unable to attend were:
Sarah Jo Burke ’83 and Karen Ryker ’68
Kathleen Burns ’67 and J. Stephen Ramey
Maurine Mackin Elliott ’63
Paula Koellner Friedman ’78 and Terry Friedman
Monica Heath ’62
William R. Klauer
Kathleen Maloney Loomis ’74
Betty Penney McCabe ’62 and James McCabe
Mary Jo Luedtke McElmeel ’63
The late Helen McGuire
Deirdre Lagen Segerson ’51
Sheila Turney ’71
Mary Ann Soenke Walter ’67 and William Walter 
Margaret Ware
Jack Wertzberger 

All members of Clarke’s four recognition societies – Founders’ Annual Giving, 1843 BVM, President’s and Mary Frances Clarke Legacy – are invited to the annual event. To see more photos from this event, click here.

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