Transforming Healthcare Education
Becoming a physician and helping to positively impact the lives of my future patients has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and I am thankful every day that I have the opportunity to attend a such an amazing school…I truly thank you for having a part in making that more possible for students like me through your gift.
Jordanne Ford, Class of 2022, scholarship recipient
Philanthropy, advocacy, and leadership all have been hallmarks of the partnership with MCW from William J. Listwan, MD ’68, GME ’74, and his late wife, Marlene. Their dedication includes longtime support for the Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund, the Annual Fund for Excellence and, most recently, a major legacy gift that also includes the MCW Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s research. They also have established two other significant funds in their name that focus on scientific innovation and cancer imaging research.
Joe and Jane Kerschner established the Kerschner Family Endowed Chair for Medical Education with a legacy gift to provide scholarship awards for medical students—an important priority of the institution to ensure that the nation’s next generation of physicians can take advantage of MCW’s innovative approach to healthcare education. The endowed chair will be held by the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, which provides an important recruitment tool for MCW to attract nationally regarded faculty now and in the future. This gift elevates MCW’s national reputation as a hub for medical education.
I am incredibly grateful to Julie for her longstanding support of and deep commitment to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
JOSEPH E. KERSCHNER, MD ’90, FEL ‘98, THE JULIA A. UIHLEIN, MA, DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AND PROVOST