1967 Class Gift — Leave a Lasting Legacy
For our class gift, we chose to acknowledge our challenging time on campus and use it as symbol of moving forward by contributing to the Gold Star Honor Roll inside the newly renovated Memorial Union.
Originally, the Gold Star Honor Roll (GSHR) listed the names of UW–Madison heroes who died serving during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I through inscriptions in wooden planks on the walls of the Memorial Union’s Memorial Hall.
Thanks in part to the efforts begun by the Class of 1963’s 50-year reunion gift, the Gold Star Honor Roll is being updated to recognize all those who served from the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus since World War I through an interactive, electronic kiosk to go along with the original wooden planks.
With your support, our class can help to complete the Gold Star Honor Roll by the time it’s scheduled to be unveiled on Veterans Day 2017 — November 11 — and create a permanent endowment to ensure that these brave Badger men and women are always remembered.
By giving to the Gold Star Honor Roll, our Class of 1967 would receive permanent recognition alongside the Class of 1963 in the main hall next to the kiosk. We would also receive recognition within the kiosk content and on the Wisconsin Union’s GSHR web page.
Take a moment to watch this short video to get a sense of the moving experience the new Gold Star Honor Roll will add to Memorial Union. And see how your support, and the support of the entire Class of 1967, will help to bring the Honor Roll to life.
If you prefer to mail in a gift, you can find the giving form here.
UW–Madison and WAA are grateful for our Class of 1967 gift. Return for our class reunion — to be held October 12–15, 2017 — to see how your contribution will add to campus.