WAA: Los Angeles Founders’ Day Celebration

April 26
CANCELED, more info below.

We’ve been monitoring rapidly changing conditions and new information about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recent recommendations from public health officials and guidelines established by UW–Madison leadership, we have decided to cancel all alumni events through April 30, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and we appreciate your continued support of UW–Madison.

Forward is our driving spirit …”“On, Wisconsin” lyrics by Carl Beck

The UW has been changing lives and moving the world forward since it was founded. Join us for an exciting Founders’ Day gathering to celebrate everything we love about our university. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

About the Program

Enjoy a special presentation:

Creating Happiness: From Main Street, U.S.A., to a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Kris Theiler ’88 — vice president of Disneyland Park

Cost and Inclusions

$50 per person
$30 for 2010–19 grads
RSVP by April 22.
Registration is required!

The event will include hors d’oeuvres and an open bar serving beer and wine.


We are pleased to honor Badger of the Year Award recipient Gregory Sinaiko ’94.

Badger of the Year honorees are selected based on leadership in their professions, service in their communities, and/or contributions to volunteer organizations.


3 p.m. Check-in and reception
4 p.m. Program
6 p.m. Event concludes

Distinguished Guests

Meet former UW–Madison chancellor David Ward MS’62, PhD’63 and former executive associate director of UW–Madison’s Waisman Center Judith Ward ’64. Also in attendance will be Distinguished Alumni Award winners Joy Picus ’51; Dr. E. Richard Stiehm ’54, MD’57; Judith Hicks Stiehm ’57; Peter Weil ’70, JD’74; and Kelly Kahl ’89.

Additional Information

For security reasons, all attendees’ names must be on the list at the guard gate. If you do not register, your name will not be on the list, and you will be unable to get in.


Complementary valet parking will be available.


If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact John Mills ’85 at johnmills@uwalumni.com. You may also contact Linda Procci ’72, MS’74 at linda.procci@gmail.com.

Organized by WAA: Los Angeles Chapter.

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