Madison Founders’ Day Celebration

February 6 - 12:00AM - 2:00AM
One Alumni Place, 650 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706

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

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

The event will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soda, and water. A cash bar will be available.

There is no cost to attend.
RSVP by February 4.

About the Program

Enjoy a special presentation:

A Conversation on Native American Health Care


  • Kiana Beaudin ’10, MPA’15 — a physician assistant and the youngest executive director in the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation health department
  • Danielle Yancey ’04, MS’10 — director of the Native American Center for Health Professions with the UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health


We are pleased to honor Forward under 40 Award recipient Kiana Beaudin. As a health care provider and community leader, Beaudin takes a multi-faceted approach to fight health disparities. She has organized community health screenings and awareness programs on both a local and national level, co-created a cultural competency training program, and incorporates the Ho-Chunk language into the clinic setting..

Forward under 40 recognizes alumni under the age of 40 who are outstanding examples of living the Wisconsin Idea — the idea that this public university exists to serve the public good.


6 p.m. Check-in
6:30 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Award presentation
8 p.m. Event concludes

Additional Information

Parking is available in Lot 6 at 600 N. Park Street and at the City of Madison’s State Street parking garage at 415 N. Lake Street.

If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact McKenzie Zdrale ’00 at or 608-294-0091. You can also contact Angeline Mboutngam ’19 at

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