Honoring a Beloved Friend: The Eagles Establish a Nursing Scholarship – Madison College Foundation

Honoring a Beloved Friend: The Eagles Establish a Nursing Scholarship

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Honoring a Beloved Friend: The Eagles Establish a Nursing Scholarship

Eaglies Ladies

The women from the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Auxiliary #623, glow as they share about the impact that Kathy G had on the community, on her friends, and for the Eagles. Kathy, was a one-of-a-kind woman who lived to help others and exuded joy in everything she did. When she passed away they came together to honor her into perpetuity.

It took a year of grassroots fundraising to raise the $20,000 needed to establish the Kathy G Nursing Scholarship Fund, but it was a labor of love! This scholarship will create a significant impact for nursing students forever. At Madison College Foundation we are honored to be a piece of Kathy’s legacy, and thank the Eagles’ for their life changing investment.

About Kathy G

Kathy truly believed in the Eagle Motto “People Helping People” and used her nursing experience to spend six weeks to care for a friend who had received a bone marrow transplant. This is so typical of what Kathy did for her Eagle family, her own family, and friends.

Kathy began her Eagle journey by joining the Madison Eagles Auxiliary #623 in 1963 to honor her mother and father, who were a long-term Aerie and Auxiliary members.  Kathy went on to serve two terms as the Madison Auxiliary President and in 1978 took over the office of Auxiliary Secretary, a position she held for 17 years.  Kathy was instrumental in running the Bingo for our Madison Auxiliary and served many years as the Bingo Chairman.  Kathy was also involved in the Madison Drill and Ritual Teams.

As Kathy became involved in the Wisconsin State Auxiliary, she spent many years as the State Membership Chairman and served on many committees.  In 1982 she was elected as the State President.  Under her leadership, Wisconsin gained 820 new members and three new Auxiliaries.

She was employed as an LPN at the Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled, where she worked for over 40 years.  During her employment, she was active in the Wisconsin State Employee Union, on the Mayor’s committee for Juvenile Delinquency in Madison, and served on the National Advisory Board for Health Care Workers.  She also participated in many other local and state programs aimed at improving the lives of others.