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Marilyn Boeldt – 1981

Service to the Community

The recipient of this award has demonstrated the importance of effective citizenship – core ability taught at Alverno – in the significant contributions he/she has made to the community.


Marilyn Boeldt Alverno College Service to the Community Award RecipientMarilyn passionately serves her community in so many ways.  She is a consummate professional fundraiser for the Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, tirelessly supporting that cause for over eleven years because she believes every child deserves someone who cares about them.  She is a loyal and active participant in caring friendships, especially to her pioneering circle of Alverno Women from the Class of 1981 Weekend College.  She is John’s wife, a mother of three and grandmother of five, all of whom adore her.

According to her nominator, if Marilyn joins a community cause, she immerses herself in the mission, emerging as a leader in short order.  She served as a board member of Community Shares Milwaukee (1997-2007) and as president.  And she continues to be active in the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County where she moderated candidate forums, conducted election night reporting, and also served as president of the board.  Her commitment to effective citizenship led her to co-chair the Voters’ Rights Study for the Milwaukee League in 2007.

Marilyn made a difference statewide by serving as a board member for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.  According to John Jansen, Executive Director of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee, “Marilyn is a very cooperative individual who has been a big help to me professionally, as well as a friend and ally. She is very sharp and a leader in the fund development field, as well as being very knowledgeable in the nonprofit arena.” 

Marilyn will professionally retire in 2014.  This award recognizes her decades of service and leadership in so many areas.

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