UWL Foundation Board
The UWL Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board has the fiduciary responsibility for the management and investment of all charitable gifts for UWL.
UWL Foundation Board Meetings 2019:
February 22, 2019: 3:00-5:00 pm
May 3, 2019: 10:00 am-12pm
August 23, 2019: 3:00-5:00pm
November 15, 2019: 10am-12pm
|Name||Position on Board||Committee Position||Employer||Occupation||Term end date|
|Mark Dahlke||Executive, Investment Chair, Governance||Wells Fargo Advisors||Financial Advisor||2020|
|Laurie Diekhoff||Governance, Philanthropy & Community Engagement||Retired, Illinois Wesleyan University||2026|
|Jon Erickson||Finance, Philanthropy & Community Engagement||Retired, ACT||2026|
|Joe Heim||Vet's Hall of Honor Chair, Philanthropy & Community Engagement||UWL Professor Emeritus||Higher Ed. - Prof.||2019|
|Ilene Kernozek||Past Chair||Executive Chair, Governance, Audit||Gundersen Medical Foundation||Development-Health||2021|
|Jenny Kuderer Radcliffe||Vice Chair||Executive, Investment, Governance||Wisconsin Economic Development Corp||Public Admin.||2022|
|James Langdon||Treasurer||Executive, Philanthropy & Community Engagment Chair, Governance||WI DOA Division of Enterprise Operations||Public Admin.||2021|
|Roger Legrand||Audit, Philanthropy & Community Engagement||Retired||Law||2023|
|Jay Lokken||Vet's Hall of Honor, Philanthropy & Community Engagement||RLR Property & Investment||Higher Ed. - Advance.||2020|
|Mike McGinley||Philanthropy & Community Engagement||Retired, Heska Corporation||2026|
|Kelly Nowicki||Finance, Governance||UWL & Nowicki Network||Higher Ed. - Prof.||2022|
|David Rushlow||Governance, Vet's Hall of Honor||Mayo Health System||2026|
|Brent Smith||Chair||Executive Vice Chair, Governance Chair, Finance||Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC||Law||2022|
|Brad Sturm||Secretary||Finance, Executive||Coulee Bank, CEO||Banking||2021|
|Todd Taylor||Finance, Investment||Retired, Kraft Foods||2026|
|Teri Wilczek||Philanthropy & Community Engagement, Governance||Marshfield Clinic, CDO||Development - Health||2022|
|Kara Pennoyer||President, UWL Alumni Association|
The UWL Foundation has adopted numerous policies and procedures to guarantee how we conduct our business is not only legal, but ethical.
Our policies and procedures include:
Records Retention: The destruction and/or retention of financial and other transactional records is important. Our board has adopted a policy to ensure we maintain a record of our activities as required by law.
Finance and Investment Committee: A committee of board members with strong backgrounds in accounting and finance work closely with our staff and auditors to oversee accounting and financial reporting as well as internal controls. This committee also reviews Foundation investment performance quarterly, reviewing managers and recommending changes in strategy and direction as necessary.
Whistleblower policy: Board members, committee members, staff and other vendors are required to report unethical, dishonest, or fraudulent activity. These complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and the reporter will be protected from retribution.
990 and audit: The Foundation completes a 990 and independent audit each year. These documents are available for public inspection. The 990 will be posted below and the audit can be requested from our office.
Conflicts of Interest: Each year, our board members, committee members and staff are required to sign a conflict of interest statement, which discloses any potential conflicts they may have with the Foundation. Further, board and committee members are not allowed to vote on items in which they have a known conflict.
Confidentiality: Board members, committee members and staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement each year. Confidential information is defined as any information or material which is proprietary or which is not generally known outside of the Foundation – including, but not limited to, financial and market data, donor or grantee information and other information that may be deemed sensitive.