Apra Wisconsin has awarded an annual professional development scholarship since 2005. The scholarship reflects our chapter’s commitment to promoting continuing education.

Recipients have included:

Cliona Draper (2018)

Steven Lange (2017)

Christopher Zello (2016)

Kari Stokosa (2015)

Hannah (Rankin) Pausma (2014)

Jenny Ziegler (2013)

Kate Mason (2012)

Ann Yezzi (2011)

Linda Gage (2009)

Marsha Hammer (2007)

Michelle Gishkowsky (2005)

Presidents Award

The Apra Wisconsin Presidents Award, named in honor of the chapter's past presidents, recognizes a chapter member who has shown noteworthy leadership on behalf of the chapter in the previous year. All chapter members are eligible for this award. The Presidents Award is bestowed annually, at our fall conference.  A personalized award is presented, and the chapter makes a $100 donation to the winner's preferred charity.



Amy Disch

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association


Kate Mason
Agrace HospiceCare Foundation

Marsha Hammer
Marquette University

Jeanne Daniels
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association  

Dehnel Petre
Marquette University  

Andrew Caldie
St. Norbert College  

J. Patrick T. O'Toole
University of Wisconsin Foundation  

Catherine L. Garvens
University of Wisconsin Foundation  

Linda Gage
Blackhawk Technical College  

David M. Golden
University of Wisconsin Foundation  

Sarah R. Bernstein
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee  

Rose M. Schauer
Relevant Radio  

Jeffrey A. Walker
Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation



Named for our longtime member, past treasurer, and dear friend, Amy Disch, who passed away in January 2019, this award is a way of honoring her service to Apra Wisconsin and our larger professional community. Chapter members who have worked in prospect development for three years or less are eligible for this award. The recipient will receive a year of membership to the Apra Wisconsin chapter as well as registration for the chapter’s two annual events in the coming calendar year. The award is bestowed annually.