LPEF_FoundersGroup1-20-2014

A group of founders of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation gathered at the 2014 Grants Award Luncheon. From left are: Tom Sleik, Jean Bassett, Susan Miller (wife of the late Dr. Charles Miller III), Marilyn Nieckarz, Audrey Kader and former Superintendent Richard Swantz.

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation has a proud history, stemming to 1988 when it was founded by some very forward-looking residents who were passionate in their support of public education in La Crosse.

Here is a history of community leaders and volunteers who have served on our Board of Directors, starting with our most recent Board.

2017

  • Shawn Dutchin, President
  • Angela Strangman, Vice President
  • Tammy Larson, Past President
  • Christopher Blaylock, Treasurer
  • Rochelle Nicks, Secretary
  • Scott Chorski
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Mai Chao Duddeck
  • Roger LeGrand
  • Cari Mathwig Ramseier
  • Scott Mihalovic
  • Julie Nelson
  • Bethany Nugent
  • Anna Prinsen
  • Judy Sleik
  • John Stuber
  • Antoiwana Williams
  • Nhia Vang
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Brad Quarberg, Ex Officio

2016

  • Tammy Larson, President
  • Shawn Dutchin, Vice President
  • Gregory Bonney, Past President
  • Judy Sleik, Secretary
  • Christopher Blaylock, Treasurer
  • Ryan Clark
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Mai Chao Duddeck
  • Jodi Ehrenberger
  • Roger LeGrand
  • Cari Mathwig Ramseier
  • Scott Mihalovic
  • Julie Nelson
  • Rochelle Nicks
  • Bethany Nugent
  • Tiffany Olson
  • Tennille Spears
  • Angela Strangman
  • Nhia Vang
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Brad Quarberg, Ex Officio

2015

  • Gregory Bonney, President
  • Tammy Larson, Vice President
  • Ann Fowler, Past President
  • Judy Sleik, Secretary
  • Christopher Blaylock, Treasurer
  • Ryan Clark
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Shawn Dutchin
  • Jodi Ehrenberger
  • Kate Escher
  • Robert Hetzel
  • Roger LeGrand
  • Cari Mathwig Ramseier
  • Bethany Nugent
  • Tiffany Olson
  • Michael Sigman
  • Angela Strangman
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Robert McMahon Jr, Ex Officio
  • Brad Quarberg, Ex Officio

2014

  • Gregory Bonney, President
  • Ann Fowler, Past President
  • Judy Sleik, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Ryan Clark
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Shawn Dutchin
  • Kate Escher
  • Laura Johnson
  • Tammy Larson
  • Bethany Nugent
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Michael Sigman
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Tony Yang
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Robert McMahon Jr, Ex Officio

2013

  • Ann Fowler, President
  • Gregory Bonney, Vice President
  • Teri Wildt, Past President
  • Judy Sleik, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Melissa Borsheim
  • Ryan Clark
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Kate Escher
  • Laura Johnson
  • Tammy Larson
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Michael Sigman
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Christopher Werner
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Robert McMahon Jr, Ex Officio

 2012

  • Ann Fowler, President
  • Teri Wildt, Past President
  • Christopher Werner, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Libby Berg
  • Gregory Bonney
  • Melissa Borsheim
  • Ryan Clark
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Laura Johnson
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Michael Sigman
  • Judy Sleik
  • Margaret Webster
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio

2011

  • Teri Wildt, President
  • Libby Berg, Vice President
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, Past President
  • Ann Fowler, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Gregory Bonney
  • Melissa Borsheim
  • Ryan Clark
  • Diane Gebhart
  • Laura Johnson
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Michael Sigman
  • Margaret Webster
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Christopher Werner
  • Ralph Whiting
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio
  • Randy Nelson, Ex Officio
  • Connie Troyanek, Ex Officio

2010

  • Teri Wildt, President
  • Libby Berg, Vice President
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, Past President
  • Ralph Whiting, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Gregory Bonney
  • Melissa Borsheim
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Ann Fowler
  • Diane Gebhart
  • Laura Johnson
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Michael Sigman
  • Margaret Webster
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Christopher Werner
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio
  • Connie Troyanek, Ex Officio 

2009

  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, President
  • Sandy Brekke, Vice President
  • Maureen Freedland, Past President
  • Ralph Whiting, Secretary
  • Robert Hetzel, Treasurer
  • Libby Berg
  • Melissa Borsheim
  • Ann Fowler
  • Diane Gebhart
  • Laura Johnson
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Lisa Sauer
  • Margaret Webster
  • Lynn Weiland
  • Teri Wildt
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio
  • Connie Troyanek, Ex Officio

2008

  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, President
  • Jim Bagniewski, Vice President
  • Brent Larson, Secretary
  • Rolan Covert, Treasurer
  • Judy Bouffleur
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Maureen Freedland
  • Robert Hetzel
  • Tara Johnson
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Margaret Webster
  • Teri Wildt
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio
  • Connie Troyanek, Ex Officio

2007

  • Maureen Freedland, President
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tom Kuffel, Treasurer
  • Jim Bagniewski
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Rolan Covert
  • Tammy Hayden
  • Tara Johnson
  • Brent Larson
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Margaret Webster
  • Teri Wildt
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio

2006

  • Tom Kuffel, President
  • Maureen Freedland, Vice President/Secretary
  • Karen Duncan, Treasurer
  • Jim Bagniewski
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Rolan Covert
  • Dean Dickinson
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Tara Johnson
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Bev Ranis
  • David Russell
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio

2005

  • Dean Dickinson, President
  • Maureen Freedland, Vice President/Secretary
  • Karen Duncan, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Tara Johnson
  • Tom Kuffel
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Bev Ranis
  • David Russell
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio

2004-2005

  • Dean Dickinson, President
  • Maureen Freedland, Vice President/Secretary
  • Ken Stoa, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Sandy Brekke
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Tara Johnson
  • Tom Kuffel
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Bev Ranis
  • David Russell
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio

2003-2004

  • David Russell, President
  • Dean Dickinson, Vice President/Secretary
  • Ken Stoa, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Julie DiRocco
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Maureen Freedland
  • Sharon Imes
  • Tara Johnson
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Dr. Arthur Ross, III
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Gerald Kember, Ex Officio

2002-2003

  • Barbara Schultz, President
  • David Russell, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tim D. Kolek, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Dean Dickinson
  • Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer
  • Julie DiRocco
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Maureen Freedland
  • Sharon Imes
  • Tara Johnson
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Susan Mormann
  • Bill Oldenburg
  • Dr. Arthur Ross, III
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Tom Downs, Ex Officio

2001-2002

  • Judith Bouffleur, President
  • Mary Stanek, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tim D. Kolek, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Dean Dickinson
  • Julie DiRocco
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Bill Hoel
  • Sharon Imes
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Susan Mormann
  • Dr. Arthur Ross, III
  • David Russell
  • Barbara Schultz
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Tom Downs, Ex Officio

2000-2001

  • Judith Bouffleur, President
  • Mary Stanek, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tim D. Kolek, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Dean Dickinson
  • Julie DiRocco
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Bill Hoel
  • Sharon Imes
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Susan Mormann
  • Dr. Arthur Ross, III
  • David Russell
  • Roland Solberg
  • Connie Troyanek
  • Tom Downs, Ex Officio

1999-2000

  • Barbara Schultz, President
  • Roger Imes, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tim D. Kolek, Treasurer
  • Jerry Arndt
  • Judith Bouffleur
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Bill Hoel
  • John N. Katrana, Ph.D.
  • Fred Kusch
  • Susan Mormann
  • Dr. Arthur J. Ross, III
  • Roland Solberg
  • Mary Stanek
  • Tom Downs, Ex Officio
  • Dr. Charles H. Miller, III, Ex Officio

1998-1999

  • Barbara Schultz, President
  • Roger Imes, Vice President/Secretary
  • Tim D. Kolek, Treasurer
  • Judith Bouffleur
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Bill Hoel
  • John N. Katrana, Ph.D.
  • Fred Kusch
  • Margaret Larson
  • Susan Mormann
  • Dr. Arthur J. Ross, III
  • Roland Solberg
  • Mary Stanek
  • Tom Downs, Ex Officio
  • Dr. Charles H. Miller, III, Ex Officio

1997-1998

  • Dr. Charles Miller, III, President
  • Roger Imes, Vice President/Secretary
  • Dirk R. Gasterland, Treasurer
  • Judith Bouffleur
  • Margaret (Peg) Fish
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Fred Kusch
  • Margaret Larson
  • Susan Mormann
  • Dr. Arthur J. Ross, III
  • Barbara Schultz
  • James Sherwood
  • Roland Solberg
  • Mary Stanek
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1996-1997

  • Dr. Charles Miller, III, President
  • Roger Imes, Vice President/Secretary
  • Dirk R. Gasterland, Treasurer
  • Judith Bouffleur
  • Kenneth Fish
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Fred Kusch
  • Margaret Larson
  • Susan Mormann
  • Ronald Paczkowski
  • Barbara Schultz
  • James Sherwood
  • Roland Solberg
  • Mary Stanek
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio 

1995-1996

  • Dr. Charles Miller, III, President
  • Sue Durtsche, Vice President/Secretary
  • Bradley Sturm, Treasurer
  • Thomas Berkedal
  • Joyce Grill
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Roger Imes
  • Fred Kusch
  • Jean Marck
  • Ronald Paczkowski
  • Barbara Schultz
  • James Sherwood
  • Roland Solberg
  • Donna Sullivan
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1994-1995

  • Dr. Charles Miller, III, President
  • Sue Durtsche, Vice President/Secretary
  • Bradley Sturm, Treasurer
  • Thomas Berkedal
  • Joyce Grill
  • Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, Jr.
  • Susan Hessel
  • Roger Imes
  • Marilyn Kochsiek
  • Fred Kusch
  • Jean Marck
  • Ronald Paczkowski
  • Barbara Schultz
  • James Sherwood
  • Donna Sullivan
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio
  • Rachel Gundersen, Ex Officio

1993-1994

  • Sue Durtsche, President
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III, Vice President/Secretary
  • Bradley Sturm, Treasurer
  • Thomas Berkedal
  • Elmer Grassman
  • Joyce Grill
  • Rachel Gundersen
  • Roger Imes
  • Audrey Kader
  • Marilyn Kochsiek
  • Jean Marck
  • Ronald Paczkowski
  • Barbara Schultz
  • James Sherwood
  • Donna Sullivan
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1992-1993

  • Rachel Gundersen, President
  • R. Bruce Larson, Vice President
  • Elmer Grassman, Secretary
  • Bradley Sturm, Treasurer
  • Jean Bassett
  • Sue Durtsche
  • Roberta Gelatt
  • Audrey Kader
  • Marilyn Kochsiek
  • Dr. Charles Miller, III
  • Ronald Paczkowski
  • Nancy Quinlisk
  • Thomas Sleik (replaced by Roger Imes)
  • Roland Solberg
  • Dorothy Tonnis
  • Richard Swantz, Ex-Officio

1991-1992

  • Roland Solberg, President
  • Rachel Gundersen, Vice President
  • Marilyn Huff, Secretary
  • Robert Johnson, Treasurer
  • Jean Bassett
  • Nancy Boudreau-Quinlisk
  • Sue Durtsche
  • Gretchen Geary
  • Roberta Gelatt
  • Elmer Grassman
  • Sanders Hook
  • Robert Johnson
  • Audrey Kader
  • R. Bruce Larson
  • Thomas Sleik
  • Bradley Sturm
  • Dorothy Tonnis
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1990-1991

  • Roland Solberg, President
  • Rachel Gundersen, Vice President
  • Marilyn Huff, Secretary
  • Robert Johnson, Treasurer
  • Jean Bassett
  • Sue Durtsche
  • Gretchen Geary
  • Roberta Gelatt
  • Elmer Grassman
  • Sanders Hook
  • Audrey Kader
  • R. Bruce Larson
  • Thomas Sleik
  • Bradley Sturm
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1989-1990

  • Roland Solberg, President
  • Gary Stuhr, Vice President
  • Marilyn Huff, Secretary
  • Robert Johnson, Treasurer
  • Harry Dahl
  • Jean Gitz-Bassett
  • Gretchen Geary
  • Roberta Gelatt
  • Elmer Grassman
  • Rachel Gundersen
  • Sanders Hook
  • Audrey Kader
  • R. Bruce Larson
  • Richard Lommen
  • Thomas Sleik
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio

1988-1989

  • Jean Gitz-Bassett, President
  • Richard Lommen, Vice President
  • Kathryn Cappelen, Secretary
  • Robert Johnson, Treasurer
  • Harry Dahl
  • Roberta Gelatt
  • Marilyn Huff
  • Jack Isherwood
  • Audrey Kader
  • Thomas Sleik
  • Roland Solberg
  • Gary Stuhr
  • Richard Swantz, Ex Officio