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Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group

This University of Michigan Alumnae group was established in 1953 and named after its sponsor, Margaret Lawlor Waterman. When it began, it was part of the Alumni Association’s organization for women, The Alumnae Council. Women joined Waterman to support the advancement of female students, faculty, and alumnae in the university community. Today Waterman membership is open to all who support its mission: to support and promote, through cooperation with Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, the advancement of the interests of the University of Michigan and closer fellowship among alumni/ae, students and friends.

The group’s primary fundraiser is its Town Hall Celebrity Lecture series, which brings four speakers a year to the Ann Arbor campus for a combined lecture and luncheon. The money raised provides scholarship funding for University of Michigan students regardless of gender. The more than $400,000 donated for this purpose has helped over 150 students attain their educational goals.

Message from the Co-Presidents

Welcome Waterman Town Hall Member,

We’re excited to begin our 66th year with a change in location to Washtenaw Community College.  Free parking for everyone!  We have four dynamic and interesting speakers for our luncheon and lecture series, and we will be returning to our usual schedule of October, November, April and May.  Hopefully some of our scholarship recipients will be able to be there with us as well.  The Town Hall Lecture Series, proceeds from various social events, endowment earnings and your support as a Sustaining Member will provide funding for eight scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving University of Michigan students this year.

Your Social Chairs Anne Bennington-Helber and Sue Holdaway-Heys have arranged for several great Social events this fall.  The first will be Sept. 19th, a tour of the Yankee Air Museum and presentation by our very own Claire “Rosie” Dahl.  Later, in October and December there will be a trunk show and presentation on the beautiful artist quilts made by Sue Holdaway-Heys, and a trip to the Fire House Museum near Depot Town in Ypsilanti.  We hope you’ll enjoy these events with your friends while supporting our fundraising efforts at the same time.

The Waterman Endowment, managed through the University of Michigan has expanded our efforts to support our scholarship recipients.  Sally Kennedy has overseen the endowment for Waterman for several years, and her expertise is greatly appreciated.

Please consider making an additional tax-free donation to the endowment for yourself, or in honor or memory of a friend.

Please become a Waterman member and join us for our exciting speakers. Go to the new membership page to find more information on the 2018-19 season.  It gives more details about our featured speakers and includes a membership form to complete.

All this information and more is located on the Waterman website: www.watermanalumnae.org.  You will also find a complete listing of your board members, the history of Waterman and our calendar of events.

Thanks again!

Jean Gosling and Marlys Hamill, Co-Presidents