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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 President

Welcome to the Waterman Alumnae Group Website!

The Waterman Alumnae Group was established in 1953 with thirty members as a non-profit organization dedicated to charitable and educational purposes.  Over the years Waterman membership has grown to over four hundred active members and its main purpose now is to raise money to provide scholarships for deserving University of Michigan students.  Usually this is done through a series of four Town Hall Lecture/Luncheons (October, November, April, and May), and by offering advertisement in the printed program.  Because of the pandemic, we have had to change our format for the upcoming year.  This season there will be virtual lectures and no luncheons in the fall and virtual lectures in the spring with the possibility of luncheons if social distancing allows.  Currently there are eight scholars each receiving $5,000. for their U-M education.

Four excellent speakers have been chosen for the 2020-21 season and you can read about them by clicking “Town Hall” at the top of this web page.  You can also view (and print out) the brochure for 2020-21 to fill out and mail.  Membership is open to all.

Please consider joining Waterman and taking part not only in hearing thought provoking speakers, but also aiding in raising much needed funds for students.

Best Wishes,

Jean Gosling
Ann Moln
2020-21 Waterman Co- Presidents