About Us

The WCCF is dedicated to ensuring that students at UWM-WC benefit from scholarships and other financial support. Each year, the WCCF awards over $175,000 in scholarships to students from every walk of life. Our dream is to be able to give every student a better opportunity to attend college at UWM-WC by giving them each a scholarship. We cannot do this without your support.

48% of our students are of the first generation in their family to attend college.

The overwhelming majority of our students have full or part-time jobs – 97%!

63% of our students rely on financial aid or scholarships to pay tuition costs.

We believe we are helping create a better community by giving students access to the education that will make them better citizens, neighbors, and employees.

WCCF Board of Directors


Paul De Chant –  FOSS: Board President

Jane Maley –  Community Volunteer: Vice President

Ruth Reines – Community Volunteer: Secretary

Dan Beine – CPA Sikich: Treasurer


Joan Rudnitzki, CFRE – Executive Director
Terry Seil – Scholarship Manager


Maureen Amerling: West Bend Mutual Ins

Larry Gomes: Professor Emeritus UWM

Shawn Graff: American Bird Conservancy

Fritz Kaftan: West Bend Mutual Ins

Terry Krall: Retired Slinger Schools

Don Muth: Retired MD

Lois Pellegrini: Retired – West Bend Schools

Bink Steinbach: First Weber

David Stroik: Retired Zimmerman

Dennis Degenhardt, Emeritus: Past President