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University Club members enjoy a wide range of engaging programs about the issues that impact Milwaukee, as well as frequent, lively social events that build a greater sense of community and member camaraderie. The University Club has served as host to programs featuring:

  • Internationally recognized authors, journalists, and educational leaders such as Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal and Rebecca Blank, chancellor of UW-Madison
  • Prominent elected officials such as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and United States Senator Ron Johnson.
  • Business leaders such as venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker, Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, and entrepreneur and restauranteur Joe Bartolotta.
  • Educational leaders, including Dr. Howard Fuller, an activist and professor at Marquette University.

Members also enjoy exclusive opportunities to participate in intimate, behind-the-scenes cultural opportunities curated by:

  • Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Frank Almond
  • Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Ballet, Michael Pink
  • Artistic and Executive Director of Milwaukee Film, Jonathan Jackson
  • Filmmaker and Author, Chip Duncan