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United Way Honors Carole Halberg
For Outstanding Leadership

 MAILED:  March 17, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation President Carole Swan Halberg was honored this week by United Way of Greater Eau Claire for her achievements within the non-profit sector.

Halberg is the recipient of the 2003 Senn Award for Leadership by a Professional in a Non-Profit Organization. She was honored during a United Way breakfast March 13.

"I'm thrilled to be recognized by an outstanding organization such as United Way," Halberg said. "I've spent my entire career working for non-profit organizations so I have a great appreciation for the many challenges and rewards faced by people who work in this sector. Receiving this kind of recognition from my peers within the non-profit world means a great deal to me."

The Senn award was established by community leaders Kaye and Steve Senn to celebrate and encourage achievement in the non-profit sector, which adds substantially to the quality of life in the Chippewa Valley. Leadership and performance are two of the criteria used to select recipients.

"Carole is always ready to help," Patrick Quinn, president of Ayres Associates and past chair of UW-Eau Claire's Foundation, said of Halberg. "Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is active in the entire community, not just UW-Eau Claire. Both the university and the greater community are lucky to have a professional like her."

Halberg began her career with the Indian Waters Girl Scout Council while she was still a student at UW-Eau Claire, and later served as its executive director. She joined UW-Eau Claire's Alumni Relations office in 1981. In the years since, she has held a variety of positions at the university in the Alumni Relations, Foundation and Chancellor's offices.

In October 2000, Halberg was named president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc. Under her leadership, UW-Eau Claire launched its first comprehensive fund-raising campaign. The Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign already has raised about $24 million of its $35 million goal.

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Updated: March 17, 2003