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Real Estate Alumni Raise $400,000 to Support Wisconsin Real Estate Students Through the New James J. Curtis Student Experiential Learning Fund

By Wisconsin School of Business

October 10, 2022

Grainger Hall

The impact Jim Curtis left on the world was immense. He transformed urban environments making them better places to live, gave back to his community with his commitment to education, and played an integral role in building the Wisconsin Real Estate Program into what it is today, the #1 Undergraduate Real Estate Program in the country as ranked by US News & World Report.

Now, thanks to your generosity, Jim’s love of learning and commitment to impactful real estate education will continue through the James J. Curtis Student Experiential Learning Fund. Almost $400,000 has been raised for the fund and your generous donation to it will provide students with hands-on career development experiences, strengthen co-curricular activities, and support the enhancement of professional skills needed to excel in the real estate industry.

James Curtis

Jim’s passion for the Program was an inspiration to his fellow alums, especially Paul Gilbert, President of Tetlow Realty Associates (MS ’74) and Jill Hatton, Committee Chair of Mass PRIM Real Estate & Timber (MS ‘82).  Their leadership and guidance were instrumental in establishing and raising support for this fund. We are grateful for their support.

The Wisconsin Real Estate Program is stronger than as ever. With record enrollment of almost 600 undergraduates and 65 graduates, we look forward to sharing how the James J. Curtis Student Experiential Learning Fund is positively impacting students in the Wisconsin Real Estate Program.

On, Wisconsin!

Thank you to the generous donors who supported the James J. Curtis Student Experiential Learning Fund:

James Ablan
Mike Arneson
Avison Young USA Inc
Scott Baldasare
Brad Calbert
Jack Cedarleaf
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Shari Crivello
Kevin Crummy
Karen Davis
Louis Defino
Patrick Dempsey
Mark Eppli
Jerry Fink
Gary Fischer
Paul Gilbert
Evan Gorder
Dale Gruen
James Haft
Jon Hammes
Jill Hatton
Charles Heath
George Helf
William Johnson
David Juillerat
Peter Jungbacker
Michael Kalscheur
Michael Komppa
Howard Levy
Steven Lingeman
Justin Loiacono
Jacob Maliel
Ryan Mallery
Roy March
Thomas McCahill
Kelly Mess
Kevin Mohoney
Tiffany Neijna
John Oharenko
Arthur Pasquarella
Robert Peltzman
Timothy Pire
Jeffrey Robinson
Richard Schaller
Mark Schmidt
Gregory Schmitt
Tom Siewert
James Smith
Edward Suharski
Jeffrey Weber
Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association
Elaine Worzala
Zachary Zanolli