Henry J. Predolin Foundation Gifts $925,000 for Scholarships
Madison, Wis. (January 11, 2022) – Henry J. Predolin Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $925,000 to Edgewood College. This grant will provide scholarships at Edgewood College for approximately 135 students—incoming first year students, upper classmen, and transfer students.
“For the past 14 years Edgewood College has benefitted from the legacy left by the late Henry Predolin through his foundation,” President Andrew Manion, said. “The impact of his hard work continues to manifest success in our students and alumni as they serve our communities, here in Wisconsin and across the country. We are beyond grateful.”
To date, Edgewood College has received more than $11 million in support from Predolin Foundation. These generous grants are made annually to support undergraduate students majoring in the areas of Business, Nursing, and Science. Predolin Foundation grant funds are allocated toward scholarships, new equipment, and capital construction for those academic areas. Since 2008, the total scholarship support received from Predolin Foundation is more than $7 million and has benefitted more than 500 students.
“Henry Predolin recognized the importance of higher education and the reality that not all deserving students can afford to obtain a college education. This was Mr. Predolin’s primary motivation for prioritizing the scholarship funding Predolin Foundation provides to Edgewood College. Predolin Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to act on Mr. Predolin’s vision by having Predolin Foundation annually fund the Predolin scholarships. These scholarships are often the difference maker on whether a student has the financial resources required to attend Edgewood College,” Bob Chritton, Predolin Foundation President, said.
Scholarships from Predolin Foundation continue to be among the largest and most far-reaching benefactor-supported scholarships offered at Edgewood College.
Henry Predolin served on the Board of Trustees of Edgewood College from 1988 to 1991, and was instrumental in helping to develop the vision for the campus master plan. Mr. Predolin was known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail. Mr. Predolin established Henry J. Predolin Foundation to honor the memory of his son, Henry J. Predolin.