Student presents research poster to alumni and donors at a 2023 Middleton Society event

The Middleton Society

We invite you to join the Middleton Society, the philanthropic society of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, founded in 1989 by the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association.

Membership in the Middleton Society begins at $25,000 in cumulative household giving to any area in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, entered via a one-time gift, a signed pledge or a documented estate gift.

Members receive special recognition from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, including an invitation to the annual Middleton Society evening of gratitude each fall.

Private support is the key to the school’s sustained excellence. Members of the Middleton Society:

  • Support promising medical students
  • Allow the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to attract and retain the very top faculty and staff
  • Help researchers tackle the world’s most serious diseases, leading to treatment breakthroughs
  • Help supply state of the art equipment for our scientists

Kloosterboer Family Scholarship

Thomas Kloosterboer, MD ’82 and his wife Linda created the Kloosterboer Family Scholarship to help medical students address financial challenges. Kloosterboer, a former UW Health anesthesiologist, SMPH clinical adjunct professor, and member of the Middleton Society, spent 10 years prior to retirement practicing in a 22-bed hospital in Ripon, WI. The need for physicians in small, rural towns resonated with him and his wife. The inaugural recipient of their scholarship, Delaine Anderson of Chino Hills, CA, is interested in health care for rural residents and families in need.

A scholarship recipient smiling big with Linda and Thomas Kloosterboer
I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to pursue medical school without debt.

Delaine Anderson, second year medical student (with Linda and Thomas Kloosterboer, MD '82)

Benefits of Membership Levels of Giving Making a Difference