The College Endowment Association
Community Enrichment Since 1890

Welcome to The College Endowment Association

Celebrating 128 Years

The College Endowment Association, an educational organization, was founded in 1890.  Its purpose is to provide:

  • Outstanding lectures and films for men and women on a wide variety of interesting and diverse topics.
  • College scholarships to women at the following universities:
    • Lawrence University
    • Milwaukee School of Art & Design
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2018-2019 Season

David Gallo 03 The first program of the 2018-2019 season is Underwater Astonishments: Tales of the Ocean by David Gallo, oceanographer from Woods Hole Labs.

Join the CEA

Once you join the College Endowment Association, you will be able to attend 16 outstanding lectures and films on topics ranging from literature to scientific research to travel presented on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am from October through February in the beautiful ballroom of the historic Woman’s Club of Wisconsin.* 

There are no tests, grades or research required—just the pure joy of learning!

Join Now

Co-Presidents Joy and Sybille and the Steering Committee extend an invitation to men and women to join and learn.

*Note that the Woman’s Club is fully accessible with valet service available.