The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Fund

Mariamne Whatley, Judith Leavitt, Nancy Worcester
Dr. Mariamne Whatley, Dr. Judith Leavitt, and Dr. Nancy Worcester

The Gender and Women’s Studies Department at UW-Madison is unique nationally for its research and teaching strength in women and health. In 2011, the department created a special fund to honor three recently retired faculty members who were key to building this strength.

The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Fund was established to honor Judith Walzer Leavitt, Mariamne Henken Whatley, and Nancy Worcester, all professors emeritae of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Judy, Mariamne, and Nancy were instrumental in the development of the then-named Women’s Studies Program; and they touched the lives of thousands of students who took WS 103: Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease, WS 431: Childbirth in the United States, and other gender and health courses.

Read more about the careers of Judith Walzer Leavitt, Mariamne Henken Whatley, and Nancy Worcester.

The fund will be used to advance the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, with a preference for projects in the women and health specialization.

We invite students, alumni, faculty and friends to make a donation in honor of Judy, Mariamne and Nancy and to support our ongoing efforts to maintain women’s health as central to the teaching and research mission of our department.

To mail a donation to the fund, include the fund name and number designation (12547167 – Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Fund) on your check, payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and send it to:

UW Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

To make a secure gift online using your credit card, please fill out the online donation form.

If you have other questions or would like to talk about other giving opportunities, please contact Ann Lippincott, Managing Development Program Director, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin Foundation at or 608-308-5320.

Thank you for your support!