Katherine Ann Swain Endowment
Katherine Ann Swain was born in Milwaukee in 1954. By the time she graduated from Custer High School in 1972, she was the second born of eight children born to her mother, father and a step-father. By this time also, Katherine had nine different addresses. Four of these addresses were foster homes. These four moves took place between the ages of 6 and 9. The foster-care was requested by her mother at the same time she and Katherine’s dad were divorcing.
Shortly after graduating, Katherine met her husband, Daryl and moved to Beloit. At this time they bought a home where they raised their children and still live today. In 1988, Katherine fulfilled her life-long dream. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in elementary education and began her career, which she enjoys to this day.
After the death of her mother, Katherine was inspired with an idea that gradually took shape and has become the Endowment for Adult Survivors of Abuse and Neglect.
Katherine’s hope is that her endowment will inspire, uplift, enrich and restore; and help adult survivors persevere. To that end, Katherine wishes to provide monetary support to help repair some of the damage done by abuse or neglect.
Applications must be submitted online. If selected, awards will not exceed $400.