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.
The mission for this endowment is to inspire, uplift, enrich, restore, and aid in healing.
The goal for this endowment is to help adult survivors to move from survivor status to over comers.
This will be accomplished by providing monetary support to rectify the wrong and repair some of the damage done by said abuses or neglect.