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Advancement Update

$1 Million Bequest to UW Schools of Nursing, Medicine
The University of Washington received a bequest from the Werner and Margit Weingarten estate.  Margit Weingarten, '70, was a nurse from Norway and her husband was a doctor from Germany. The couple left most of their estate to nursing and medicine for scholarship programs. The distribution totaled $990,000 and at the donor’s request, it has been evenly divided between the UW schools of Nursing and Medicine.

Kate Rosellini, '38, Establishes $100K Endowed Scholarship
Kate Rosellini, '38, recently established the Kate Norman Rosellini and Leo John Rosellini, M.D., Endowed Scholarship to support undergraduate and graduate students at the UW School of Nursing. Kate was a nursing student at Harborview Medical Center where she met her husband Leo, who was an intern there. Leo passed away in 1981.  Kate, joined by her daughter Mary Ann Flynn, spoke at the recent Scholarship Reception on Oct. 27. Learn more about Kate and her reason for giving to the UW School of Nursing.

Rassoulian family members

Fred and Nancy Rassoulian, and Sara Rassoulian-Barrett (Maryam’s father, mother and sister).

Memorial Scholarship Honors
Alumna Maryam Rassoulian-Stall

Maryam Rassoulian-Stall, ’08, received her M.N. from the UW School of Nursing and worked as a nurse at the UW Medical Center. In April 2009, she passed away after a long and complicated struggle with lupus. Maryam’s family established the Maryam Irene Rassoulian-Stall Memorial Fund with the goal of reaching $50,000 to create an endowed scholarship to support undergraduate students. To date, $30,000 has been raised. If you’d like to make a contribution to this fund, you can make a gift online or call the School of Nursing Advancement office at (206) 543-3019.

For more information on establishing scholarships, fellowships or bequests, contact Chris Miller in the School of Nursing advancement office at (206) 221-7674 or chrismil@uw.edu.

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