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Funds and Scholarships

Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Scholarship

The Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Scholarship provides funds to help fund childcare expenses for students in health care fields. Established as a tribute to Mrs. Leonard, at the request of her husband, the award funds three annual scholarships totaling $10,000. Recipients of the scholarships are selected through an application process at each institution.

Since 1994, more than 45 students and their children have benefited from the financial support provided by the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Award and the legacy of her generous and caring spirit.

“Mrs. Leonard encouraged and respected the difficult steps that individuals must take to better their life situation…In today’s society, daycare is a major obstacle that must be overcome by many students, particularly those who are at the threshold of taking a positive step to improve their life.” – Mary Jo Baisch, former Perinatal Foundation Committee Chair

Thomas A. Leonard Memorial Lecture

The Thomas A. Leonard (TAL) Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Perinatal Foundation and provides the honorarium for a nationally recognized speaker to attend the Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care and present on an important topic of interest.

Thomas A. Leonard was the driving force behind the formation of the Perinatal Foundation and was a highly respected obstetrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to bringing awareness to innovative topics in perinatal healthcare, this lecture helps realize the Perinatal Foundation’s original mission of bringing education to more professionals and providers.

The TAL Memorial Lecturer for 2020 will be Kathleen Kendall-Tackett.

Dr. Frits Broekhuizen Perinatal Advocacy Fund

The Dr. Frits Broekhuizen Advocacy Fund was established in 2018 to promote advocacy in the healthcare field. This fund is currently being developed and we look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Tim Boehmer Education Fund

The Tim Boehmer Education Fund was established in 2018 with the intent to fund educational opportunities for professionals within the perinatal realm. This fund and its guidelines are currently being established and we look forward to sharing more with you soon!