Margaret Waterman Alumnae Group

This University of Michigan Alumnae group was established in 1953 and named after its sponsor, Margaret Lawlor Waterman. When it began, it was part of the Alumni Association’s organization for women, The Alumnae Council. Women joined Waterman to support the advancement of female students, faculty, and alumnae in the university community. Today Waterman membership is open to all who support its mission: to support and promote, through cooperation with Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, the advancement of the interests of the University of Michigan and closer fellowship among alumni/ae, students and friends.

The group’s primary fundraiser is its Town Hall Celebrity Lecture series, which brings four speakers a year to the Ann Arbor campus for a combined lecture and luncheon. The money raised provides scholarship funding for University of Michigan students regardless of gender. The more than $400,000 donated for this purpose has helped over 150 students attain their educational goals.

Message from the President

Welcome to the Waterman Alumnae Group Website!

The Waterman Alumnae Group was established in 1953 with thirty members as a non-profit organization dedicated to charitable and educational purposes.  Over the years Waterman membership has grown to over four hundred active members and its main purpose now is to raise money to provide scholarships for deserving University of Michigan students. Currently there are eight scholars each receiving $5,000 for their U-M education.

Our primary fundraiser has been ticket sales to our Town Hall Celebrity Lectures/Luncheons and by offering advertisements in the printed program. Because of the pandemic, we had to change our format last year to virtual lectures with no luncheons, which we must continue for the upcoming year.

We are happy to announce that four excellent speakers have been chosen for the 2021-22 virtual season, and you can read about them on the Town Hall page. You can also view (and print out) the Town Hall brochure for 2021-22 to fill out and mail with your check.  New this year is online registration and payment on the Join Waterman page.  Membership is open to all.

Please consider joining Waterman and taking part not only in hearing thought provoking speakers, but also aiding in raising much needed funds for students.

Best Wishes,

Jean Gosling and Ann Moln