The DSSV gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support and other assistance received from the following individuals and organizations:

Contributing a Four-week Study Trip to Germany:
Pädagogischer Austauschdienst, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Contributing Medals and Book Awards:
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
Goethe Institut, Bonn, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Scholarship Contributions:
German Language and School Society, Wisconsin, Inc.
The Estate of Dr. Ernst Edlhauser
German-American Societies of Milwaukee, Inc.
Goethe House of Wisconsin
Wilma Giese
Marianna Trivalos Memorial Award

German Fest Milwaukee, Inc.
German Fest admission tickets to all contest winners attending the Award Ceremony.

Special Scholarships:
Over these past 56 years the German Language and School Society has had many friends, donors and volunteers. Other German-American organizations in the community have generously provided financial support. Numerous individuals have contributed funds for scholarships.

We continue to provide awards thanks to the support of three major contributors:
A very generous bequest from the estate of Eleanor Arneson, The Theodore and Anna Grollmann Fund, The Rudolf and Helga Kaden Memorial Fund. Rudolf and Helga Kaden were long-time members of the DSSV who both passed away within a few months of each other last year. They were immigrants from Germany in the mid 1950’s and met each other at the former Militzer’s Bakery. The annual award ceremonies were held at Whitefish Bay High School for a number of years, where Rudi was the custodian. The Kadens assisted Fritz Keller for many years with the award presentations. They had no children and established a memorial fund with a substantial portion of their estate in order to “promote German language, culture and customs in the State of Wisconsin”. Eleanor Arneson and Theodore and Anna Grollman were also German immigrants who wanted to preserve their heritage. The DSSV sincerely thanks these generous donors.

Award Ceremony Host School:
We also wish to express our gratitude to Marquette University High School and MUHS German Teacher, Mr. Ryan Grusenski, for making the Marquette High School Auditorium available for our annual Award Ceremonies.

The DSSV welcomes your tax exempt donations or please consider planning a contribution to the DSSV through your estate. For information about tax exempt contributions or sponsorships, please email: