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Saint Paul University Catholic Center

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Donor Profiles

Nick and Barb Meriggioli
Madison, Wisconsin

For any parent, having a child leave for college is a milestone moment in life. Nick and Barb Meriggioli of Waunakee recently experienced this first-hand when their oldest child, Molly, left home to attend college on the East Coast.

“We are comforted to know that our daughter is taking advantage of the Catholic Center on her campus to help her navigate through all of the changes occurring during this pivotal freshmen year,” said Barb.

The Meriggiolis have chosen to support the Christ the Cornerstone Campaign to build a new St. Paul University Catholic Center because they believe it will help students gain a greater sense of belonging and confidence in sharing the faith with others, enabling, says Barb, “Next generation Catholics to help lead our society to a better future.”

Nick and Barb have four other children: Emma, Katie, Michael and Ellie.

Michael and Renee Gratz
Milwaukee, WI

It was as a student at the UW in the 1980’s that Michael Gratz first became aware of St. Paul’s. However, Michael did not become involved beyond going to Mass there because he felt it lacked the strong sense of community that is such a vital part of St. Paul’s today. “I am confident, however, that a new building will better reflect the great things going on within St. Paul’s. Ultimately, it’s all about creating a feeling of belonging for the students which naturally drives greater participation and their interest to learn more about the Catholic faith.” Michael is most inspired by the plans for the new chapel. The current chapel is cold, gray and not very welcoming. He believes the new chapel with its more open concept will be much more welcoming and will also give students a greater sense of the Divine and the presence of God.

Michael, his wife, Renee, and their children belong to Holy Apostles’ parish which is ninety miles away in New Berlin. Nevertheless, the Gratz family is so enthusiastic about St. Paul’s today and its future impact on UW-Madison that it has dug deep into its savings to make a generous six figure gift toward the “Christ the Cornerstone Campaign.”

Michael is a proud UW alumnus having received his undergraduate and law degrees at UW-Madison. He is a founding partner of the Milwaukee patent, trademark, and coypyright law firm of Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein and Gratz S.C.

John and Patricia Zimbrick
Madison, WI

John Zimbrick clearly knows what it takes to run a successful business. In 1965 he started his Buick dealership on a small lot on the corner of Park and Regent Streets in downtown Madison. The Zimbrick Family of Automotive Retail Centers has now expanded into locations all over the city and it is widely regarded as one of the most successful businesses in the area.

John Zimbrick is an honorary co-chair for the Christ the Cornerstone Campaign. In addition to offering his leadership to the campaign, John and his wife, Patricia, recently pledged $250,000 in support of the project. This level of support clearly demonstrates their belief in the mission of St. Paul’s.

“We see this project as an investment — an investment in the youth of the Midwest,” said Zimbrick. “I strongly believe in the St. Paul’s mission to show students a way to grow in their Faith.”

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