skip mobile navigation
Aa Aa Aa

The Loop

Stay in The Loop. Find out what's
happening in the Fox Valley Region
through the Community Foundation.

Susan Hanson supported Wittenberg arts in life and death

Posted on Nov 10, 2016, by

As an advocate for the arts in Shawano County and the Shawano Area Community Foundation, Dr. Susan Hanson was an unstoppable force. Even her passing in 2015 didn’t stop her from contributing to her causes.

After becoming the first woman graduate of Wittenberg High School to attend medical school, she served as director of the Monroe County Psychiatric Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and later at the Genesee Mental Health Center there. She retired from private practice and came back to her family home in Wittenberg.

She was a leader in the Walls of Wittenberg (WOW) arts group, which dressed up the little Shawano County village with colorful murals and maintains a downtown Art Park  and a gallery called WOWSPACE. She had convinced the WOW board to create an endowment fund at the SACF  to cover ongoing maintenance costs.

Upon her death at age 77, the Walls of Wittenberg Fund received a bequest from Susan’s estate. Her gift will help keep the WOW factor for visitors to Wittenberg.

Get in the Loop.
Invite a friend to get in The Loop.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.