Joe and Pat Heim

A Part of the Family

Joe and Pat Heim

Pat and Joe Heim's gifts will change the lives of UWL students for years to come.

Joe and Pat Heim have been a part of the UWL family since 1967. Joe served on the faculty of the Political Science and Public Administration departments and as a legislative liaison. Pat is a UWL alumnae and in addition to being a senior partner at O'Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis law firm, she has served as a faculty member at UWL.

Thanks to some creative estate planning, as well as the generosity of Joe's former students who started a scholarship fund in his name many years ago, they will be a part of the UWL family forever. Joe and Pat are combining two gifts—a paid-up life insurance policy and their living trust—to support the annual fund, the Veterans Hall of Honor, the UWL Alumni Association and their named scholarships at UWL.

As longtime benefactors to UWL, they are aware of the need for unrestricted giving and want to support those ongoing needs of the campus.

Joe is a Navy veteran and has been an active member of the Veterans Hall of Honor Committee from its inception; they want to continue that support through an estate gift. Finally, they will add to their named scholarships: the Joseph P. Heim Scholarship and the Patricia Maslowski Heim Endowed Scholarship in Sociology.

Like the Heims, you too can support the causes you're passionate about at UWL. To learn more, contact Jackie Jensen-Utz at or 608.785.5325.