Alumna Karen Stone receives WMU Foundation award
Nov. 11, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- Karen S. Stone of Alexandria, Va., a 1978 accounting
graduate of Western Michigan University and former director of
the WMU Foundation, was awarded the foundation's Bill Brown Award
for Exemplary Service and Leadership.
Stone served as a foundation director for eight years beginning in 1991. She was cited for her longstanding relationship with alumna and University benefactor Merze Tate, a relationship that began when Stone served as Tate's tax advisor. Stone was a tax and pension partner with the accounting firm of Grossberg Company. In 1987, Money Magazine named her one of the top six tax advisors in the Washington, D.C., area.
Stone and her husband, Ted, also a WMU graduate, are members of the national steering committee for the University's centennial campaign, Partnering for Progress. Ted Stone has served as a foundation director since 2000.
Brown is a 1953 business graduate of WMU, earning one of the first bachelor of business administration degrees awarded by the University. He has served as a director of the WMU Foundation since 1983, was president of the foundation from 1986 to 1989, and still serves on the foundation's executive committee and chairs its real estate committee. Brown Auditorium in Schneider Hall and the Bill Brown Alumni Football Center at Waldo Stadium are named in his honor.
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