Pauli's Philanthropists of the Year

Wayne and Crystal Pauli of Madison are being honored as Philanthropists of the Year by the Dakota State University Foundation. As longtime donors to DSU, they pledged $150,000 to the DSU capital campaign. The Pauli's also serve as co-chairs of the faculty and staff campaign committee with Marlin and Linda Brozik. A portion of the donation has created the Pauli Family Endowment, which will award scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education/ Special Education from the College of Education and technology degrees from the College of BIS.

In making their campaign pledge, Wayne and Crystal acknowledged the role Dakota State has played in their lives. "Once we consider the positive impact that Dakota State University has on the lives of our family, donating time, talent, and treasure comes naturally and easily to us," says Wayne.

Wayne, daughter Tara, and sons Jeremy and Josh have graduate degrees from DSU.  "When our children were college students, total strangers helped them accomplish their educational goals through scholarships," said Crystal.  "Now it is our turn to help deserving students." 

Natives of Winner, SD, and both being 1973 graduates of Winner High School, Wayne and Crystal began their faculty duties in August 2001 with Crystal working in the College of Education and Wayne in the College of Business Information Systems.  Crystal is currently an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Director of Field Services in the College of Education. In addition, Crystal is active in Catholic Daughter, Delta Kappa Gamma, where she serves the state association as Web Master, and has served on the ECCO Board of Directors for several years, most recently as Board President.  Wayne is the Associate Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems.  Wayne is a member of the Dakota State University Foundation Board of Trustees, is the voice of DSU Athletics, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bethel Foundation here in Madison. 

The Pauli's are being honored along with Karl and LaDonna Schulz  of Twin Valley, MN.

Last Updated: 1/10/12