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Outstanding Alumni 2015
The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation is honored to announce the 2015 Outstanding Alumni, Beth Davis!
In 1969, Beth Stachowiak Davis’s mother, Connie, moved with her children from Kansas to Appleton to be closer to family. As a single mother, Connie led by example, teaching her children the importance of love of family, a strong faith in God, and a good education.
Beth took these lessons to heart, and after graduation from Appleton East High School, she felt that the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley was the best choice for her to begin her college path. Beth attended UWFox from 1974-1975. With the positive experience and individual attention provided by the faculty and staff, she felt ready to transfer to UW-Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1977.
Beth’s career in the financial services industry has spanned some thirty-five years, culminating with her current position at Community First Credit Union as Vice President of Business Development. In addition to being a successful business woman, she is the proud wife of her husband John for over thirty-five years and a strong role model in the lives of her three children.
Beth is a highly respected mentor and role model in our community who has given her time, talent and treasure to impact the lives of others. She currently serves as the President and Development Chair of the Women’s Fund of the Fox Valley; past co-chair of Go Red for Women, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association; Senior Ambassador and Cultivate Business Series Chair for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce; Business Mentor for Reality Check, a financial fluency program at the Appleton School District; Junior Achievement Fox Cities Business Challenge Team Leader; and Instructor and Advisory Committee Member for the Appleton Career Academy. Beth is a co-founder of Women for H.E.A.L.T.H. giving circle within the Women’s Fund of the Fox Valley. She has earned both the Athena Businesswoman of the Year and the Exceptional Mentor of the Year awards.
Beth is an invaluable member of the Fox Valley community who believes that our youth—both boys and girls—are our future, and that strong, intact, stable families are essential to the health and well-being of our community. It is important to Beth that all people, but especially women and girls, have a positive self-image and have mentors to help them navigate through life’s challenges.