News & Events

Six Years of Scholarship Program Strength, Apply Now for 2012/2013 Award

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Each year, we honor an up-and-coming UW student leader, someone with the incredible potential John had and someone who will go on to accomplish great things, with a $1,000 scholarship.

This year, that scholarship evolves into a brand-new partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Previously available to high school seniors in Wisconsin planning to attend the UW-Madison, our scholarship will now be available to currently enrolled UW-Madison Freshman, in their first semester.

Learn about our scholarship for UW Freshman and apply today. This year’s scholarship period runs from September 4, 2012 through October 12, 2012. The winner will be awarded his/her scholarship within the fall semester of 2012.


Apply for the 2012 John W. Jung Scholarship and Make It Happen.

Learn More About John

Friends of the John W. Jung Memorial on Facebook

Become a Leader

Apply for the Scholarship

John W. Jung Memorial Concert & Fundraiser in New York City

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hi friends!

We're so pleased to announced the second John W. Jung Memorial Concert & Fundraiser in New York City!

This year's concert will take place at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) on January 12th and will featured musical performances from Nick Howard and other special guests (TBA in the next week). We'll also have a great raffle with some fantastic prizes, as well as some other fun surprises during the night.

Our last concert raised over $5000 for the foundation and was attended by almost 200 people, with your help we can match or beat that this time around.

Don't miss out on a chance to get your pre-sale ticket for only $15 at the link below:


Please share this event with all your friends and co-workers and help us spread the word about the concert and the foundation.

We'll see you on January 12th.

- The JWJ Memorial NYC Team 

Updated: Photos from the event!

Final Fundraising Campaign Launched to Secure the Future of the John W. Jung Memorial

Thursday, September 01, 2011

For five years, the John W. Jung Memorial has carried out its mission to celebrate John’s life by recognizing student achievement and helping those with addictions.

The Memorial is proud to have five outstanding young individuals as recipients of its annual scholarship award program. You can read all about our recipients and their incredible success at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and beyond on our Scholarship page.

Without you, our generous donors, we would not have accomplished all that we have over these five years. John’s memory lives on thanks to you.

This month, we are embarking on new and final mission—to secure the Memorial financially in perpetuity. If we succeed, we will be able to fully-endow the Memorial Fund and provide annual scholarships to worthy young individuals by using the fund’s growth and interest and preserving its principle.

Please become a lasting part of John’s legacy by becoming a Forever Donor. As a Forever Donor, your sponsorship will help the John W. Jung Memorial live on in perpetuity. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.  You can also consider one of our many other giving levels.  For your generosity,  you will be named on the organization’s Angel Page, get the opportunity to meet scholarship applicants and recipients, receive ongoing news and events updates/invites and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your investment secures the Memorial for eternity.

Click here to read more about how to become a John W. Jung Forever Donor.

Online. The John W. Jung Memorial Fund is set up through the UW Foundation. If you would like to donate to the John W Jung Memorial online, through the UW Foundation website, please click here.

By Mail. If you would like to donate via check, please make checks payable to the "UW Foundation" and include "John W. Jung Memorial" in the memo line. Mail your check to:

UW Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Date Marks Five Year Anniversary of John’s Passing

Friday, August 26, 2011

It was five years ago that the friends and family of John W. Jung lost a young man whose smile, courage and spirit brightened the world he lived in. He brightened many worlds, actually.

From his childhood hometown of Brookfield, Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, John made lasting friendships and developed leadership qualities that would shape his career and the lives of those he touched. 

From the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, to practicing medicine in New York City, John left his mark on the East Coast all before the age of 30.

Five years later, we acknowledge the incredible loss of John and the place he holds in many of our hearts. However, we also celebrate 1,825 days in which John’s spirit has influenced all things—big and small—in the lives of both friends and strangers alike.

Even those who will never meet him but have learned of him understand the remarkable ambition and joy he brought to the world. More than ten successful years of a Spring student event on the UW-Madison Campus, called All Campus Party, thrives as an alcohol-free alternative in-part because of his dedication to making it happen.

Starting in September, the John W. Jung Memorial will mark its fifth anniversary by launching a final fundraising campaign.  This opportunity to secure the Memorial’s future and endow its annual Scholarship Fund in perpetuity will forever enrich the lives of young people.  Look for more information in the coming weeks. 

Celebrating the life of John Jung by recognizing student achievement and helping those with addictions, mentoring incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and spreading awareness and researching strategies to help educational institutions and hospitals confront the issue of addiction among students and medical professionals.

Dynamic, encouraging and creative are all adjectives that friends would use to describe John Jung. John was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 24, 1978. As a young boy he moved back to Wisconsin and attended grade school in Waukesha. He then moved to Brookfield where he attended junior high and graduated from Brookfield Central High School in 1996.

The John W. Jung Memorial Fund is set up through the UW Foundation. If you would like to donate to the John W Jung Memorial online, please click here.


UW Foundation

P.O. Box 78807

Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807