Welcome to Friends of Camp Wildcat
What is Friends of Camp Wildcat (FCW)?
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Seeking Participants for the FCW Outreach Committee:
Support the Friends of Camp Wildcat Scholarship Endowment
January 26, 2023
Next FCW Board Meeting is February 2
The next Friends of Camp Wildcat Board Meeting is Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m. AZ time via Zoom. All Camp Wildcat members and alumni are always welcome to attend. Click Here to Register
November 15, 2022
Homecoming 2022 Recap
As usual, Camp Wildcat had a tent on the UA mall and we welcomed around 10 alumni and several current CW students to the tent. Even though the UA didn't win the big game, pleasant conversations were had and connections made - just like it should be! Near the end of the day, we were approached by a former camper who was really excited to see the Camp Wildcat banner. He was in his mid-thirties and still had very fond memories of the camp he attended. We even think we found the yearbook photos from the camp he went on! Check out all the Photos from the Day
Your Support of the FCW Scholarship Endowment Continues to Makes a Difference!
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to be able to get involved more on campus at the University of Arizona because I will not have to put in as many hours in at work. I was debating on rushing into a sorority, but funds were a big problem for me. Receiving this scholarship allows me to now fully look at rushing as an option to get involved on campus because I no longer have to worry about the funds. I cannot express how excited I am to be able to get more involved on campus."
FCW Alumni Scholarship Recipient
Academic Year 2022-2023
You can support incoming U of A students with financial need like Bethany Marie by giving to the FCW Scholarship Endowment today.
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Only a fraction of Camp Wildcat alumni have signed up for our email list. We promise we won't bombard you with emails, but we do want to make sure you stay connected to Camp Wildcat beyond treasured memories. Sign up today to receive the latest and greatest news about alumni events and meetings, our budding history project, ways you can support Camp Wildcat, and more!
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If you would like to be more involved in supporting the goals of Friends of Camp Wildcat, there are many options available to you! Our Menu of Engagement includes information about ongoing and potential FCW committees and projects. Let us know how you want to be involved - we'll connect you with other alumni who share your interests!
FCW Board of Directors
Lucy Patterson, Chair
Lucy is a St. Louis native who moved to Tucson to attend the U of A in 2005 and has lived there ever since. She was in Camp Wildcat from 2006 to 2010. In those years, she served in three different CW Board positions, regularly appeared in camp skits as the incompetent “Up in the Morning” flower, and very briefly held the title of “Chubby Bunny” champion. After graduating, Lucy became an elementary school teacher, bringing CW songs and cheers into the classroom. She also served as an Era Representative on the Friends of Camp Board. She is married to another Camp Wildcat alum, Garrett Hoxie, and they have two children. She enjoys reading, board games, and being outside!
Gregory Porter, Vice Chair
Greg was in CW from 2010-14, served as chair from 2012-13, and as camps coordinator from 2013-14. In college, Greg studied chemistry, but made a hard-left turn and went to law school after graduating. He now practices as an attorney in Seattle while serving as a law student mentor and moot court coach for the University of Washington School of Law. Greg never misses an opportunity to partake in the beautiful Washington countryside. Whether sunny or rainy, you can find him running trails, hiking, and kayaking throughout the Puget Sound area. He is also a borderline hoolaginistic supporter of the Seattle Sounders and Kraken.
Elyse Pincus Abrahams, Camp Wildcat Liaison
Elyse was a member of Camp Wildcat from 2008-2012 and during that time, she served on the board as Campus Relations Chair and Vice Chair. Camp Wildcat has been an important part of her life, and she is excited to be on the board, connect with other alumni, and give back. She is a native Tucsonan but currently lives in the Boston area, studying to become a Rabbi. She lives with her husband and dog, Angel, and in her spare time, loves exploring New England, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and drinking craft cider.
Brian Simpson, Communications Director
Brian is a native Tucsonan who has lived with his wife Jennyvi in West Harlem for the past seven years, after stops in Colorado Springs and Phoenix. He attend the U of A from 1994-97, serving in Camp Wildcat throughout and leading the 1997 Summer Camp. Brian works in marketing, communications, and information technology in the non-profit/faith-based sector, filling a jack-of-all-trades role finding gaps and filling them. In his spare time, he enjoys rabidly following all things baseball, popular music, and craft beer.
Audrey (Nieman) Rogers, Outreach Coordinator
Audrey was a member of Camp Wildcat from 2001-2005 and served as the fundraising chair from 2002-2004. She is a native Chicagoan, but has lived in Pittsburgh for the past 13 years, where she is a middle school Spanish teacher turned math teacher. She can be found running around with her two children, cooking, doing Zumba, or (hopefully one day again) traveling.
Friends of Camp Wildcat
1309 N. Bedford Place
Tucson, AZ 85715-5615