The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW DFMCH) is proud to announce the establishment of the Beth Potter and Robin Carre Memorial Fund. The fund was created to honor the lives of Beth and Robin through conservation and scholarship.
Dr. Potter was a highly respected medical educator who taught and mentored hundreds of medical students and family medicine residents, many of whom went on to join the departmental faculty. Her most recent academic work focused on incorporating wellness and resiliency into education, leadership training and in the workplace. Students and residents remember Beth as a kind mentor who worked to instill the missions of education, research, patient care, and service to society. She led by example, showing with brilliance how to put these ideals into action.
Robin Carre, PhD, had decades of experience as an educator and coach. He was an adjunct professor of History at Viterbo University and was the coaching director at Regent Soccer Club in Madison. He was an independent educational consultant who guided numerous high school students and their families through the college application process.
Through the Beth Potter and Robin Carre Memorial Fund, the DFMCH hopes to raise $100,000 to create a scholarship and a memorial in the UW Arboretum—a place they both cherished. The Beth Potter Scholarship will allow DFMCH residents to attend leadership training that focuses on wellness and resiliency. The Arboretum Memorial will include updates and maintenance to the boardwalk, a bench on one of the Gardner Marsh overlooks, a commemorative tree, and a commemorative stainless steel leaf that will hang from a trellis connecting the Native Plant Garden to Longenecker Gardens.
Please consider donating to the Potter/Carre Memorial Fund. Your generosity will help us honor the vibrant spirit and dedication Beth and Robin brought to all aspects of their lives.
Published: July 2020