Lynn S. Nicholas (BBA 1978 Finance & Marketing) followed in her parents’ footsteps when she earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She instilled her love of the UW in her children who have continued the family’s proud Badger legacy. As president of the Nicholas Family Foundation and executive director of the Ab Nicholas Scholarship Foundation, Lynn brings to life her family’s commitment to faith, family and education. She also is Senior Vice President of the Nicholas Company, a successful mutual fund firm started by her father. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Lynn has generously devoted time and talent serving on several local and state boards including Prevent Blindness-Wisconsin, the Zoological Society of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, and the advisory boards of UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee Schools of Business. Lynn’s 100 Women recognition was a surprise Christmas gift from her parents, Nancy Johnson Nicholas (BS 1955 Home Economics) and Albert “Ab” O. Nicholas (BS 1952 Economics; MBA 1955). This special gift was their way of honoring Lynn’s commitment to family values and education, and designated to Human Ecology’s Personal Finance Teaching Endowment Fund.