Kate Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award
The Wilson Center is truly grateful for the support from all of our volunteers and ambassadors who help serve our mission each and every day. Named for an ardent Greater Milwaukee philanthropist who has dedicated her life to supporting the Wilson Center's mission, we are thrilled to have recently announced the creation of the Kate Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award, which will be awarded annually to an ambassador of the Center who exemplifies community service.
2016 Kate Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient:
Carrie Gillstrom Matteson
The 2016 inaugural Kate Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to long-time board director and Wilson Center supporter Carrie Gillstrom Matteson for all of her achievements and dedication to the Wilson Center as she retires from our board of directors after nine years of service.
Carrie is the owner of Fiber-Seal of Milwaukee Inc. since 1980. Carrie and her firm are active in the interior design community, and she has been an Industry Partner of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) since she opened her doors. As a multiple-term Wisconsin chapter ASID board member, she has been awarded a Merit award from the chapter and an additional National Merit award from national ASID, which is very prestigious award.
Carrie has been involved in supporting the Arts since she was a student at Augustana College where she chaired the Lectures and Fine Arts Committee for several years and received a double degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Since then, she has been a multi-term board director at the Wilson Center, where she has been particularly active on the development team. Carrie has also just completed her first term on the board of the Friends of the Haggerty Art Museum on the Marquette University campus. She has also served two terms on the Woman's Club of Wisconsin Board where she continues to be an active member. Carrie is also a longtime sponsor of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Wisconsin District.
Carrie lives in Brookfield with her husband Paul and has two adult sons.