The College Endowment Association
Community Enrichment Since 1890


The College Endowment Association provides outstanding lectures and films for men and women on a wide variety of interesting and diverse topics, ranging from literature to scientific research to travel.

  • Members are invited to recommend speakers for future programs.
  • Programs are on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. October through
    February, excluding holidays.
  • Programs last 1¼ hours and films last 1½ hours.
  • Programs meet in the ballroom of the Woman's Club of Wisconsin
    813 E. Kilbourn Avenue.
  • Parking is available behind the Club and is free to members of
    the Woman's Club. Non-Woman's Club members pay $5.

CEA Programs for 2018-2019

October 3 David Gallo - Underwater Astonishments: Tales of the Ocean
October 10 Marlin Darrah - Germany & Switzerland - with Highlights of Austria and Budapest (Film)
October 17 Elliott Engel - The History and Mystery of Wine
October 24 Kara Cooney - The Woman Who Would be King
October 31 Marc Lapadula - Films That Changed America
November 7 Trevor Stephenson - Claude DeBussy: Modern Mystic
** Tribute Lecture
November 14 Jessica Wunderlich - East Africa Sojourn: South Sudan (Film)
November 28 Tim Crain - ​Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Three Religions But One God
December 5 Steve Twomey - Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to Attack
January 9 Allen Lynch - Inside Putin’s Russia and the Relationship with the U.S.
January 16 Brent Winebrenner - Guatemala: The Land of the Maya (Film)
January 23 Marilu Knode - Connecting Communities to Culture
January 30 Stephen Asma - The Evolution of Imagination: Extraordinary Tour of the Human Creative Spirit
February 6 Chip Duncan - Building Bridges Across Cultures
February 13 Francine Segan - 100 Years of Fascinating Food Trends
February 20 David Luhrssen - Historical Secret Societies in America
February 27 Lisa Edgar and Razzmatazz Festive Musical Combo - Annual Celebration, Luncheon and Meeting

** Tribute Lectures are made possible through your donations. We hope you remember the College Endowment Association when you make donations, memorials, or wish to honor a special person.