• How Do You Spell Superfan? A-R-T!

    Betty and Art Dorst smilingBy Kristine Metzger

    You just couldn't miss Art. Whether at a Warriors football or basketball game, he was the consummate fan, deftly serving as both coach and fan from his seat in the bleachers. Art, himself a former minor league baseball player and later a coach at Garden Homes Lutheran School, knew all too well the teamwork needed to have a successful game.

    I first met Art in 2004. During our visit he informed me that he had decided to give a special gift to WLC - an insurance policy he no longer needed. He simply changed the beneficiary designation on the policy to "Wisconsin Lutheran College"; it would be payable upon death directly to WLC.

    This planned gift enabled Art to become a member of the Ella Post Legacy Society (which holds several donor dinners throughout the year). Through a mutual friend, Art, a widower, met and invited Betty to attend one of the Ella Post dinner events. Six months later, the two 85-year-olds were married.

    The Lord called Art home on September 1, 2010. Art's thoughtful gift of the insurance policy was used toward the current construction of the Outdoor Athletic Center at Warrior Fields, a project of which I'm sure he would have approved.

    Art knew the value of teamwork to make things happen. His gift of the insurance policy is part of a team effort (which includes current and former athletes, parents, and fans) to construct the Outdoor Athletic Center. Art is no longer here to support the Warriors, but if you visit the new locker room in the Athletic Center, you will see a locker with his name on it. Thank you, Art.

    If you'd like to learn more about making a gift of an insurance policy to WLC or donating to the new Outdoor Athletic Center, please contact Richard Mannisto '94 at 414.443.8788 or richard.mannisto@wlc.edu">email him.

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