Darrow Family Supports a Welcoming Space

With two kids in Middle School and one in Lower School, Mike ’86 and Jen Darrow knew first-hand the need for a safe, efficient, and welcoming entryway. So when the opportunity arose to support a new welcome center for the USM visitor entrance through the Our Common Bond campaign, the Darrows were happy to get involved.

“We wanted the Darrow Family Welcome Center to be a warm, friendly, inviting place,” Jen Darrow said. “Combined with the new Lee Community Room, it’s a great area to socialize, meet other families, and strengthen the USM community.”

It was Mike’s idea to invite his parents to contribute to the gift. “I felt that it should be a Darrow family gift, because USM has benefitted multiple generations of our family,” Mike Darrow said. Mike’s mother Susan (Slocum) Darrow MDS ’59 graduated from Milwaukee Downer Seminary and his grandfather Albert Slocum attended Milwaukee Country Day School in the early 1930s.

Susan Darrow was thrilled to participate, and treasures the 12 years she spent at MDS. “We are so proud of USM and we’re thrilled with the Welcome Center,” Susan Darrow said.

“We want everyone who goes through those doors to feel welcome and we hope that they have the same wonderful experience that we had, and continue to have, with USM.”

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