Early life and education
Morgridge was born to L. D. Morgridge and Ruth Gordon Morgridge, who were both teachers and church members.
He has one brother, Dean L. Morgridge, and one sister, Barbara Morgridge.
He grew up in Wauwatosa
, where he attended Wauwatosa East High School
He worked part-time at jobs such as washing equipment in a sweet pea cannery
, digging stone at the quarry
, washing walls in Milwaukee's Pabst Brewery
, doing road construction
on Highway 64
, and working as a railroad brakeman
In 1955, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and in 1957, he earned an MBA
from Stanford Graduate School of Business
In 2010, Morgridge and his wife donated $175 million to create the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, an endowment which will provide grants to low-income students attending one of Wisconsin’s public colleges or universities.
Morgridge Family Foundation donated funds to Immanuel Lutheran School,
Mount Olive Lutheran Church,
and to several educational and volunteering organizations.
Looking back on his life, says John Morgridge, in addition to parents, church and school, "it's the community that helps form our moral compass. It's those attitudes that I've remembered through my entire lifetime. We've been very blessed with what this country has given us. And we intend, before we die, to give it back."
Morgridge married his high school sweetheart, Tashia Frankfurth (now a special education teacher), great granddaughter of William Frankfurth
, the co-founder of the German-English Academy, which is now known as the University School of Milwaukee
They have an adult son and daughter, and a second son died of leukemia.
Honors and Recognition
- 1991, Wisconsin Distinguished Business Alumnus Award
- 1996, Stanford Graduate School of Business Arbuckle Award
- 2005, Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association
- 2007, Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
- 2012, Regents’ Award for Distinguished Service to the University of Wisconsin System
- 2015, James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award
- 2017, TECH CORPS Leadership in Technology Award
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