Glenn Koepp Scholars


Glenn R. Koepp
February 9, 1946 - July 17, 2004


Glenn was a member of Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary since November 1, 1979, with 24 years of perfect attendance. He served on the club Board of Directors and as District Inbound Ambassadorial Scholar Chair. He received Paul Harris Recognition from the club in 1991.

Glenn served in the Army from 1969-1971. He spearheaded the effort to recognize all club members that are veterans each Memorial and Veterans Day. Glenn donated 30 gallons of blood through the American Red Cross. Due to his dedication, MWTM Rotary was often successful in donating more blood annually than the Madison Downtown Rotary Club.

Glenn was a founding force behind the Orphan Train Project. He visited orphanages in Bulgaria, Peru, and Guatemala to identify their numerous needs. He diligently set up the connections between "Conductor" groups and the many Orphanages. Due to his efforts, the project grew to over 65 orphanages in 10 countries. Glenn was the Rotary and American face of kindness for children in many neglected corners of the globe.

Glenn will be fondly remembered for his heartfelt invocations at club meetings. He truly lived the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".

In memory of Glenn, Orphan Train guests who are selected to come to the USA for training at Mooseheart and in Madison (and elsewhere) are now called "Glenn Koepp Scholars".