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Timothy and Bernadette Marquez

Philanthropists of the Year

Bernadette ('80, Nursing) and Timothy Marquez, MSUAA Grand Award Winners

Timothy and Bernadette (’80, Nursing) Marquez are philanthropic leaders in their home community of Denver and also here at Michigan State University. The MSU Alumni Association recognized the Marquezes with the Philanthropist Award at the 2011 Grand Awards ceremony.

Thanks to a $7 million commitment from the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation, MSU broke ground on the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research in 2010. Their gift helped secure a $7.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources and inspired more than 1,000 other benefactors.

The three-story, 50,000 square-foot building named in honor of Bernadette’s parents, John and Anna Bott, will be a nucleus for the entire nursing community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and stakeholders.