Helen E. Schenk Endowed Scholarship Fund in the School of Medicine
Helen Elizabeth Schenk was born in Brienz, Switzerland in 1913 and passed away in 2004. Described by friends as soft-spoken, thoughtful, and honest, Ms. Schenk was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was also an ardent stamp collector and loved breeding and showing dogs; she was a member of the American Manchester Terrier Club and a charter member and officer of Evergreen Empire Manchester Terrier Club. In her later years, Ms. Schenk received care from UW Medical Center and made a generous bequest provision for scholarships at UW Medicine. Ms. Schenk was never without her canine companion, Charlie, whose vivacious spirit exemplified Ms. Schenk’s joie de vivre.