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William G. Lewis Endowed Scholarship

Discipline: General

Student: First-year students - Northeast Wisconsin

William "Red" Lewis, a Green Bay native, established this scholarship in 2013 to help local students pursue higher education at UW-Green Bay. Red began his career in 1967 as a manager for PDQ Car Wash in Green Bay. He purchased the facility in 1974 and grew the company to eight full service wash locations. He also founded PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., a vehicle wash equipment manufacturer. The company growth was credited to Red's creativity, wisdom, talent, and leadership. Red is proud that he has given over 20,000 kids their first job and the opportunity to establish a solid work ethic. His philanthropic support is widespread across Green Bay and he has a special relationship with organizations serving area youth.

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