Ginsberg Family Award

The Ginsberg Family Awards for Leadership, Service and Scholarship recognize students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. This is a prestigious award on campus and only 25 are given out each year. Learn more about the award.

This is an internal award awarded to a current or past Morgridge Center Student intern.

Each winner receives a $1,000 award.

2023: Erin Gretzinger
2022: Parnika Shukla
2021: Danielle Wendricks
2020: Anusha Naik
2019: Tashiana Lipscomb
2018: Anisa Yudawanti
2017: Gilly McBride
2016: Adam Beer
2015: Neil Damron
2014: Lilly Rotter
2013: Mike Tecca
2012: Ali Loker
2011: Jewel Rose
2010: Matt Carlson

2024 Recipient Mihika Sathe

Mihika Sathe

Mihika Sathe has been actively involved with the Morgridge Center during her entire time at UW–Madison. She started volunteering with Badger Volunteers (BV) her freshman year, and has been a BV for six semesters with a wide variety of public health organizations, including CDA Triangle, OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, and The Crossing. She has also served as a team leader for three of those semesters. After her first semester as a BV, Mihika knew she wanted to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work associated with the program, so she joined the team and became an invaluable asset as one of the public health interns.

In this role, she served as the main line of communication between Badger Volunteers and community partners, as well as developed and facilitated discussion groups and other events as opportunities for further learning and reflection for all involved in BV. Beyond BV, she enrolled in two Community-based Learning courses on her journey to learn more about health impacts and disparities in the local community.

She credits her service experience with the Morgridge Center for teaching her the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships with community members and for giving her academic journey purpose over the past four years. Upon graduation, Mihika is embarking on the medical school application process to further her commitment to tackling health disparities and providing people-centered service as a physician.


The Be the Change Bash is the Morgridge Center’s annual end-of-the-semester celebration. The Bash honors students, staff, faculty and community partners who contribute their time and talents to both the community and the UW-Madison campus through service.

The event also includes the Morgridge Center’s annual award ceremony.