Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund


The IIDA Wisconsin Chapter, in conjunction with the IIDA Foundation, has established the Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund to honor Susan's dedication to students and the Interior Design profession.

"The mission and purpose of the Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund will be to fund and support activities directly related to the advancement of students pursuing degrees in interior design in the state of Wisconsin."

On June 5, 2005, we learned of the untimely and tragic death of Susan Jean Wohlitz.

As president of IIDA Wisconsin, Susan embodied a life of outreach, personal and professional development and committed enrichment.

Susan also served as Student Mentor for the Interior Design Program at Mount Mary College and as Volleyball Coach at St. Sebastian's Parish.

The first Annual Fundraiser for the Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund was held on October 21st, 2005. It would have been Susan's 34th birthday. It was held as a volleyball tournament for all groups and ages.




The Great Bag Bash is the single fundraiser for the Susan Wohiltz Memorial Fund.  Thanks to our generous donors and rautious attendees, we raise thousands each year to be awarded to our IIDA WI student members.

On February 1, 2007 IIDA WI held the first GREAT BAG BASH! Wow...did we BASH! Over 50 people attended and over $5,000.00 was raised. Since that cold February night we have expanded the event to host over 150 people every February, it almost always snows and it is always a great time.

We hope you can join us for the next GREAT BAG BASH!


Contributions can be made to the Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund through our IIDA WI Treasurer.  Please include your name and email address for return of receipt.

IIDA WI (checks made payable to IIDA Foundation)
Attn: Treasurer
6516 Monona Drive, #153
Monona, WI 53716 
Email: [email protected]