Mabel Cratty Hall Renovation

Mabel Cratty Hall

George Williams College is seeking financial support from alumni and friends to renovate and expand historic Mabel Cratty Hall on the Geneva Lake campus. The project will restore the building's distinctive craftsman architectural features, while also preparing the facility to serve the needs of the new century, by:

  • Mabel Cratty floor planmaking the building suitable for year-round use
  • expanding the great room into Duncan Hall, in honor of Bill and LaVerne Duncan, seating 200 people
  • creating a new entry element
  • restoring the porch and sliding doors to their original condition
  • adding new support facilities, including a kitchen, cloakroom and restrooms
  • developing the adjacent gardens

At GWC, one of our core values is continuous learning. When the renovation of Mabel Cratty Hall is complete, the facility will become home to our new Center for Continuous Learning. Through the center, the college will offer programs of special interest to the constituencies that we serve on the Williams Bay campus, including our neighbors and friends around Geneva Lake.

We envision offerings in the arts and music, but anticipate also lecture and discussion sessions devoted to the exploration of contemporary political, social and economic issues. We hope also to offer special programs for area children as we invite "young scholars" to the campus to learn and grow. Like other GWC facilities, Cratty Hall also will be available for rental by community groups for special occasions.

We look forward to inviting friends and donors to help us define the range of programs to be offered through the Center for Continuous Learning. To support the project, fill our our online giving form, or contact Teri Tomaszkiewicz, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, at 630-844-5511 or