Elizabeth Quadracci

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Elizabeth Quadracci, also known as Betty Ewens Quadracci, founded the Sussex, Wisconsin based Quad/Graphics with her husband, Harry V. Quadracci[1] and was the president of Quad Creative, the company's graphic design unit.[2]

In 1983, she became publisher, and eventually president, of Milwaukee Magazine.[3]


The main theater at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is called the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. The name is in recognition of Quadraccis gift of leadership of the theater company's endowment fund in the 1990s as well as Betty Quadracci's contributions and support of the group as a board member during the 1980s when the theater complex was built.[4]

In 2001, Betty and her husband, Harry V. Quadracci, helped finance an addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by Santiago Calatrava. The Quadraccis donated $10 million in a donation-matching challenge they spearheaded. The addition was named the Quadracci Pavilion.[5]

Betty donated 1 million dollars to Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee to build “The Quad,” a cafeteria and gathering space located outside the school’s theater.[6]


Betty died at 75 years old in December 2013.[7]


  1. ^ "Dynamic Marketing Solutions for a Consumer-Led Economy". Quad. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  2. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Elizabeth Quadracci, Christopher Harned". Nov 17, 2002. Retrieved Aug 14, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "Betty Quadracci, co-founder of Quad/Graphics, dies". The Saratogian. Retrieved Aug 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Quadracci legacy lifts Milwaukee". www.bizjournals.com. 2013. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  5. ^ "Lake Country Now". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved Aug 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Do I need the best renters insurance in Florida?". Chnonline. Dec 25, 2018. Retrieved Aug 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Betty Quadracci Obituary on Legacy.com". Legacy.com. Retrieved Aug 14, 2020.

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