2019 Lifetime Achievement Award


John and Tashia Morgridge


John P. Morgridge and his wife, Tashia F. Morgridge, established the Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI) in December 2010 to help make 21st century instructional technology more accessible to forward-thinking school districts.

John and Tashia are both graduates of Wauwatosa High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

John holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University; Tashia has a master’s degree in education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

In addition, John and Tashia established the Morgridge Institute for Research, a research center on the UW-Madison campus, created the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars  (FFWS) providing needs-based scholarships for higher education to public high school graduates, and established the Center for Public Service on the UW-Madison campus along with contributions to various educational departments.

Tashia is an educator, author, and philanthropist.  John has been a business executive, educator and philanthropist. He is chair emeritus of Cisco Systems.

Both John and Tashia serve on the boards of the TOSA Foundation, the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars.

John teaches management at  Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, serves on its Advisory Council, and is a past board member of Stanford Hospitals and Clinics.