Renee Boldt is an active volunteer and supporter of community and civic programs across the state. A proud Midwesterner, Boldt was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Appleton with her husband Tom and their two children, Phillip (22) and Claire (17). Renee graduated from Lawrence University with a BA in 1985, and a MA degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1991. Boldt’s BA degree was in Sociology and her MS degree was in Education. Boldt taught kindergarten for one year before turning her attention to community volunteerism, focusing on a broad range of issues and interests.
Currently, Boldt is serving on the boards of the Friends of the Appleton Public Library, American Players Theatre, the Kohler Trust of Arts and Education, the Fox Valley Symphony, and serves on the board of trustees at Lawrence University. Boldt has also served on the boards of Circus World Museum, the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation, the Wisconsin Women’s Council, and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Although not a Rotarian, in 2013, Boldt was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club. In 2014, Renee and Tom were jointly awarded the Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award, an annual award sponsored jointly by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region and the Appleton Post Crescent recognizing those who positively affect the quality of life in the Fox Cities. Boldt also received the George B. Walter Service to Society Award in 2014, an alumnae award granted by Lawrence University.