St. Joseph Academy 1966
2018 Academic Division: Humanitarianism
Miriam (Brozyna) Mulva, SJA 1966, and her husband, Jim, have great commitment to the common good through philanthropic efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.
Traveling and living around the world, primarily in support her husband’s career, Miriam never sat idle. Miriam’s college degree in elementary education found application in her life when raising her two boys, tutoring math and reading, teaching art, and founding an after-school tutoring program in a Boys and Girls Club. Miriam also served as a Catholic Eucharistic
home minister for 18 years, and she and Jim are active in parish life. Each has served on numerous boards, enriching lives with work with educational institutions, museums, symphonies, and service organizations. Miriam has been a member of the SNC Board of Trustees since 2004.
Locally, Miriam and Jim have supported many wonderful additions to SNC including the Mulva Library, the Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center, the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, and the recently dedicated Conversion statue. In addition, they quietly and generously support many other local causes. They have proposed a gift to the City of De Pere of a state-of-the-art Mulva Cultural Center, which is in progress.
They also have been generous donors to the University of Texas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In November 2017, the doors opened to the Mulva Clinic for Neurosciences at Dell Medical School in Austin. Another philanthropic cause which is very important to Miriam and Jim is the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where they sponsor American seminarians. Their generosity provided a new 10-story academic tower and a fitness center. Miriam and Jim have also sponsored international schools in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam. Selflessly and tirelessly, Miriam B. Mulva commits both her time and financial support to her Catholic faith, education, and her communities.