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Marquette University Alumni Association

College of Business Administration Recipients

Young Alumnus Award


Brookfield, Wis.

Jamie Delgadillo is a man of many hats. He’s a business owner and partner, an employer, a trusted adviser, a mentor, and a confidant to many. Besides all that, he and his wife, Sarah, own Liberty Tax Service income tax preparation franchises.

“I get to help hundreds of clients build and implement financial security plans — plans for achieving retirement, education funding, personal, family and business goals,” he says. “I love to watch my clients achieve their goals and grow personally and professionally.”

That’s what he has done his whole career: watch his clients achieve their goals. And, in so doing, he has achieved his own.

“Marquette’s mission of service to others has stuck with me throughout my career,” Jamie says. “I’m crazy motivated by leaving a legacy for my children, their children and our community.”

So much so, in fact, that he and Sarah made a commitment long ago to immerse themselves in philanthropy. They have supported organizations such as Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, the Skylight Music Theatre, INROADS, the United Community Center and many more. And Jamie is serving as the 2012–13 emerging leaders council co-chair for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Says Jamie: “My wife deserves this award more than I do. There’s nothing I do, nothing I have accomplished, that she hasn’t been a part of. I’m a better man because of her. What more can I say?”

Fun facts about Jamie:
Hometown: Milwaukee
Favorite book: The Tree of Knowledge by Humerto Maturana and Francisco Varela
Someone alive or dead he’d like to have dinner with: Bono, Pope John Paul II, Leo Bosetti (grandfather), Amalia Delgadillo (grandmother), John Stewart, Warren Buffett and Roberto Clemente
The Marquette faculty member who had an impact on Jamie: Howard T. Healy
Favorite Marquette memory: He has shared many Marquette memories with his wife, Sarah, during the past 15 years. One of his favorites is renewing his vows in 2005 at St. Joan of Arc.
In grade school, Jamie wanted to be the starting second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Most influential person in Jamie’s life: His wife, Sarah