Wally Prechter is the president of the World Heritage Foundation-Prechter Family Fund. She is founder of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund in the University of Michigan Depression Center, which aims to find customized and personalized treatments so that individuals living with this illness can enjoy greater quality of life.
Wally serves in leadership positions in numerous civic and charitable organizations including the U-M President’s Advisory Group, the U-M Depression Center National Advisory Board, the U-M School of Education Dean’s Advisory Council, the Kresge Eye Institute, the Taubman Medical Research Institute Advisory Board and the College of Creative Studies Board of Trustees. Born in Alfershausen, Germany, Mrs. Prechter attended the University of Erlangen. She emigrated to the United States in 1977 and completed her education at the U-M, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in education with honors.