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Annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk has a $2,000 match this year

Annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk has a $2,000 match this year

There aren’t many student-run charity walks that can boast raising more than $45,000 in five years. But the UW-Green Bay Steps to Make a Difference Walk can claim just that. This year’s annual walk will be held on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 10 a.m. and starting at the Mauthe Center. The walk, organized by […]

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Where philanthropy is a team game

Where philanthropy is a team game

At Bay Tek Games and MCL Industries in Pulaski, a culture of giving back pervades life in the workplace — and beyond. It’s in the way the businesses give 10 percent of their profits to charitable causes — and in how each month, two employees from each company are randomly selected and awarded $500 for […]

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Giving back: Morgridges ‘planting trees’ for next generation

Giving back: Morgridges ‘planting trees’ for next generation

UW-Green Bay students, parents and a number of UWGB staff members and administrators had the extreme pleasure of meeting with John and Tashia Morgridge and the Executive Director of their “Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS),” Mary Gulbrandsen, Monday, March 9.

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‘It’s still a wonderful life’ says Warner

‘It’s still a wonderful life’ says Warner

The good news according to UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Lora Warner, is that research supports that Brown County is still highly valued for its quality of life. Warner (above with her students) presented to a near-capacity crowd at UW-Green Bay’s After Thoughts event, Tuesday, March 3. The director of UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs […]

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Alumni grab center stage with generosity

Alumni grab center stage with generosity

In the last few years UW-Green Bay has virtually doubled the number of endowed scholarships it has available to students. The school’s graduates helped make that happen. UW-Green Bay alumni or alumni couples created a long list of new endowed scholarships in the past two years. Steve ’78 and Janelle Maricque ’82, at left center […]

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To honor and to serve: Alumnus endows scholarship in name of Social Work’s Baer

To honor and to serve: Alumnus endows scholarship in name of Social Work’s Baer

When Doug Wirth began attending UW-Green Bay as a transfer student, he was struggling. Struggling with his father’s recent suicide. Struggling with his sexuality. And like so many college students, struggling to find his place in the world. It was the mid-1980s, and the Fond du Lac native had just transferred to UW-Green Bay. He’d […]

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Giving back: 30 pairs of hands, 30 hearts, build home over break

Giving back: 30 pairs of hands, 30 hearts, build home over break

Shelter is an interesting part of the history and culture of Taos, New Mexico. Just outside of town is the Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in North America. A few miles north is Earthship, a community of self-sufficient, low-impact, environmentally sustainable homes. But at the end of a dead-end street in a quiet […]

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Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

For UW-Green Bay Trustee Beth Gochnauer, giving back truly is a family affair. Her husband, Dick, spent every summer in Green Bay as a child, and both his father and grandfather hailed from the city. They instilled in their families the importance of giving back to the community with time and treasure, a legacy that […]

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Healthy appreciation: Sandmires donate $1m to pre-med scholarships

Healthy appreciation: Sandmires  donate $1m to pre-med scholarships

UW-Green Bay recognized its most faithful donors Dec. 9 with an on-campus reception honoring Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire and their $1 million capstone gift endowing additional scholarships for students pursuing careers in medicine or related fields. The gathering in the Laboratory Sciences Building was hosted by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and his wife, Georgia.

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Community advocate Riopelle to receive honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay

Community advocate Riopelle to receive honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will award an honorary doctoral degree to longtime community advocate Virginia (Ginny) Riopelle during the University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Riopelle, a longtime UW-Green Bay Trustee, successful University fundraiser and the co-founder of the University’s signature Phuture Phoenix program, will receive […]

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