Smile! Capital Campaign friends cheer $30 million for students
The dozens of photos below tell the happy story: University and community leaders gathered with community friends at the Weidner Center Dec. 15 for a reception celebrating the successful conclusion of the Campaign for UW-Green Bay.
Among those in attendance were (above) longtime University friends Bob and Martha Southard posing with current UW-Green Bay student Peter Weidner and his grandmother, Marge Weidner.
The $30 million campaign has re-made the campus with new facilities, approximately 50 new student scholarships, and an array of new professorships, named chairs and academic enhancements. Contributors in attendance heard thank-you’s from Chancellor Thomas Harden and student Holly Melander. Emcee Dan Spielmann introduced campaign co-chairs Ginny Riopelle and Tom Olson for brief remarks outlining campaign highlights. Donor generosity resulted in:
• Six separate gifts of $1 million or more
• Two dozen gifts of $100,000 or more
• Many, many gifts that represented the donors’ largest, or capstone gifts to charity.
For a full news release on the Campaign’s wrapup, click here.
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