Update: Chernick/Wochinske yields gains in alumni giving

Monday night concluded fall semester telephoning in the annual UW-Green Bay alumni phone-a-thon. Campaign coordinator Tracy Heaser of University Advancement reported recently that, so far, the number of donors and dollars pledged are up roughly one-fourth from the same time a year ago. She credits a good share of the increased participation to donors drawn forward by local businessmen and alumni Rick Chernick and Jim Wochinske (both ’74), who have pledged a dollar-for-dollar match for any gifts made by UW-Green Bay by alumni before March 31, 2012. Their match will be applied to all gifts by first-time donors, and to any increases in contribution amounts by continuing donors. More on the Chernick/Wochinske challenge.