Green Bay, Wis. — As announced on April 23, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation received notice of a sizeable gift from The Ronald C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund: A fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
As stated in the press release, “The …gift was established by the estate of Ron and Pauline Heim. The Heims were humble people who cared about our community. Throughout their lives, they quietly supported a variety of local nonprofits. Through this planned gift of more than $16.5 million, the Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund will provide support to more than 30 nonprofit organizations forever.”
The UW-Green Bay Foundation expects to receive about $75,000 annually, which will be designated for scholarships in the name of Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim.
“We admire the generous philanthropic spirit of Ronald and Pauline Heim,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor, Gary L. Miller. “This gift is remarkable and through their commitment to student scholarships, they will help countless students pursue their dreams of earning a college degree at UW-Green Bay. Scholarships provide both a financial and motivational boost to hard-working, dedicated students.”
According to the Community Foundation press release, Mrs. Heim established the endowed fund to assure selected nonprofits receive critical annual support in perpetuity. The support is projected to reach in excess of $800,000 each year across our community.
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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.