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“Matching Challenge”

UWFox Foundation Announces “Matching Challenge”

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that a generous friend of UWFox has agreed to match new and increased gifts to the UWFox Fund, up to $25,000. This generous “friend of the campus” is committed to the campus’ mission and has a strong interest in supporting the continued strength and growth of our university.

In order to claim the full amount by the end of this fiscal year, the UWFox Foundation will have to raise $25,000 in new and increased gifts by June 30, 2004. The terms of this challenge are simple.

If for any reason, you did not contribute to the UWFox Foundation between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003, our anonymous friend will match your new gift of $50 or more made this year dollar-for-dollar.

If you did contribute last fiscal year, an increased gift of $50 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

If you made a restricted contribution last year for a specific purpose or scholarship, you can still help us with meeting this challenge, by adding $50 or more in unrestricted dollars to your usual restricted gift this year. The unrestricted portion of your gift will be matched.

Lisa Weiner, recently appointed Executive Director of the UWFox Foundation said, “We are most grateful to our anonymous friend. Challenge grants are excellent devices for encouraging new and increased gifts for the UWFox Fund, the name given to all unrestricted gifts donated annually for scholarship support, faculty development and campus enrichment programs.”

The support of the entire UWFox family - alumni, parents, students, faculty / staff, board members and friends - is urgently needed to help claim the full $25,000 of the matching challenge. Please do your part and mail your gift to the University of Wisconsin-Fox Foundation, 1478 Midway Road, Appleton, WI 54952.

Every dollar you give will help support UWFox’s tradition of excellence.

UWFox Student Association Wins the Chancellor's Award for Excellence

The UW-Fox Valley Student Association has been awarded the 2003 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Student Government. This is the first time that UW-Fox Valley has been conferred this honor. In announcing the award, SA was commended by the Chancellor for numerous accomplishments, including:

  • Establishment of a scholarship for students from money raised at Octoberfest and the Fox Cities Marathon
  • Philanthropic activities including Adopt a Family and Habitat for Humanity
  • Efforts to improve campus facilities
  • Work in fostering campus diversity
  • Contributions to the development of campus policies dealing with parking, the gallery, the bookstore and campus safety

These are only a few of the many activities that have been undertaken this year for the betterment of the university community by this dedicated group of students. The members of this year's Student Association include:

  • Thomas P. Shields
  • Christina Zweig
  • Emilie Page
  • Terence Broxterman
  • Melanie Schroeder
  • Brady Dill
  • Jon Groves
  • Michael Hengels
  • Sonja Kuhn
  • Mike Rogers
  • Tabitha Pistohl
  • Jeramie Sweeney

Posted 9/3/2003