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Campaign News and Progress

Our Progress

As of June 30, 2016 the Rising to Distinction Campaign raised a total of $21,920,619.00.  Our campaign had six main priorities. The graph below shows our fundraising progress in each of those areas.

 RTD Chart 6.30.16

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Our continued rise will not be possible without you. Your voice, your connections to like-spirited alumni and friends, and your private gift investments make possible the exciting journey that lies ahead.

To support the Rising to Distinction campaign, click on the Give Now button to show your commitment to UWRF's future!  You may also wish to explore other giving options on the Ways to Give page. To set up a multi-year pledge to support Rising to Distinction, simply contact the UWRF Foundation at or 877-258-6647.

Campaign News

January 2016 - UWRF Reaches $20 Million Fundraising Milestone Six Months Early

September 2015 - David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field Rededicated

May 2015 - Online Giving Day a Huge Success

May 2015- Butler named Distinguished Alumnus

April 2015- Alumni Honored With Outstanding Young Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards

February 2015- Daymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank" to Speak at UW-River Falls Scholarship Benefit

November 2014- Scholarship Reception Brings Donors and Students Together; Record Setting Number of Scholarships and Total Dollars Distributed

October 2014- Daymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank" to Speak at UW-River Falls Scholarship Benefit

May 2014- Butler Challenges Others to Help Fund UW-River Falls Student Research in Europe

April 2014- Groundbreaking for $63.5 Million Falcon Center Set for May 2

March 2014- Pulitzer-Prize Winning Writer and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward to Speak at UW-River Falls

February 2014- UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation Project Receives First $1 Million in Pledges

October 2013- David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field to be Renovated

August 2012- Ab Nicholas Honors Friend Don Page with a $750,000 gift to UW-River Falls Foundation

August 2012- Former Chancellor Thibodeau Gives Back to UW-River Falls

April 2012- UW-River Falls and UW-River Falls Foundation Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

March 2012- Nilsestuen Endowment to Benefit UW-River Falls

January 2012- UWRF Alumni Commit $400,000 to Falcon Scholars "Albrecht Challenge"

Contact Us

UW-River Falls Foundation
Phone: 1-715-425-3505
Toll-Free: 1-877-258-6647
Fax: 1-715-425-3506
310 South Hall
410 South Third St
River Falls, WI 54022
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