The campaign goal has been met!

UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen announced January 19 that the university has met its $20 million campaign goal much sooner than anticipated. The Rising to Distinction Campaign, which is the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, was launched in 2011 to help UWRF to pursue the goals of its new strategic plan.

Rising to Distinction Campaign

In 2011 the University of Wisconsin-River Falls launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign called Rising to Distinction. The campaign aims to enable UWRF to climb to new heights of excellence in student financial aid, faculty support, student learning opportunities, and facilities. We aim to help the university pursue the goals of its new strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction.

With an unwavering commitment to teaching, mentoring, and engaging students, UW-River Falls is forging a path that will lead to distinction as a public university. This campaign is our public commitment to boldly support the university's uniqueness.

To learn more about our campaign goals, click here.

Ways to Give

Our continued rise is not 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, contact the UWRF Foundation at or 877-258-6647.

Current Focused Priorities

Falcon Center

The Falcon Center, replacing the 1959 Karges Athletic Center, is an innovative facility that will meet the educational, recreational, and athletic needs of our community. This new building will contribute to the wellness and competitiveness of the region, while serving to attract and retain students, staff, and faculty.

Visit the Falcon Center webpage

Download a Falcon Center Brochure (pdf)

Falcon Annual Fund

The Falcon Annual Fund is the university's unrestricted fund used to assist the Foundation in meeting the priorities of UW-River Falls. Resources help support innovative academic programs, alumni communications, curriculum and classroom technology improvements, and scholarship program management. Learn more about different ways of giving back to UW-River Falls here.

Falcon Scholars

Your participation in the Falcon Scholars program will significantly enhance the educational experience of our students, increase retention rates, and enhance opportunities for success after college.

Download a Falcon Scholar 2014-2015 guide (pdf)

Download a Falcon Scholar 2013-2014 guide (pdf)

Download a Falcon Scholar 2012-2013 guide (pdf)

Upcoming Events

Campaign Goal Met!

RTD Campaign Celebration Event

Friday, September 23, 2016
UW-River Falls Campus

More information and registration - coming soon!

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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