UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Every dollar donated during the annual Donate for a Difference Day goes directly to CAFES student organizations and judging teams for team travel, student activities, conferences, professional development and more. Your support supplements funding for these activities, the College also provides some financial support and the students themselves are expected to pay a portion of their expenses for any travel.
You can donate anytime on November 3, but if you donate over the noon hour - the Power Hour - you can help us bring in an additional $2000. Outgoing Dean of CAFES Dale Gallenberg is challenging all CAFES alumni and friends to match his $2000 donation that hour.
All donations of $50 or more will be entered into a drawing for a UWRF gift basket including some apparel and the winner can pick the sizes! (pictured below)
If you have problems with the donation form, please use the regular UWRF donation form and indicate that your gift is for CAFES Giving Day or CAFES Donate for a Difference.
Some words of thanks from members of our student groups that have benefited from your generous donations!
"For the Beef Management Team members, the opportunity to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show and Convention means gaining knowledge of trends and practices in the beef industry, networking with industry professionals, learning about internships, job, and graduate school programs, and growing as a team and as individuals with this great chance to gain exposure to many different facets of the beef industry and agriculture. We want to say thank you for supporting the CAFES Student Impact grant program, it has definitely made an impact for us!" - Grant Buwalda, member of the Beef Management Team
“The Student Impact Grant made the Trip to Louisiana for our team possible. These grants helped cover the expenses around travel. It let our team focus on preparing for the contest and then concentrate on competing - rather than how we would afford to go.” - Mattew Fischer, member of the Poultry Judging Team
"We greatly appreciate the monetary support from the CAFES student impact grant! It truly was a large part in making the trip feasible for students to grow in a crucial and impactful way, as well as to represent the university and state of Wisconsin on an international level." - Virginia Lee, member of the Falcon Robotics Team
"The funds that we received were crucial to the success of our group that traveled to compete at the National Agri-Marketing Association conference, and we appreciate our university supporting us in these endeavors." - Kati Kindschuh, president of the UWRF National Agri-Marketing Association
"From everyone on the trip, we would like to give our gratitude for giving us the opportunity to receive the Impact Grant. It made a world of difference with aiding our members to attend the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association’s National Symposium!" - Lindsey Wichman, member of the UWRF Pre-Vet Club