UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Donors respond to pandemic-prompted financial challenges, contribute $2.9 million
August 27, 2020 – Responding to the challenges prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing a legacy of support for UW-River Falls, donors contributed nearly $2.9 million to the UW-River Falls Foundation during the recently completed 2019-20 fiscal year.
The final total represents the second most successful fundraising year in UWRF history. A record $3.6 million was raised in 2016-17.
“The outpouring of support serves as a testimony to our donors’ commitment to the UWRF’s students, faculty, programs and mission,” said Rick Foy, assistant chancellor for University Advancement. “COVID-19’s impact has been felt by all of us, and during these difficult times, our donors generously responded. They made a difference when it was needed most – and it’s greatly appreciated by all of us at UWRF.”
Addressing student financial challenges prompted by COVID-19, donors contributed more than $50,000 to a Student Emergency Fund, far surpassing the initial goal of $25,000. Gifts to the fund helped students deal with job loss and cover the costs of rent, utilities, medical and dental expenses and educational-related expenses to facilitate remote learning.
Among the fundraising year’s other highlights were:
Tax deductible contributions to the UWRF Foundation may be made to support the university’s students, programs and projects at https://www.uwrf.edu/give/
If questions, contact Foy at 715-425-4291 or email@example.com.