Thank you, Vilas County, for Ben Schumaker, who is improving children’s lives by providing them with a powerful connection to the wider world.Learn More
Thank You, Wisconsin, for Your Support!
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It is the people of Wisconsin who have helped to make the University of Wisconsin–Madison great. The 72 counties of the state have sent the UW their very best thinkers, athletes, builders, scientists, leaders, reformers, writers, scholars, engineers, and heroes.
It is the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals that have given the university its reputation as a world-class institution. For that, we offer the people of Wisconsin our deepest gratitude.
The strong relationship between the university and the people of the state is long-standing. The founders of both Wisconsin and its university saw the school and the state as inextricably bound.
Out of a great number of stories, we’re sharing here examples from each of our 72 counties of how the people of Wisconsin have done great things that have enhanced the strength and reputation of the state’s flagship university.
Read about one of the remarkable individuals or organizations in your county and other counties in the Badger State. You’ll find over and over that the university has greatly benefited from ideas, inventions, and other contributions from people throughout Wisconsin. This is a true partnership.
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Stories From Across the State
Thank you, Marinette County, for producing patriots such as Harvey Higley, and for helping the UW to stand out as an institution that honors the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans.Learn More
Thank you, Milwaukee County, for Bud Selig, who did more than bring back baseball back to Milwaukee. He helped to keep the city on the national stage, and in the process, he showed that dreams are worth fighting for.Learn More
Keena Atkinson knows what it means to persevere. Before she became a UW-Madison graduate and was recruited by a major corporation, she was a homeless, single mother. What changed her life trajectory?Learn More
The Story in Numbers
Administrative Costs at the UW are Extremely Low 1
- Office of the Chancellor’s Budget in Brief 2016 – 17
- 2017 Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report
- Academic Ranking of World Universities, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, 2017
- Data Digest 2016 – 17, Office of the Provost
For more information on any of the 72 stories, please contact Vince Sweeney ’78 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-308-5135.