(Wausau, Wis.) The UW-Marathon County Foundation Inc. is announcing a successful new fundraising initiative that has raised $125,000 for scholarships at UWMC.

The 100 Extraordinary Women Campaign set a goal of attracting at least 100 donors to pledge $1,000 each, to be paid out for scholarships over a five-year period. With 125 donors pledged so far, the campaign will distribute at least $25,000 per year over the next five years for scholarships. The results of the new campaign will be formally announced Thursday, April 27 during a dinner event beginning at 5 p.m. at the Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau.

“The 100 Extraordinary Women campaign has exceeded expectations, and will make a big difference for deserving women students on our campus,” said Keith Montgomery, UW Colleges North Region dean and CEO. “These new dollars will supplement our broader scholarship program, which has funds available for all deserving students.”

The UWMC Foundation distributes about $160,000 per year in scholarships, which are open to all student applicants on the campus.

For more information about the 100 Extraordinary Women program, contact Brad Zweck, executive director of the UWMC Foundation at 715-261-6280 or uwmcfoundation@uwc.edu.

One reply on “UWMC Foundation announces successful fundraising initiative”

  1. It is wonderful to see the success of this new Women’s Scholarship Program at UWMC. Deserving students will benefit by getting a great start on their college education and career development.

    Wausau and Marathon County have strongly supported UWMC for decades, helping develop it into one of the best two-year university campuses in the country. Now, as the entire UW system undergoes significant changes, it is important for the community to continue that support. Stay abreast of the developments. Attend future meetings.Voice your opinion. Talk to local, county, and state officials. Care. Having a vital university campus in Wausau is critical to our community’s economic, social, and cultural future.

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