(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.