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I recently joined UWM’s School of Education as the Director of Development. This means I will be partnering with YOU to advance our time-honored mission of preparing teachers and other education leaders for the challenges and opportunities that come with serving our multi-cultural urban society.

Together, we will work to spread the message far and wide that people should be paying close attention to our School, distinguished for providing one of the best teacher-education preparation programs and widely celebrated for offering the only Doctoral program in Urban Education. Because we work so hard to ensure that this exceptional educational opportunity is accessible to all who have the desire to succeed, we continue to attract students who might not otherwise be able to follow their dreams. They are tenacious in their academic pursuits, but outside stressors can be particularly daunting for these students.

They need only a few champions in their corner so they can stay the course and graduate. Because of donor support, they will soon be a tremendous inspiration to those who will learn alongside them. We continue to prepare the largest number of teachers for MPS, many serving areas in desperate need of compassionate and committed educators. Providing leadership to the establishment of a dozen charter schools provides an innovative and trusted choice for families.

Of course none of these initiatives could happen without the support of friends like you, people who believe so strongly in the mission and want to make sure UWM is thriving for generations to come. In addition to the loyal generosity of many donors, and the sometimes magnificent gifts to launch important programs, the UWM Foundation manages many endowed scholarship funds. These “forever funds” will continue to grow and produce scholarships long after we are all gone. You would be pleasantly surprised to learn about the many ways you can provide for your loved ones as well as the causes that mean so much to you.

I hope you are inspired to invest in the “UWM teacher” and the countless students whose lives will be impacted by their passion to make a difference. For more information on how to leave a legacy, please visit giftplanning.uwm.edu or contact plangift@uwm.edu.

Or, simply give me a call at (414) 229-3080. I would love to hear from you!

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Carol L. Wacker

Director of Development