Satya Nadella—alumnus and Microsoft CEO—and wife Anu donate $2M to UWM to increase diversity in tech education

Photo of Satya and Anu Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science) and his wife Anu donated $2 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in June to create the Fund for Diversity in Tech Education at UWM.

The fund will support efforts to recruit, retain and graduate undergrads from marginalized and underserved communities, preparing them with the skills to pursue careers in computer science, data science and information technology.

“We know that while talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. And when people have access to education and skilling, they create new opportunity for themselves and their communities,” Satya and Anu Nadella said.

The Nadellas’ gift will support pre-college programming, undergraduate scholarships, student services, and emergency grant support.

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