UWM Sets $200 Million Goal in Fundraising Campaign

The last decade saw the largest expansion in UWM’s history. With a fundraising goal of $200 million, the current fundraising campaign—Made in Milwaukee, Shaping the World: The Campaign for UWM—is the most ambitious in UWM’s history, and seeks to maintain UWM’s promising trajectory. To date, more than $170 million has been raised, and Chancellor Mark Mone announced this week that Rockwell Automation committed to providing $1.7 million to help launch UWM’s connected systems institute.

On Sept. 25, the university kicked off the public phase of this campaign with an event that attracted 185 friends and supporters of the university. The event included a video that featured College of Engineering & Applied Science alumnus Avi Shaked ’80 BS Electrical Engineering, which spoke to student success. Read more about the event: Milwaukee Business Journal (includes slideshow); and UWM Report. (Also covered in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes.)

The current campaign officially began July 1, 2012 and will continue until the goal is met. For information on how to support the College of Engineering & Applied Science during this campaign, click here.

Next, the campaign celebration moves to campus. All faculty and staff are invited to Campus Campaign Celebration & Homecoming Kickoff, Oct. 3, 12:30-2 p.m. at the Spaights Plaza. Free cupcakes will be served.