WEC Energy Group receiving UW System Regents Business Partnership Award

University of Wisconsin System leaders will honor WEC Energy Group with the Regents Business Partnership Award at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. Board of Regents President Karen Walsh and UW System President Jay Rothman will join WEC Energy Group Executive Chairman Gale Klappa and UWM Chancellor Mark Mone for a 30-minute ceremony.

WEC Energy Group is UWM’s top corporate donor, and the partnership between the two institutions dates back nearly 50 years. WEC Energy Group has contributed more than $11 million to UWM causes, including the Connected Systems Institute and Moon Shot for Equity initiative. The company employs more than 200 UWM alumni, including Klappa himself.

UW System launched the Regents Business Partnership Award earlier this year to recognize companies that positively impact Wisconsin through their generosity and collaboration with UW System universities. Previous honorees include 3M for its work with UW-Stout, Plexus Corp. for its partnership with UW-Platteville, and the Mayo Clinic Health System for its partnership with UW-Eau Claire.

Media are invited to attend Wednesday’s presentation, and participants will be available for questions. For more information, contact Howie Magner at media-services-team@uwm.edu.