The collective power of giving
Dear alumni and friends,
When it comes to supporting the UW-Madison College of Engineering,
a little simple math demonstrates the power of participation.
Currently, about 7 percent of College of Engineering alumni donate annually to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. Let’s say in 2011, an additional 5 percent of you — or about 2,000 people — decide to give $100 per year to the Fund for Excellence. That commitment would provide another $200,000 to support important college priorities for our students and faculty.
What kind of impact could $200,000 per year make? It could, for example:
Fund a full year of tuition for 23 engineering undergraduates with demonstrated financial need.
Cover the annual budget of the UW hybrid vehicle teams, which include more than 120 student members.
Help send 20 students to a study-abroad experience in Hangzhou, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; or London, England.
Provide vital research stipends for 10 engineering graduate students.
Offer four newly hired professors additional support for equipment and technology to start their labs.
All of these examples represent real and growing development needs for the college, and areas where alumni support makes an immediate impact. It’s proof that participation matters: A modest annual commitment from a broad base of alumni will translate to greater access, opportunity and value-added experiences for our students.
Please consider joining the thousands of alumni who regularly give to the College of Engineering. Your support is greatly appreciated and is making a difference in every corner of the college.
Vice President of Development:
- Deb Holt, 608/263-0779, email@example.com
Directors of Development: