The College of Engineering -- University of Wisconsin-MadisonAnnual Report 1998
Ed Manuel and Julie J. Rae

Ed Manuel and Julie J. Rae, the College of Engineering's development directors. (31K JPG)

Big Letterolutions. Dozens of them are described within the pages of this report. From technology that extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables to software that enables people with hearing and sight limitations to access employment information at public kiosks, College of Engineering faculty and staff are finding ways to make the world a better place.

Our students, too, are preparing for their role as future problem solvers. In the classroom and through myriad extracurricular activities, they are developing the skills and confidence to lead--as engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, managers and teachers. These young minds will someday be finding answers to problems of which we have never even dreamed.

This high level of determination and dedication from faculty, staff and students alike has consistently made UW-Madison's engineering program one of the nation's best, with the college placing near the top of all major engineering school rankings. This high status among peer institutions is a direct result of the college meeting its goal of creating highly innovative academic, research and extracurricular programs.

Throughout the past year, your help has been integral to this success. In 1997, the College of Engineering received almost $12 million in private support. This money has come from thousands of individuals and corporations that understand the importance of maintaining the highest-quality engineering programs. These funds are most certainly a catalyst for solutions.

Now, as we head into the next century and face even greater challenges, we have a growing need for your support. To continue our tradition of excellence and rise even higher, it is essential that we retain our world-class faculty and recruit the brightest new academic talent available. And it is equally important to provide them with appropriate facilities, such as the Engineering Centers Building. Excellence and quality cannot be taken for granted. They cannot be sustained by themselves.

On behalf of Dean Bollinger and the college's faculty, staff and students, we thank you for your generous support. As we embark on a new era in history, please continue to help us lead the way in finding solutions.


Ed Manuel, Senior Director of Development

Julie J. Rae, Director of Development

UW Foundation / 1848 University Avenue / Madison, WI 53708
Tel: 608/263-4545 / Fax: 608/263-0781

1997 Sources of Gifts

Individuals 59%
Corporations 21%
Foundations 17%
Employer Matches 3%

1997 Designated Uses of Gifts

Departments and Programs 33%
Building 29%
Scholarships 21%
Faculty Professorships 13%
Unrestricted 4%

College of Engineering Contributions 1992-1997


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