Tag Philanthropy

UW among recipients of grants from Evjue Foundation

June 5, 2019

The charitable arm of The Capital Times has announced that its directors have approved $1,812,000 in grants, including $370,500 to the UW for more than two dozen projects and programs during the coming year.

Kohl donates $10M to support La Follette School’s outreach, teaching and research

May 12, 2019

Kohl’s donation, the Kohl Initiative, focuses on three priorities that will expand the School’s public outreach mission, advance the training of future public leaders and support influential research by faculty and students. It is the largest donation in La Follette School history.

Chair to honor civil rights trailblazer James E. Jones Jr.

April 24, 2019

“Professor Jones was a towering figure here at the Law School. The chair bearing his name will continue his memory and legacy here forever,” says Law School Dean Margaret Raymond.

UW programs among Evjue Foundation award recipients

May 23, 2018

The charitable arm of the Capital Times is providing $370,500 for 30 campus projects and programs in the humanities, science, the arts, health, media and more. The foundation was established by William T. Evjue, the founder and longtime editor of the Madison newspaper.

Fahey, Chazen, Thomas-Greenfield to receive honorary degrees

March 8, 2018

Honorary doctorates recognize individuals with careers of extraordinary accomplishment, with sustained and uncommonly meritorious activity reflecting UW–Madison values.

In second year, UW’s Philanthropy Lab class awards $50,000 to three nonprofit groups

December 20, 2017

Three Madison-area nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive money this semester from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Philanthropy Lab class — a total of $50,000.

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

October 21, 2017

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

Big Apple Badgers: Jerry and Simona Chazen

February 28, 2017

UW–Madison alumni Jerry and Simona Chazen, the generous benefactors of the Chazen Museum of Art, were a couple of jazz-loving undergraduates when they first met here. After graduation, his first roommate — who had married a woman whose name would become synonymous with fashion — called Jerry in New York City and said “Let’s start a company.” The Chazens are the latest in our series of Big Apple Badgers.

Scholarship to prepare international students for global development leadership

January 19, 2017

The new program will help prepare young leaders to fight poverty and improve quality of life around the world.

Nicholas Match raises $100 million for UW–Madison scholarships

December 15, 2016

Once fully funded, the gifts will generate about $4.5 million in annual scholarships to recruit and retain outstanding students.

UW’s first Philanthropy Lab class to award $50,000 to nonprofit groups

December 8, 2016

On Dec. 12, members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first Philanthropy Lab class will award $10,000 each to five local nonprofits, in the culmination of a new semester-long course that offered an innovative learning opportunity in philanthropic giving.