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2011 Endowment Recognition at Homecoming Game

Oct. 18, 2011

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MADISON, Wis. -- Each year the UW Athletic Department faces the challenge of funding the scholarships of nearly 800 student-athletes in 23 varsity sports. Over 14,000 donors annually contribute to help meet those needs. Some of these generous donors have elected to establish endowments.

Homecoming weekend, the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department welcomed back to campus the many individuals and families who have made generous contributions to establish endowed funds for the 12th Annual Endowment Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the Kohl Center.

This unique event provided endowment donors the exclusive opportunity to meet with coaches and student-athletes. During the luncheon, attendees heard from Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, UW Foundation President Michael Knetter, endowment donor Jeff Wiesner, and football student-athlete Aaron Henry. Additionally, endowment donors had the opportunity to attend the football game versus Indiana and watch a portion of the victory from the sideline.

Endowed funds annually provide the Athletic Department with over one million dollars to use toward the critically important areas of scholarship and operational expenses. The UW Athletic Department extends a grateful appreciation to these individuals and families for their impactful investment in the long-term academic and athletic excellence of Wisconsin Athletics. For a listing of the over 160 endowed funds, their 2011-12 scholarship student-athlete recipients, and video of the endowment luncheon, please visit the endowment recognition web page.

The success of Wisconsin Athletics and Badger student-athletes depends in great part on the collective loyalty and generosity of alumni, fans and friends. For more information on how to establish an endowed scholarship, please contact the Athletic Development Office at 608-262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

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