Don’t miss the chance to multiply your gift’s impact through matching opportunities made possible by some of our most generous donors, including those below. Additional matches will be listed as we receive them.
Interested in offering a match of your own? Reach out to the UWSP Foundation at email@example.com to learn more.
SCHOLARSHIP MATCHING GIFT ALERT:
For the second year in a row, Bob and Mary Berard ’96, MS ’03 are matching every gift made to any area of the university, dollar for dollar (up to $250,000), as part of UWSP’s annual Day of Giving (D.O.G.). Every dollar of the Berards’ matching funds will go toward scholarships that help recruit, retain and otherwise financially support students at UWSP.
Campus Wide Scholarships – Paul ’83 and Gale Kirby are matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the campus wide scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to first year students with the ability to renew for a second year. This fund helps us recruit, retain and otherwise support UWSP students.
Alumni Generations Scholarship – The UWSP Alumni Board is matching the first $800 in gifts made to the Alumni Generations Scholarship, which serves to honor legacy students who help carry on the family tradition of Pointer pride.
Football – Breck ’87 and Sheri ’87 Loos are matching the first $2,500 in gifts made to the Touchdown Club, which supports the football program and its student-athletes.
Volleyball – Breck ’87 and Sheri ’87 Loos are matching the first $2,500 in gifts made to the Attack Club, which supports the volleyball program and its student-athletes.
Men’s Basketball – Mike ‘85 and Jane ’85 Janse are matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the Backcourt Club, which supports the men’s basketball program and it’s student-athletes.
Men’s Hockey – An anonymous donor is matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the Blue Line Club, which supports the men’s hockey program and its student-athletes.
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Backstage Fund – Susan Hughes Gingrasso, Emeritus Professor of Dance, will match the first $1,000 in gifts to Backstage to support the Department of Theatre & Dance. Backstage funds are used for department priorities including student scholarships, production enhancements, guest artists, faculty professional development, and student travel.
Communication Development Fund – Andy and Christy Kubitz are going to match $2,000 for Division of Communication (Communication Development Fund.
School of Design – Bill Schierl and Sarena Melotte ’00 are matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the new School of Design in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
LeDuc Music Scholarship – Jack LeDuc ’67 is matching the first $5,000 in gifts made to the Jon Anthony LeDuc Music Scholarship honoring Rose & Claude J. LeDuc Sr. and Helen Holzer. This endowed scholarship supports students in music with demonstrated financial need and musical talent.
James H. Arrowood Endowment for the Musical Arts – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – Xi Omicron Chapter is matching the first $500 in gifts made to this endowment which creates a scholarship for music students.
College of Letters and Science
College of Letters and Science – An anonymous donor is matching the first $1,500 in gifts made to the College of Letters and Science Fund, which supports programs within the college.
College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources Fund – Dewey Moulton ’80 is matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the College of Natural Resources Fund, and an anonymous donor is matching $2,500 in gifts to the CNR Fund, which means that there will be $3,500 in matching gifts! The CNR Fund supports programs and students within the college.
College of Professional Studies
CPS Fund for the Future – An anonymous donor is matching the first $6,750 in gifts made to the College of Professional Studies Fund for the Future, which supports programs within the college.
College of Professional Studies Scholarships– Cheryl Kieliszewski ’89 is matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to the College of Professional Studies Scholarships Fund , which support first-year CPS students and are renewable for a second year.
School of Business and Economics – Jim and Madeleine Haine are matching the first $2,500 in gifts made to the School of Business and Economics Fund.
Student Affairs Fund – An anonymous donor is matching the first $1,000 in gifts made to support Student Affairs. Gifts to Student Affairs support the co-curricular experiences of our students, while creating a positive university experience. Departments within Student Affairs include, Residential Living, Counseling Center, Student Health Services, and Diversity & College Access.
Residential Living Fund – Rosanne Proite ’77 is matching the first $500 gifts in support of the Living-Learning Communities Academic Peer Mentors program in Residential Living.
Additional challenges will be released as they are issued! If you want to learn more about how to issue a challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The #UWSPGivesBack Selfie Challenge – Chancellor Patterson will donate one dollar for every selfie taken in Pointer gear ($2 if it’s a D.O.G. shirt) and posted on social media using #UWSPGivesBack or by tagging the UWSP Foundation pages ALL DAY LONG on May 7, 2019.
Campus Photo Challenge! – At noon on May 7 on the Concourse in the DUC, we are inviting campus to gather for a giant campus “selfie”. This year, for every person in the photo, Vice Chancellor Al Thompson will donate $1! There will also be pizza and cake for the halftime show party following the photo!
173 People showed up for D.O.G. campus photo!
Mug Shot Challenge – From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. we want to see your mug shots – coffee mug, that is! Everyone who snaps a picture of their Pointer coffee mug and uses #UWSPGivesBack (or tags UWSP Foundation pages) between 6 and 8 a.m. will be in the running to win and pick one area on campus as the recipient of $100 in challenge funds. We will announce the winner after 8 a.m. on May 7!
WINNER: Rebecca Seevers from Twitter.
Pointer Pride Pet Challenge – From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. we want to see your pets showing off their Pointer pride! Every photo during that time will be in the running to win and pick one area on campus as the recipient of $100 in challenge funds. We will announce the winner after 7 p.m. on May 7!
Jody Rolland is the winner!
Athletics Participation Challenge – Once Pointers Athletics has 50 gifts made, supporting any area within Athletics, Tina Hill ’82 will make a $500 gift. Additionally, once 125 gifts are made, supporting any area of Pointers Athletics, Athletic Director Brad Duckworth will make a gift of $500.
Painting the U.S. in purple and gold – We challenge our Pointer family to have a gift made from every state! If a gift is made from every state, a $250 gift will be unlocked to support campus wide scholarships!
States Needed: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
COFAC Participation Challenge – For every gift made to support the College of Fine Arts and Communication (including any fund or department within the college), Peter and Wendy Crawford will make a $10 gift, up to $250 dollars.
125 Gifts Challenge – Once 125 gifts (in honor of UWSP’s 125th) are made on May 7, you will unlock TWO $125 gifts, one from the UWSP Director of Alumni Affairs Laura Gehrman Rottier and another from an anonymous donor. That’s $250 for 125 gifts of any size! NOT ONLY THAT, but when 125 gifts have been made, Laura will get a pie to the face! When 250 gifts are made, Nicole Pare will also get a pie to the face!
Library Forgiving Fines Challenge – If the Library receives $5,000 on May 7, they will forgive all current Pointers’ overdue fines! Easy as that – give once help twice! Your gift will help ensure a strong library for future Pointers and help forgive the overdue fines current Pointers owe.