The seventh annual University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers Day of Giving, held Oct. 6-7, received over 675 donations totaling more than $166,000 from students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and corporate partners. This year’s largest gift was $25,000 for the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
“Many thanks to the donors who made the Pioneers Day of Giving another worthy and successful initiative of the UW-Platteville Foundation,” said UW-Platteville Foundation Board of Directors Chair Joe Denk. “An increase in donors over the previous year led to an increase in funds raised and will enable the Foundation to grow the support it provides to the university.”
There were 200 spirit kits sold, the proceeds of which benefitted the Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund, which provides emergency financial support to help students with unexpected expenses. The top three funds supported were Pioneers Helping Pioneers, the Pioneer Annual Fund and the Pioneer Scholarship Fund.
“Pioneers Day of Giving was a tremendous day. Once again, Pioneers stepped up to celebrate this great university,” said Joshua Boots, assistant vice chancellor of Development and Alumni Engagement. “The difference this day will make throughout campus is incredible. Thank you for your continued generosity, Pioneers.”
Pioneers Day of Giving is held every October and is focused on fundraising to support student success in all its forms. It spans two days to allow for 1,866 minutes of giving in recognition of the university’s founding year.