Alumni make Day of Giving a success

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October 10, 2018

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Pioneer spirit was on full display during the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s annual Day of Giving, as alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff donated more than $318,000. Held on Oct. 9, which is UW-Platteville’s Founder’s Day, the 24-hour event highlighted specific initiatives like the Pioneer Provisions Food Pantry, campus safety and scholarships, while also offering the opportunity to give back to any area of the university.

QLF logoQuality Liquid Feeds, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, provided the lead gift of $250,000. The company’s generosity will support the Dairy Science Faculty Fund, aiding the recruitment and retention of high quality dairy science faculty and keeping the agriculture programs at UW-Platteville affordable and accessible to all students.

“I am so grateful for companies like QLF that are willing to truly invest in the future of the dairy industry by supporting our program,” said Dr. Tera Montgomery, coordinator of UW-Platteville’s dairy science program. “It is leadership like this that paves the way for others to see the benefits of strong dairy education opportunities."

QLF is a nation-wide, innovative leader in developing and manufacturing liquid feed supplements and cooked low moisture blocks for animals. QLF prides itself on being the largest producer of domestic cane molasses. For over 37 years, QLF has been an American family owned company with the reputation for marketing products based on quality, consistency and service.

“We are so grateful for the generosity and support from Quality Liquid Feeds and Cory Berg, CEO/president of QLF, for providing the lead gift for the UW-Platteville Day of Giving and for their support of the dairy science and agriculture programs at UW-Platteville,” said Sandie Brick-Margelofsky, development and alumni engagement officer. “Gifts such as this truly help keep the programs at UW-Platteville affordable and accessible to all students.”

The gift will be commemorated by the naming of the atrium in the Agriculture Technology Center building at Pioneer Farm to Quality Liquid Feeds Atrium.

A number of pledges and gifts poured in throughout the day. UW-Platteville’s student phonathon team capped off the day by raising $17,000 in pledges and gifts from alumni. A generous stock gift from Dr. John Busby, director of the UW-Platteville Foundation Board of Directors, pushed the total over $300,000 at the end of the day.

“I am so pleased with the tremendous amount of support provided on this day of celebration,” said Steven Ramig, executive director of UW-Platteville Development and Alumni Engagement. “It is wonderful to see that support benefit our students, faculty and programs. It truly represents the Pioneer spirit and the values of our university.”

 

Written by: Alison Parkins, Associate Director of Public Relations, Communications, 608-342-1526, parkinsal@uwplatt.edu

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