The 2021 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers Day of Giving, held Oct. 14-15, received over 640 donations totaling more than $143,000 from alumni and friends. This year’s Day of Giving spanned two days, allowing for 1,866 minutes to give in honor of the university’s founding year. A record number of people participated this year, including more students than ever before.
"I am so proud to be part of this Pioneer family,” said Scott S. Baumgartner, chair of the UW-Platteville Foundation and 1972 UW-Platteville graduate. “The outpouring support of our alumni, friends and corporate partners is truly inspiring. Thank you to everyone who participated in Pioneers Day of Giving. Your generosity will have a profound difference."
The fund most supported was Pioneers Helping Pioneers, which provides emergency financial support to help students with unexpected expenses.
“Pioneers Day of Giving was a special day for UW-Platteville and its Foundation,” said Joshua Boots, assistant vice chancellor of Development and Alumni Engagement. “The Pioneer family continues to inspire me by their generosity and thoughtfulness. The spirit of giving they are showcasing will be making a transformational difference for years to come.”
Pioneers Day of Giving is held every October and is focused on fundraising to support student success in all its forms.