The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate 154 years since becoming an institution on Friday, Oct. 9. In honor of Founder’s Day, alumni and friends are invited to participate in the annual Pioneers Day of Giving. The all-day event raises funds to support student success.
“Pioneers Day of Giving is a special day for Pioneers near and far. It is a day they demonstrate their love for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville,” said Josh Boots, assistant vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Engagement. “They can give to the department that was influential to them, a scholarship that supported them through college or to the university’s greatest need. Our goal is 241 donors so every gift, large and small, will have an impact.”
Although this year will be different due to COVID-19, the message being shared is Pioneers can still unite while being socially distanced. During this crisis, UW-Platteville and its students are overcoming challenges and are persevering together.
“I’m always blown away by the hundreds of alumni and friends who step up on Pioneers Day of Giving,” said Missy Lipska, annual giving and donor relations officer. “What a great way to celebrate UW-Platteville’s Founder’s Day. Especially this year, when there are more urgent needs than ever before, it’s really inspiring that so many people will come together to make a difference.”
Alumni and friends are encouraged to show their Pioneer pride on Oct. 9, as the campus community marks the university’s birthday. Follow UW-Platteville on social media for updates throughout the day.
Last year, Pioneers Day of Giving raised more than $121,000. To donate, visit https://www.uwplatt.edu/give.