UW-Platteville Foundation recognized with National Philanthropy Day Award

Foundation staff accepting award

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation was honored yesterday with the National Philanthropy Day Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter.

“This award is a notable and appropriate recognition of the extraordinary efforts and accomplishments of the staff of the UW-Platteville Foundation,” said Joe Denk, chair of the foundation. “I am pleased to express heartiest congratulations on behalf of the board of directors.”

Coming off its third consecutive year of record fundraising, the UW-Platteville Foundation was recognized in the category of Outstanding Philanthropic Organization. According to its website, “the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter honors donors and volunteers whose gifts of time, expertise and resources make a significant contribution to the success of the nonprofit agencies and institutions they serve.”

During the 2022 fiscal year, the UW-Platteville Foundation raised more than $7.4 million. The funds provide scholarships, as well as support academic programs and capital building projects that enrich student-life experiences.

“This award means a lot to us,” said Joshua Boots, assistant vice chancellor of Development and Alumni Engagement and executive director of the UW-Platteville Foundation. “To be recognized for the impact we are having at the university speaks volumes to our great alumni, friends and corporate partners. I would be remiss if I didn’t also recognize our great team. To win the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization speaks to their hard work, dedication and commitment.”

For more information about the UW-Platteville Foundation, visit www.uwplatt.edu/alumni-friends/foundation.