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UW-Fox Valley Foundation

Dear Friends,

Thanks to you the UW-Fox Valley Foundation had another tremendous year. In spite of the continuing challenges of a slow economy we achieved our goals in our fundraising efforts. As I enter the second year of my term as President of the Foundation I am humbled by the amazing accomplishments of my predecessors and grateful to them for all of their efforts.Barbara Kelly, President

It has been almost four and a half years since the opening of the Communication Arts Center (CAC). The outstanding scholarly presentations, the theatre and music performances and fine arts exhibits held there have created a great deal of interest in and support from the community. We continue to be grateful to you and we hope that you will always feel welcome and visit the new CAC often.

The Tenth annual Scholars Evening was held on August 22, 2013 with 250 donors of scholarships and student recipients and their families attending. The Foundation was pleased and proud to award 124 scholarships totaling $165,000 to needy and deserving students enrolled at UWFox for the 2013-14 academic year. In December 2012, the UW-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc. announced that one of the Fox Cities’ premier businesses, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. will be working with the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Foundation, Inc., to provide scholarships to students who will be studying engineering at the UW Fox Valley through the Fox Valley Engineering Program.  The scholarships will total $40,000 for two years.  Another new scholarship, the Fanchon B. Smith Scholarship” is a $500 annual award being made available through a generous endowment provided by the Fanchon B. and James W. Smith family, and the Carla and Todd Rabe Family. 

The Foundation Board selected Martin Jack Rosenblum, Ph.D. and Mr. Stephen T. O’Hearn as Outstanding Alumni Award winners for 2013. Awards were presented at the annual campus commencement ceremonies held on May 21, 2013.

e.a.t.s. (educational assistance through scholarships), the signature fundraiser hosted by the Foundation continues to be a success, attracting nearly 400 guests who anxiously await this annual event which has raised over $550,000 for scholarships since 1997.

It has been a wonderful year and we are deeply appreciative to everyone who has made it possible.  Our dedicated board of directors continues to work hard to promote the mission of the Foundation in the community by giving of their time, expertise and resources for which we are most grateful.

The Foundation continues its work on implementation of the new strategic plan arising out of the Board retreat held in fall 2012.   While I'm excited about this new plan, I know that we will not lose sight of our commitments to helping UW-Fox Valley continue as one of the best higher education institutions in the region and to working to assure a margin of excellence for teaching and learning at the university.

Thank you for believing in our mission, responding so generously to our needs and for your help in making our dreams for UWFox come true. We are so proud of our accomplishments and know they would not have been possible without your key involvement. We salute you and thank you again.

Yours in Service,

Barbara Kelly, President

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