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Multiply your impact when you make a gift by April 16, 2024! Below are gift matches and challenges from some of our most generous alumni and friends. 


Active Events


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50 States Challenge
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50 States Challenge
When donors from all 50 states contribute, $1,000 will be unlocked from an anonymous donor for the UWM Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund.
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American Geographical Society Library Fund Match
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American Geographical Society Library Fund Match
Dr. Frederick E. Nelson and Mary & John Emory will match the first $1,250 raised for the American Geographical Society Library Fund, supporting UWM students and faculty to nurture geographical innovation.
$300 MATCHED
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Arts Excellence Challenge
$1,000
Arts Excellence Challenge
David Cooley '86 will give $1,000 for arts excellence when 20 donors give to the Peck School of the Arts.
18 / 20 Donors
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Athletics - Panther Excellence Fund Match
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Athletics - Panther Excellence Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 given to the Panther Excellence Fund.
$500 MATCHED
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Children's Learning Center Challenge
$2,000
Children's Learning Center Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $2,000 when 20 donors give to the Friends of the UWM Children's Center Fund.
5 / 20 Donors
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Engineering Achievement Fund Challenge
$5,000
Engineering Achievement Fund Challenge
Alumnus Paul McNally '02 will give $5,000 when 20 donors give to the Engineering Achievement Scholarship Fund.
8 / 20 Donors
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Freshwater Ship Time Challenge
$15,000
Freshwater Ship Time Challenge
Ahoy! Beth Partleton ’79 will give $15,000 to the School of Freshwater Sciences when 35+ donors make a gift to the Freshwater Ship Time Fund to support field experiences and hands-on learning for students!
12 / 35 Donors
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Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship Fund Challenge
$5,800
Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship Fund Challenge
Alumnus Brock Studinski '05 and two anonymous donors will give $5,800 to the Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship Fund when 10 donors make a gift to this fund.
8 / 10 Donors
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Leaderboard: Athletics Funds by Amount Raised
Which Milwaukee Athletics fund will raise the most on Giving Day? Make a gift to help your favorite take the top spot!
Rank Athletic Fund Raised
1 Athletics - Track & Cross Country $20,615.00
2 Athletics - Women's Basketball $13,725.00
3 Athletics - Swimming & Diving $12,794.14
4 Athletics - Men's Basketball $9,850.00
5 Athletics - Women's Soccer $7,725.00
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Leaderboard: Investment Management Certificate Program by Graduating Class
During our 4th Annual 414 for UWM Giving Days, the Investment Management Certificate Program (IMCP) continues its friendly competition to see which graduating class will raise the most for the IMCP!
Class Year
Rank Answer Amount
1 2017 $3,850.00
2 2016 $1,964.00
3 2014 $1,650.00
4 2022 $1,501.00
5 2011 $1,000.00
6 2018 $850.00
7 2021 $550.00
8 2020 $500.00
9 2013 $500.00
10 2023 $300.00
11 2009 $250.00
12 2015 $101.00
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Lubar Special Projects Challenge
$10,000
Lubar Special Projects Challenge
Alumna Jill Pelisek '80, '83 will give $10,000 to the Lubar Special Projects Fund when 12 donors give to the fund to help enhance spaces in the Lubar College of Business.
1 / 12 Donors
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Milwaukee Panthers Men's Basketball Match
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Milwaukee Panthers Men's Basketball Match
Alumni Steven '98 and Nicole '97 Wurster will match the first $5,000 in gifts given to the Men's Basketball Fund.
$4,925 MATCHED
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Peck School of the Arts - Design & Visual Communication Match
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Peck School of the Arts - Design & Visual Communication Match
Two anonymous donors will match the first $800 in donations to the Design & VC Scholarship Fund.
$50 MATCHED
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Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology Challenge
$1,000
Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $1,000 when 20 donors give to any of the following funds: the Society of Athletic Training Students, the Catherine Zimmer Scholarship, DPT General, Dr. Virginia Stoffel Occupational Therapy Leadership and Global Occupational Community Service.
11 / 20 Donors
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School of Education Match
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School of Education Match
An anonymous donor will match the first $2,000 given to the School of Education's General Fund or the School of Education's Women's Giving Circle.
$1,795 MATCHED
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School of Information Studies Challenge
$1,500
School of Information Studies Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $1,500 to support the SOIS faculty/staff when 30 donors give to any SOIS fund.
15 / 30 Donors
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Sociology Match
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Sociology Match
Two anonymous donors will match up to $3,100 in gifts given to the Sociology Scholarships & Fellowships Fund or the Sociology General Fund.
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Speech & Language Clinic Challenge
$1,000
Speech & Language Clinic Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $1,000 when 10 donors give to the UWM Speech & Language Clinic.
9 / 10 Donors
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U1.0 Textbook Scholarship Challenge
$1,000
U1.0 Textbook Scholarship Challenge
Ge Lo will give $1,000 when 20 donors make a gift to the U1.0 Textbook Scholarship Fund.
6 / 20 Donors
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UWM Research Foundation Innovators Challenge
$4,000
UWM Research Foundation Innovators Challenge
Christina Fiasca '80, Dr. Ann Nattinger and Jackie Fredrick '88 & '12 will give $4,000 to the UWM Research Fund when 15 donors support this fund.
6 / 15 Donors
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African Diaspora Council Scholarship Challenge
$3,000
African Diaspora Council Scholarship Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $3,000 when 15 donors give to the African Diaspora Council Scholarship Fund.
6 / 15 Donors
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Architecture - Study Abroad Challenge
$10,000
Architecture - Study Abroad Challenge
Build Dreams! Beth Partleton '79 will give $10,000 to support architecture student study abroad opportunities when 40 donors give to any architecture fund.
17 / 40 Donors
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Asian Faculty/Staff Association Challenge
$1,000
Asian Faculty/Staff Association Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $1,000 when 20 donors give to the Asian Faculty/Staff Association Award.
11 / 20 Donors
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Black Cat Ultimate Scholarship (Ultimate Frisbee) Challenge
$1,500
Black Cat Ultimate Scholarship (Ultimate Frisbee) Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $1,500 when 7 donors give to the Black Cat Ultimate Scholarship (Ultimate Frisbee) Challenge.
6 / 7 Donors
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Electa Quinney Institute (EQI) Match
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Electa Quinney Institute (EQI) Match
A group of anonymous donors will match the first $500 donated to the Electa Quinney Institute Fund.
$100 MATCHED
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Fischer & Leer Excellence Accounting Match
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Fischer & Leer Excellence Accounting Match
Alum Ervin C. Woller, Jr. '74 will match the first $5,000 in gifts to the Fischer & Leer Accounting Excellence Fund.
$450 MATCHED
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Graduate School - Application Fee Fund Challenge
$3,000
Graduate School - Application Fee Fund Challenge
The Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc. will give $3,000 when 10 donors give to the Graduate School Application Fee Fund.
1 / 10 Donors
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Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Match
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Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Match
Alumna Cynthia G. Schneider '69 will match the first $1,000 raised for the Social Welfare General Fund.
$430 MATCHED
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Leaderboard: Athletics Funds by Number of Donors
Which Milwaukee Athletics team will have the most donors on Giving Day? Make a gift to help get your favorite team to the top!
Rank Athletic Fund Donors
1 Athletics - Swimming & Diving 35
2 Athletics - Track & Cross Country 27
3 Athletics - Women's Soccer 25
4 Athletics - Women's Basketball 22
5 Athletics - Men's Basketball 11
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Leaderboard: Investment Management Certificate Program Operating Fund Total
The UWM Investment Management Certificate Program is committed to raising crucial funds for the IMCP program. Track total IMCP Operating Fund progress!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Invst Mgmt Certificate Prgm Operating Fund $13,966.00
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Manfred Olson Planetarium Fund Challenge
$10,000
Manfred Olson Planetarium Fund Challenge
Tony and Vicki Cecalupo will give $10,000 when 40 donors give to the Manfred Olson Planetarium Fund.
21 / 40 Donors
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New Frontiers Engineering Research Match
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New Frontiers Engineering Research Match
Alumnus Larry Sivak '71 will match $5,000 to the New Frontiers Engineering Research Fund when $5,000 is raised for this fund or the College of Engineering & Applied Science General Fund.
$802 MATCHED
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Professor Sam White Scholarship for Urban Planners Challenge
$5,000
Professor Sam White Scholarship for Urban Planners Challenge
Dr. Sam and Jean White will give $5,000 to the Professor Sam White for Urban Planners Scholarship when 20 gifts are made to the fund.
8 / 20 Donors
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Robert Costello Botany Scholarship Fund Challenge
$15,500
Robert Costello Botany Scholarship Fund Challenge
Alumna Prof. Paula J. Thompson '68 will give $15,500 to the Robert Costello Botany Scholarship Fund when 10 donors give to either the Robert Costello Botany Scholarship Fund or the Biological Sciences General Fund.
5 / 10 Donors
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School of Information Studies - Scholarships and Awards Match
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School of Information Studies - Scholarships and Awards Match
Jennifer Tillis '73, '76 and Nicole & Paul Sippy will match the first $900 raised for the SOIS Scholarships & Award Fund that supports IST and MLIS students.
$550 MATCHED
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Senior Class Gift Challenge
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Senior Class Gift Challenge
One graduating senior donor, who donates before Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) will be chosen to win an extra $414 towards the fund(s) they supported!
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Spanish & Portuguese Scholarship Challenge
$1,000
Spanish & Portuguese Scholarship Challenge
A group of anonymous donors will unlock $1,000 to the Spanish & Portuguese Scholarship when 10 donors support the fund.
8 / 10 Donors
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Stan Stojkovic Criminal Justice Scholarship Challenge
$2,000
Stan Stojkovic Criminal Justice Scholarship Challenge
Alumna Ann Murphy '76 will give $2,000 when 10 donors support the Stan Stojkovic Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund.
3 / 10 Donors
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UWM Garden Plot Match (Office of Sustainability)
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UWM Garden Plot Match (Office of Sustainability)
Alumni Lindsay Frost '16, John Gardner '12 and an anonymous donor will match the first $1,000 in donations to the UWM Sustainability Fund. Donations will go towards purchasing garden beds - $200 for a full bed, and $100 for a half. Help us reach 40 new beds!
$260 MATCHED

Past Events


American Sign Language Lab Renovation Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$1,000
American Sign Language Lab Renovation Challenge
Alumni Richard '66 & Judith '65, '72 Herbst will give $1,000 when 10 donors give to the American Sign Language Renovation Lab.
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
Economics Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
Success!
Economics Challenge
Prof. John Heywood will give $1,200 to Economics when 25 donors give to the Economics General Fund, the William Holahan Prize Fund, or the Yoshio Niho Faculty Excellence Fund.
Completed
Honors College Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
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Honors College Match
An anonymous donor will match the first $600 given to any Honors College fund.
$600 MATCHED
Completed
Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
2
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Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Match
Brian Thompson will match the first $500 raised for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Fund, supporting UWM students and faculty to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
Milwaukee Panthers Women's Basketball Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$10,000
Milwaukee Panthers Women's Basketball Challenge
Alum David C. Bogenschild '59 will give $10,000 when 20 donors give to the Women's Basketball Fund.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
2
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Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match the first $3,000 donated to the Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
Sigma Chi Supports UWM Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$1,250
Sigma Chi Supports UWM Challenge
A Sigma Chi Fraternity alum will give $1,250 when 20 donors support the UWM Ignite Fund.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
UWM Food Pantry Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
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UWM Food Pantry Match
An anonymous donor will match the first $1000 raised to support the UWM Food Pantry Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Community Engagement and Education (CEED) Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$500
Community Engagement and Education (CEED) Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $500 to the William B. Harvey Scholarship Fund when 7 donors give to either the William B. Harvey Scholarship Fund or School of Education General Fund.
7 / 7 Donors
Completed
Executive MBA Program Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
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Executive MBA Program Match
The EMBA Class of 2023 will match the first $2,500 given to the EMBA Honorary Scholarship when gifts are made to this scholarship or the EMBA Excellence Alumni Fund.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
Investment Management Certificate Program Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
2
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Investment Management Certificate Program Match
IMCP Advisory Council Members and Friends will match the first $6,000 given to IMCP to help raise $30,000 for the program.
$6,000 MATCHED
Completed
Milwaukee Panthers Track & Field Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$10,000
Milwaukee Panthers Track & Field Challenge
Alum David C. Bogenschild '59 will give $10,000 when 20 donors give to the Track & Cross Country Fund.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
Nursing Online Doctoral Student Research Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$2,000
Nursing Online Doctoral Student Research Challenge
Mary Wierenga PhD, RN, will give $2,000 to the Online Doctoral Student Research Fund when 20 donors give to this fund or the Nursing General Fund.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
School of Nursing Match Complete
But you can still make a gift!
2
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School of Nursing Match
Dr. Ellen K. Murphy and Timothy Murphy will match the first $1,000 in gifts to the Nursing General Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Sustainable Peacebuilding Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
$1,000
Sustainable Peacebuilding Challenge
Friends of the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (MSP) program will give $1,000 to the Peace Studies Fund when 10 donors support the fund.
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
Wake Up and Roar Challenge Complete
But you can still make a gift!
Success!
Wake Up and Roar Challenge
Congratulations to Rebecca Hall for winning an extra $1,000 in support of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare!
Completed
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