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Together, we'll rise to the challenge.

UW-Green Bay's mission is to ignite the possibilities, aspirations and passions of our students and our communities, for generations to come. The goal of UW-Green Bay's Ignite the Future campaign is to raise the funds needed to ensure student success. But we're not stopping there! Ignite the Future supports scholarships, programs and emerging needs to bring the University's mission to life.

Our Goal $20M


Whether it's $10 or $10,000, your donation supports the future of our students and our region.

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Get in touch with the professionals who are helping to blaze the trail for Ignite the Future.

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We recognize your commitment to UW-Green Bay students and the 16-county region we serve.

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Jobs of today and careers of tomorrow are increasingly dependent on an education after high school.

The number of people who attend college in the region is far below the national average. Only 26% of residents in UW-Green Bay’s 16-county footprint have bachelor’s degrees; in Madison that number is 51%, in Milwaukee 35% and nationwide it’s 33%. With 70% of UW-Green Bay alumni living and working in Northeast Wisconsin, it's important that the University steps up to support the community.

How We'll Do It

Campaign Priorities

By supporting UW-Green Bay, you're also supporting Northeast Wisconsin. According to the Brookings Institute, over the course of a lifetime, the average bachelor’s degree holder will funnel $278,000 more into local economies than the average wage earner with no more than a high school diploma.

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Our mission and vision is to be a university that fearlessly meets challenges, solves problems, embraces diversity, cares about our region and provides access to education for all who want it.

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Emerging Academics

To reflect the changing needs of our region, we're developing more resources for our students to stand out in their respective fields.

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Creativity & the Arts

From the Weidner to the Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay is committed being the destination for the performance and enjoyment of the arts in Northeast Wisconsin.

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Athletics & Recreation

UW-Green Bay is one of three Division I universities in Wisconsin, and few institutions can compete with our natural playground. There's something for every recreational interest.

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Justin Stephany

Ease Financial Burdens

“I chose UW-Green Bay for college because of its great accounting major and proximity to great companies in the area. Scholarships knocked off a lot of tuition costs for this semester and allowed me to pursue other ventures such as my internship at Plymouth Foam. I'm so grateful for receiving a scholarship that I only have two words: Thank you. It's a great weight off my shoulders and it makes me feel appreciated in the community.”

Justin Stephany
Accounting Major
Scholarship Recipient

UW-Green Bay Director Of Development Madeline VanGroll

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So, where will your donation go? Just ask Director of Advancement Madeline VanGroll. Her job is to build relationships within our community to support our University.

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