The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation recently released its 2019-20 Impact Report, which provides updates on the Foundation’s financial assets and showcases scholarship highlights and major gifts secured.
“The Impact Report highlights all the great things that have happened in the past year to advance higher education and ensure students enjoy successful futures,” said Greg Giles, UW Oshkosh Foundation executive director.
He also noted it was an important year for the UW Oshkosh Foundation as it entered into a new relationship with the University in accordance with national best practices. The Titan Alumni Foundation merged into the UWO Foundation.
“Greg and I are sharing this report to not only provide an update on all of the good things happening at the Foundation, but also to establish our commitment to this community,” said Timothy Mulloy, UWO Foundation board chair.
UW Oshkosh Foundation highlights 2019-20
- Titan Alumni Foundation/TAF net assets received: $1.5 million
- Total assets: $32 million
- Total endowed assets: $24 million
*Based on year-end June 30, 2020 audited financials, for UWO Foundation Inc. and its subsidiaries.
- 467 students received financial support
- 11 new scholarships were established
- Scholarship support: $673,111
To meet the sudden challenges of COVID-19, the Titans Rise Emergency Grant Fund was launched. Nearly 300 donors, with additional financial support from the Titan Alumni Foundation and the UWO Foundation, stepped up to donate $106,036. A total of 329 students facing immediate needs due to the pandemic were awarded up to $400.
- UWO alumnus Thomas Brinkman and Antoinette Candela Brinkman gave $105,000 to the UW Oshkosh Student-Managed Endowment Fund (SMEF).
- The Kerrigan Estate gave $150,000 to the Faculty Endowment Fund and the John and Pat Kerrigan Freshman Scholarship Fund.
- The Culver Family Foundation gave $1 million, completing their $2-million pledge to the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.
- The late Kenneth J. Grieb gave $2 million for a permanent endowment to support research and course development within the International Studies Program’s topical emphases