Several donors already have promised gifts and are challenging others to match the amounts. They are:
- Blue Devil Fund for athletics, $5,000 match from Dale Evans, of Madison, a 1973 alumnus. An anonymous donor already has committed $500.
- Chancellor’s Fund for Teaching Excellence and Student Success, $2,500 match from Becky Cranston, of Kent, Ohio, a 1964 alumna. The match is part of a larger gift Cranston made to the university.
- Fostering Success program, $4,000 match, with $2,000 from Viola Riebe and $2,000 anonymous. Riebe, of Melrose, Fla., is a friend of the university. Her late husband, Herbert Riebe, was a 1957 graduate.
- International education scholarships, $2,000 from Bob and Bev Spinti, of Menomonie, 1954 alumni and retired professors.
Donations can be made online at www.uwstout.edu/giving-day. Donations also can be made by mail. Address checks to Stout University Foundation, 320 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, Wis., 54751.
Stout Gives Back will be a 24-hour campaign with the hashtag #STOUTGIVESBACK. Social media sites for the university, Alumni Association and Athletics will be posting information prior to and throughout the event.
“Stout Gives Back is a wonderful way for our UW-Stout community to unite for one day to impact our campus and provide additional opportunities for our faculty and students,” said Foundation Annual Giving Officer Jen Rohde.