Stout Gives Back event Dec. 1 supports students, university

Second annual Foundation fundraiser is during National Day of Giving
​Jerry Poling | October 29, 2020

Stout Gives Back is back.

The second annual Stout Gives Back — during the National Day of Giving — will be hosted Tuesday, Dec. 1, by Stout University Foundation.

Support for University of Wisconsin-Stout, its students, facilities and programs is the focus of the event.

Stout Gives Back 2020 logo
The 2020 Stout Gives Back is Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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 Donations also can be made by mail. Address checks to Stout University Foundation, 320 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, Wis., 54751.


Stout University Foundation is in the Louis Smith Tainter House.
Stout University Foundation is holding its second annual Stout Gives Back event on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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.


Chancellor Katherine Frank encourages support during Stout Gives Back. / / UW-Stout


The Foundation recently held its annual scholarship program, awarding more than $870,000 to 394 students.

The Foundation also recently wrapped up its Pathways Forward comprehensive campaign to provide support for the university and major initiatives. The campaign raised $48.5 million, surpassing its initial goal of $35 million.


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