Weidner Center Donation

Weidner Center Donation

By University Communications
January 15, 2013

Businessman donates $1 million to property management program

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The property management undergraduate degree program at University of Wisconsin-Stout received a $1 million donation Wednesday from the owner of a major U.S. property management company.

The donation came from Dean Weidner, founder and owner of Weidner Apartment Homes of Kirkland, Wash., to the Stout University Foundation. It will be used to establish the Weidner Center for Residential Property Management within the UW-Stout College of Management’s School of Hospitality Leadership.

“We want to help the university make it the best property management program for a student’s money possible and to attract more students,” Weidner said about his gift. “The three-part goal is to broaden the exposure of the program, grow the number and quality of the courses and expand it through giving students incentives to enroll through more scholarships.”

“The donation will be a tremendous boost for our property management program,” said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen. “Our students will benefit for years to come from the generosity of Mr. Weidner.”