Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022
FOUNDATION MESSAGE VICE CHANCELLOR WILLIAM JOHNSON
STOUT UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
In 2022, the Stout University Foundation is marking 60 years of supporting UW-Stout with the resources that have made a lasting impact on the lives of generations of stu dents, faculty and staff and enhanced programs throughout campus. Support from our alumni and friends continues to play a critical role in the success of the university. Since 1962, working through the Foundation, our alumni and friends have made generous gifts building on our history of stu dent scholarship support and making a commitment to UW-Stout through their estate plans. Your generosity has had a major impact on the success of our work. The donor stories featured in this edition of Outlook will provide you with a glimpse of the commitment made by four individuals to preserve the memory and legacy of a husband, a wife, a brother and the impact of an academic program that influenced a lifetime career. These donors and the heartfelt stories behind their gifts are part of the greater UW-Stout story, how the university changes lives. They are shining examples of how impactful philanthropy can be. To all UW-Stout donors and support ers, we sincerely thank you and look forward to another 60 years of helping serve students and our university.
Since its inception 60 years ago, the Stout Uni versity Foundation has been focused on help ing students succeed. If numbers can be used as a gauge, the Foundation is succeeding in its efforts as well. This fall, the Foundation awarded 531 students with scholarships totaling $1.2 million. Both numbers are records for the university. Last year, a record $977,000 was awarded to 436 students. The nearly 22% increase in students supported is in part a reflection of 26 new scholarships created through the Foundation. Generous sup port from donors of all types, including alumni, is greatly appreciated, said Tim Seichter ’84 , chairman of the Foundation Board Scholarship Committee. “I’m amazed at the generosity and dedication our scholarship donors have for this fine poly
technic university,” Seichter said. “Our donors see the quality in our students and the value in the education that Stout students receive as they contribute to industry and societal ad vancement. Our students are future leaders.” Foundation scholarships have made a differ ence in the lives of 11,318 students over the past six decades. This year, students were recognized again in a prerecorded video message, which included a list of winners and messages from Seichter, Chancellor Katherine Frank, donor and Foun dation Board member Mary Van Hout ’74 , and scholarship recipient Yohana Ohlrogge, a senior in rehabilitation services. The Foundation plans to return to an in-person reception in 2023 for scholars and donors.
Foundation’s annual scholarship awards total $1.2 million, help more than 500 students, both records
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