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The Power of Possible campaign

The Power of Possible is a fundraising effort by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation that supports the university's strategic plan and vision for the future. The campaign will culminate with UW-Eau Claire's centennial celebration in 2016.

What can you make possible today?

Help support the powerful fusion of people, programs and places that sustains UW-Eau Claire's tradition of excellence. Find out what you can support today!



Dr. Mel L. Kantor, Oliver M. Ramsey Endowed Chair

Institute for Health Sciences 

Dr. Kantor is poised to develop and strengthen the pre-professional and professional health science programs at UW-Eau Claire. As the Institute for Health Sciences endowed faculty chair, he will provide leadership and vision for a new initiative to advance the health sciences at the university.



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Places that change lives

Follow the river to see the future of UW-Eau Claire

The Chippewa River winds through downtown Eau Claire where the future site of the Confluence Arts Center can be seen through the trees at the confluence of the Eau Claire River. A little further downriver, past the campus footbridge and along the bike trail, is the future home of the County Materials Event and Recreation Complex. The possibilities of these new community venues are built on the partnerships that will make them a reality.

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The Confluence Project is a shared university-community arts center and a privately developed mixed-use building, that will connect the city to the campus through bike trails AND community partnerships. Find out more about the Confluence project and how you can support places at UW-Eau Claire

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For the love of community

In August, alumni John and Carolyn Sonnentag, through the Sonnentag Foundation, donated 21 acres to be the future home of the County Materials Event and Recreation Complex. Their generous gift was made out of love for community and the desire to strengthen UW-Eau Claire’s future. 

Already community organizations have stepped forward to collaborate on the event and recreation center. The Eau Claire YMCA board of directors voted unanimously to join UW-Eau Claire as a partner in the development of a multigenerational facility where people of all ages would feel welcome. 

Find out more about the impact of this generous gift.



Programs that inspire excellence

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Campus Harvest helps students earn a degree without going hungry 

The Campus Harvest food pantry is the result of a UW-Eau Claire Foundation and Feed My People Food Bank of Eau Claire collaboration to offer perishable and nonperishable food to students in need.

While food donations are helpful, monetary gifts are essential because for every $1 donated, we can buy $10 worth of food from Feed My People. If you would like to help with a food drive or make a donation to Campus Harvest, please go online to the pantry’s website, or stop by the pantry on the lower level of Schofield Hall during the operating hours of noon-2 p.m. Monday, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday and 5-7 p.m. Thursday.




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Centennial campaign progress: $50 million

The campaign has reached this milestone and is on its way to meeting a goal of $60 million by the end of the university’s centennial year, 2016.

Thank you for helping us maintain high-quality academic programs and high-impact learning experiences at this extraordinary university. Your support helps prepare tomorrow's leaders to carry our tradition of excellence out into the world.

"This University's legacy is extraordinary and the possibilities for a powerful future are even greater. Won't you join me in making that future a reality?"


—James C. Schmidt, Chancellor

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Diversity Scholar Awards

Three UW-Eau Claire freshman students have received Diversity Scholar Awards for the 2014-15 academic year. The recipients, each awarded a $6,000 scholarship, are Mizone Vue, Lino Lakes, Minn.; Foua Xiong, Eau Claire; and Jassel Zumaya, Menasha.

The Diversity Scholar program, funded through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, was created to recruit and retain academically strong students from historically underrepresented groups. The scholarships, with selection criteria based on high school class rank and national test scores, are renewable for up to four years for full-time students who maintain good academic standing.

Outstanding achievement deserves recognition, and that’s why the UW-Eau Foundation invests more than $1 million in merit-based and non-need scholarships each year. Through the generosity of our donors, a college education and a bright future is accessible for UW-Eau Claire students.

Find out how you can help support students through scholarships.

The Power of Possible Centennial Campaign
Learn more about the Power of Possible Campaign here.

What can you make possible today?