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celebrating 100 years of excellence

During  2016 and 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire celebrated 100 years as an institution of higher learning in western Wisconsin. The Centennial Celebration kicked off at the May 2016 commencement ceremonies and continued through spring 2017 commencement.

Learn more about the Centennial Celebration.

Consider one or more of the options below to make a gift in recognition of UW-Eau Claire's celebration of 100 years of excellence: 




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Centennial Celebration Fund

Special events are planned throughout the university's yearlong Centennial Celebration. Gifts from generous Blugold alumni and friends to the Centennial Celebration Fund support the success of these events, making sure Blugolds and the citizens of our region have opportunities to celebrate all UW-Eau Claire has meant to its students and the community. Use the "Help Us Celebrate" button above to make your gift to the Centennial Celebration Fund.




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Our gift for your gift

Through June 30, 2017, when you make a $100 donation to one or more of the following funds, you will receive a copy of "Picturing the Past," a photo book celebrating UW-Eau Claire's Centennial:




Schofield Chairs

Schofield Auditorium:
Ensure its legacy

Leave your mark on a piece of UW-Eau Claire history by sponsoring a chair in the renovated Schofield Auditorium. Your gift will ensure your name is engraved on a chair — a visible reminder for years to come of your support for excellence at UW-Eau Claire. For more information, visit the Schofield Auditorium page.




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Support global opportunities for performing arts students

Help us make the world our stage —and bring the world to UW-Eau Claire. Your support of the Global Performing Arts Endowment will help ensure students and faculty study abroad experiences, ensemble participation at international festivals, exchanges with universities from around the world, and more. Learn more.

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The UW-Eau Claire story

Building Excellence:

This historic account of 100 years at UW-Eau Claire was written by history faculty members Dr. Robert Gough and Dr. James Oberly. Learn more about this Blugold book of the century and order your copy today!

Building Excellence book

"The UW-Eau Claire Foundation is pleased and honored to publish this account of our past. We offer it in tribute to those who went before, paving the way for us today to ‘foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy and intellectual courage.’"

— Kimera Way
President, UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc.