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Why are alumni and friends inspired to give

Helping first generation students with scholarships

Andrew and Anna Burish help young people set their sights on college through gifts to the Blugold Beginnings program.

karlgaards with some of their student scholarship recipients

Dave and Marilyn Karlgaard

The Karlgaards have funded scholarships for more than 100 students and are benefactors of technology resources on campus. Find out why this self-declared "science and math guy" and his wife support the university in such a big way.
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Scott Pingel

For the love of music

This alumnus and virtuoso has fond memories of his professors and performance opportunities at UW-Eau Claire. Find out how his family's music legacy goes on to help student musicians pursue their dreams.
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Taking one for the team

This Fortune 500 corporate executive attributes a Blugold cross country experience to her successful career. Find out how a coach's knowing words turned a solid runner into a championship leader.

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Mile Carney

Supporting the chemistry department

Outstanding programs have a history of strong leadership and innovation. This professor seeded a fund to honor a legacy of excellence and provide for continued student success.
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Ron Keezer acquires rare jazz collection

A collection of greatness

The new John L. Buchholz Jazz Library was dedicated recently amid fanfare with distinguished musical guests in attendance. Watch a video and help us make this important music available to educators and students.

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"UW-Eau Claire opened up so many doors. I met so many interesting people and learned so much from them. This is a chance to give back."

- Barry Moullett '83