- Student Emergency Fund by Chancellor Katherine Frank and Joe Dvorsky: matched up to $15,000
- Blue Devil Fund for Athletics by alum Dale Evans and an anonymous donor: matched up to $10,000
- Chancellor’s Fund by alum Becky Cranston: matched up to $10,000
- Study Abroad Scholarships by alums and retired professors Bob and Bev Spinti: matched up to $3,000
- Helping Hand Food Pantry by alum Pam Tompos and Mike Tompos: matched up to $2,500
- Fostering Success Program Endowment by Viola Riebe: matched up to $1,000
Donors can specify or make undesignated gifts. Hosted by the Foundation, donations can be made online or by check and can be addressed to Stout University Foundation, 320 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, Wis., 54751.
Impacting students and encouraging others
The Student Emergency Fund provides financial resources to help students facing unforeseen hardships. Frank and her husband, Dvorsky, helped to establish the fund in March 2020.
“Being able to help students eliminate a barrier complicating or causing stress in their lives can have a tremendous impact on their success at UW-Stout,” Frank said. “It can often be the deciding factor in their ability to continue to pursue their education. Creating a sustainable fund to help meet the needs of our students is an investment in their future and supports our mission as a university focused on student success.”
Riebe is passionate about supporting the Fostering Success program, which offers guidance and resources for youth who have been in foster care, homeless or orphaned and who want to pursue higher education. She hopes to encourage others to give.
“The most moral and ethical thing you can do is to share your wealth,” she said. “To share gives me pleasure – to provide a safety net for those less fortunate.”
On top of financial support, the campus community can also join the Baldrige Valuing People group in a campuswide food drive to support Helping Hand Food+ Pantry, which provides access to food and other life essentials for students facing insecurities.
Throughout the week the group will be collecting nonperishable food and personal care items. Campus community members can find additional information, including drop-off locations and items of greatest need on Stout Cloud.