Even into retirement, John Rowe has a strong affinity for his alma mater, as he and his wife Jeanne passionately support the future of UW-Madison. Among their many generous constributions, including Rowe Center for Research in Virology at the Morgridge Institute, are three endowed chairs in history – Byzantine, Green and American politics, institutions and political economy – to ensure others can find inspiration from the past.
The Impact of Gifts
When Mary Herman Rubinstein earned her MD from UW-Madison in 1960, she was one of four women in her medical school class. Yet, this was hardly first first nor the last time she would blaze an uncommon course. Recognizing the importance of innovative research, Rubinstein set up a generous bequest to support up to seven endowed professorships within the College of Letters & Science.
Wayland Evan Noland, a third-generation Badger who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, continues the legacy his elders started through generous support of faculty and students in the College of Letters & Science.
The amazing generosity of Badgers around the world made a powerful impact for students fighting against food insecurity at UW-Madison.
Chancellor Blank announces the results of the major gift from John and Tashia Morgridge, and the positive impact this investment has already made on campus.
The College of Letters & Science is inspired by the incredible outpouring of financial support, which will create over 40 new professorships, chairs, and distinguished chairs, as well as enhance 13 existing funds.
After decades of rehearsing in the basement of the Mosse Humanities Building, UW’s musicians will now have a state-of-the-art acoustic environment in which to prepare for performances. Pamela Hamel provided the naming gift for the new center, and the Mead and Witter families from Wisconsin Rapids enabled the project to be fully realized at once.
The Chancellor’s Scholarship Program created a family within the larger Badger community for Jada Kline ’17. Now a successful alumna, Kline shares a message of determination, honoring the past and embracing the future.