The new School of Nursing building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the biggest winner after the Badgers’ Spring Football game. Not only did 10,000 fans generate $50,000 in ticket revenues for the capital campaign, an unnamed donor, inspired by the game, gave $1 million to move the campaign forward to build a new home for the School.
With the latest gifts, the School has raised $14.4 million of the $17.4 million in private funding needed for the $52.2 million project. The State Building Commission has included the project in its 2011-2013 budget. With legislative approval and a successful fundraising campaign, construction could begin in 2012.
Tom Mulhern at the Wisconsin State Journal covered the football game.