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A Legacy Rooted in Well-Being

Mindfulness and compassion are at the heart of everything
for Fran Orrok. So, when she was introduced UW
neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Fran was immediately inspired. She began making contributions to support the important work being done at the Center for Healthy Minds.

Focusing on Future Leaders

With deep roots in Madison, the Bolz family name is well known across the UW campus and beyond. Their generous endowment for the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business is a prime example of their longstanding commitment to giving back.

Previous Years

2012 – Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Austin, Texas Steve Ackerman – Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences “Satellites Over Wisconsin” “Is Extreme the New Normal?” Julie Mead – Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis “Courting Education” “Student Speech, Technology and Bullying” John Witte – Department of Political Science “‘Is the University of Wisconsin… Read more »

History of Philanthropy at UW-Madison

Fundraising was not organized in the early years of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but it did occur. Even into the early 20th century, private contributions were equated with private, not public institutions. Here’s a look at how philanthropy evolved at the UW-Madison. This video was produced in 2010 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on… Read more »