Annual Campaign

Your gifts to the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Annual Fund Campaign support excellence at UW-Fond du Lac while enhancing the educational and cultural activities on campus.

Letter from the President

Dear friends,

During our recent Scholarship and Donor Recognition Reception I had the opportunity to reflect on “why I give” to support the University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac. The speakers were a highlight of the evening:

  • Kimberly Fleming, a second-year UW‑Fond du Lac student and scholarship recipient, thanked donors for their generosity. She is the first in her family to attend college and strives to be an example to her five siblings. She plans to attend Marquette University Law School to become a family law attorney in order to help families in crisis.
  • Paul Thelen, who serves as director of liturgy and music for the Holy Family Catholic Community in Fond du Lac, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He and his daughters performed a marvelous operatic piece. Paul shared with us how UW‑Fond du Lac gave him and his daughters a strong educational foundation. Many UW‑Fond du Lac alumni, like Paul, reside in our community and enhance the Fond du Lac area with their gifts.
  • A long-time supporter of UW‑Fond du Lac, Judith Berger O’Brien, established the Berger Book Bag fund to honor her late husband, Joseph Berger, Jr., and his father, Joseph Berger, Sr., who were both instrumental in the effort to bring a University of Wisconsin campus to Fond du Lac. She encouraged us all to give back so that what we have received comes full circle.

This is your opportunity to help students—like Kimberly—achieve their goals. It is an investment in the future for both an individual and the Fond du Lac community as alumni return to serve—like Paul Thelen. It is your opportunity to become part of the giving circle—like Judith Berger O’Brien. As the President of the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Board I am committed to supporting the UW-Fond du Lac mission. Can I count on your support?


Brian Jones
University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac Foundation Board



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