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. You can donate online or call the Foundation Office at (920) 929-1335.

Letter from the President

Dear friends,

The Best Start for the Life You Want! This promise inspired Micaela Holland to pursue her best start at UW-Fond du Lac. Now she is finishing up her studies here and transferring, fully prepared for the next step in the life she wants. Micaela shared her story at the recent Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception. She is one of 43 students that benefited from over $38,000 in scholarships this school year.

What makes UW-Fond du Lac the best start for students? It is a multitude of advantages that UW-Fond du Lac offers, such as small class sizes, a local education, the lowest tuition in the UW system, multiple Bachelor Degree Completion programs, and access to the four-year UW institutions through the Guaranteed Transfer program.

UW-Fond du Lac is the best start for our community’s future employees and leaders. In a recent, national survey, 93% of employers stated that "a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate's] undergraduate major." This is the focus of the liberal arts education offered at UW-Fond du Lac. It is our mission to develop future employees and leaders that will strengthen our community and our world.

Micaela plans to transfer to UW Milwaukee to study Anthropology and Global Studies, with the intention of working in Latin America, to help create sustainable communities…so she will be able to help others get their best start.

This is your opportunity to provide the best start to education for students like Micaela…to invest in the future of our community and our world. As the President of the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Board, I am committed to the UW-Fond du Lac mission. I invite you to join me in providing the best start to education for students like Micaela.

Make someone’s best start, start today. Donate to the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation.


Dina S. Schultz

University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac Foundation Board


Student Spotlight: Emily Belling

Emily Belling

Emily Belling
2015 - 2017
Goal: Veterinarian
Plans to transfer to: UW Madison

Academic excellence, volunteerism, work commitment, community service, undergraduate research—UW-Fond du Lac’s Emily Belling has accomplished much during her tenure here, and she’s not done yet. A stellar student of Fond du Lac High School, Emily immersed herself in academics and extra-curricular activities, as well as extensive volunteerism and employment. Her work ethic and love of animals come together in the pet-sitting business, which she started at age ten. Belling’s goal of becoming a veterinarian took root last year at UWFond du Lac where she excelled academically, as demonstrated by her acceptance into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and earning recognition on the Dean’s Honor List. Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. David Demezas, Emily’s undergraduate research project about invasive garlic mustard was selected for the prestigious Posters in the Rotunda in Madison. The UW-Fond du Lac Foundation is proud to support Emily through well-deserved scholarships.  Belling plans to continue her education next year at UW Madison.   We are confident that she will accomplish great things in the future, as she has in the past.



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