Superior: The word is more than just the name of our university. It is our tradition from the past, our standard for today, our vision for the future. It is, in short, the essence of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
For over 60 years, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation has invested in the "Superior" tradition. Individual contributors make a significant impact by giving toward student scholarships, faculty development, academic programs, and facility improvements. For many people, supporting the Foundation is an investment in excellence, a gift of pride, and an opportunity to leave a legacy.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior's success in providing quality education depends on support of friends and alumni who believe in our mission. Charitable contributions ensure future students will continue to benefit from a University of Wisconsin-Superior education. See how your contributions and a UW-Superior education set graduates up to Be Superior, whatever career path they choose.
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation Inc. is to secure, invest and manage financial resources that support exceptional opportunities for the University of Wisconsin-Superior and its students, faculty, and facilities.
It is a mission that has been taken to heart by the many dedicated alumni and friends who have made gifts to the Foundation to support the university and its students.
The Foundation began its work in 1949 by soliciting funds to award scholarships to students. Since then the Foundation has grown and the needs of the campus have changed. Scholarships continue to be a major thrust of support, but students and the campus now need external support in different ways. The Foundation has become a valued partner in supporting student research, faculty recruitment and development, visiting speakers and much more.
Donor support enabled the university to build the Yellowjacket Union and Swenson Hall, and to renovate Jim Dan Hill Library. It also has made possible student academic work and travel, faculty development, and campus activities to benefit students.