Annual Giving to the UW-Superior Foundation

When Obiageli Ekwunwa came to UW-Superior from her hometown of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, she was looking for a quiet place to learn and earn a degree. As she met other students and her instructors, she came out of her shell and found meaning behind various cultures.

“My instructors have a way of communicating that makes me feel included,” said the double major in Economics and Communication. “I want to focus on my majors, so I can go back home and help change the economy and make a difference.”

It was the welcoming environment at UW-Superior and the rigorous academic programs that helped Obiageli succeed. In fact, she landed a research position with the Economics program, and she’s looking into doing even more research and internship. After graduating, she plans to go on to graduate school for economics.

Obiageli Ekwunwa

Obiageli Ekwunwa

Forever Superior

Every year, thousands of Yellowjacket alumni, parents, and community members join together to support students, faculty, and staff through the Superior Fund. When you give to the Superior Fund, you support the efforts of UW-Superior to prepare future leaders like Obiageli. Your gift will further equip UWS students to make an impact in their communities and enable UW-Superior to remain Forever Superior.

What does the Superior Fund do?

The Superior Fund enables the UW-Superior Foundation to benefit all the things that make UW-Superior so extraordinary. The Fund supports scholarships, undergraduate research, academic programs, faculty development, and so much more. As the University celebrates 125 years, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our community to support the Superior Fund and benefit UW-Superior’s bright future.

Why is my participation important?

  • By showing your support of the Superior Fund, you’re helping today’s students receive an amazing Yellowjacket experience.
  • Your gift combines with other gifts from our community to have an even greater impact. That’s why gifts of any size make a difference!
  • Only a small percentage of UW-Superior’s total budget is covered through state funding. The UW-Superior Foundation helps to fund remaining disparities in order to provide the most exceptional education possible.
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Why I Give

  • From this relatively small university, time and time again there has been greatness that has been created. It is amazing how many alumnus have distinguished themselves in such a variety of fields. Read more.
  • If we want to cultivate continued growth in each faculty's field of study so that they can teach to the highest standards, it is imperative that faculty are able to take part in these areas without a huge monetary out-of-pocket expense. That is why I was compelled to donate to the campaign pillar Invest in People… Read more.
  • It’s a way to show appreciation, strengthen connections and grow. Read more.
  • We are thrilled to know that we are helping college students complete their education, similar to our own experiences! Read more.
  • The Foundation helped make my education at UW-Superior possible. My donation makes the UW-Superior experience possible for others. Read more.