During a two-year fundraising campaign around its 150th anniversary, UW-Whitewater is expecting to bring in more than $17 million, the university announced Tuesday.

Actual gifts and planned commitments for the university’s sesquicentennial fundraising campaign reached $17.03 million, according to a news release. The campaign ended June 30.

Some of the funding, the release states, will be broken down by more than:

  • $4.7 million funding scholarships.
  • $3.8 million toward programs that support students, such as campus tutoring and the Warhawk Emergency Fund, which exists to help students during emergencies.
  • $3.8 million to athletic programs.

Other money will go to colleges, departments, faculty development initiatives and university strategic priorities, according to the release.

“The impact will be far-reaching and allow UW-Whitewater to work toward its vision to be a national and international leader in providing transformational and empowering educational experiences,” Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green said in the release.

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“With these funds, we will continue to eliminate barriers that prevent students from succeeding, and we will continue to offer an outstanding education at an exceptional value.”