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$2 Million Donation Expands Access to Business Classes

Monday, July 11, 2011
Gary Wendt (BS, Civil Engineering, 1965), the former head of General Electric Capital and Conseco Inc. has given $2 million to the Wisconsin School of Business to increase access for students across UW-Madison who are interested in business.

The Wendt gift establishes the Gary C. Wendt Fund for Business Instruction and will go to support classes for non-business majors in management, financial analysis and marketing techniques, and other business fundamentals.

"We know that a broad range of students from engineering, the sciences and the humanities are very interested in adding business fundamentals to their portfolios," said Interim Dean Joan Schmit. "This generous gift will help us ensure that more students gain the basic business understanding critical to success on the job."

The gift was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. To read more, click here.