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Record-Breaking Gift from WSB Alumnus Featured in Capital Times

by Marguerite Darlington Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Capital Times recently wrote about the significant, long-term impact that the unparalleled generosity of John Morgridge (BBA ’55) and his wife Tashia, who earned her bachelor's the same year from the School of Education, will have on UW-Madison.

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John and Tashia Morgridge. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

On November 14, the Morgridges donated $100 million to the UW-Madison, the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the university, to recruit and retain world-class faculty.

“This extraordinary gift, and the gifts that it will inspire, will shape the UW’s future in ways we cannot even foresee right now,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the Capital Times.

François Ortalo-Magné, Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, told the Capital Times that he had already heard from two alumni interested in making a donation toward the Morgridge match.

Soyean Shim, dean of the School of Human Ecology, and Karl Scholz, dean of the College of Letters and Science, described how the Morgridge’s gift is inspiring other friends of the UW to give, and the ways these gifts will benefit the university.

Read more on the Capital Times website.

Find out how you can join the Morgridges in supporting faculty excellence, educational innovation, and student-centric experiences at the Wisconsin School of Business.