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April 6, 2007

Discussion of contributions to the MMSD

On Monday, April 9, 2007, the board Committee on Community Partnerships, chaired by Lucy Mathiak, meets at 5:00 p.m. and has an agenda item that reads, "Process and procedure the University of Wisconsin Foundation uses to engage people to make contributions to the University of Wisconsin."

I'm delighted to see the topic on the agenda, because I have always wondered why people give millions to universities and little to public schools. A person's university education might have been very important and the contributions show their appreciation, but they couldn't have succeeded at a university without the foundation of earlier education, which needs their contribtuions as badly as any university.

I hope the discussion produces some positive ideas for the MMSD to use in approaching potential donors.

Posted by Ed Blume at April 6, 2007 11:52 AM
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