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Day of the Badger 2023 a success

Students pose with Bucky Badger holding signs that say "I heart SoHE" and "Day of the Badger"

During Day of the Badger on March 28–29, 2023, more than 160 people donated to the School of Human Ecology, collectively raising more than $60,000. These numbers are even higher than last year’s and help us ensure that students have the resources and tools they need to succeed. With gifts from alumni, parents, students, staff, faculty, and friends, the community of people who care about Human Ecology is wide. 

A special thanks to Suzy Oldorf DeWolf ’94 for her challenge gift of $25,000 to support today’s students and paid internships. Everyone who gave to the Human Ecology Annual Fund during Day of the Badger helped make this happen by unlocking Suzy’s challenge gift.

Human Ecology also won the 1848 challenge sponsored by Alisa Robertson, President and Chief Advancement Officer of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Alisa offered an additional $400 to the fund of the 1,848th donor during Day of the Badger. Undergrad student Lindsey Stugard — who is majoring in Human Development & Family Studies — was the 1,848th donor and we couldn’t be more proud. Why is 1848 special? That’s the year when UW–Madison was founded — 175 years ago.

Thank you for showing your Human Ecology pride and making Day of the Badger 2023 a success!