Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Support the La Follette School on Day of the Badger

Support the La Follette School on Day of the Badger

The La Follette School is excited to participate in UW–Madison’s Day of the Badger – a day (actually 1,848 minutes) for people to show their pride in the school and UW–Madison. 

Why 1,848 minutes? Because Badgers go the extra mile. Ever since its founding in 1848, UW–Madison has inspired students, alumni, and friends and supported their quest to achieve more.

From 5 p.m. April 8 to 11:59 p.m. April 9, the La Follette School will be raising funds to increase recruitment of students from underrepresented groups and to expand students’ out-of-the-classroom experiences. The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) is coordinating this special day of giving.

“La Follette School graduates are critically important as heightened partisanship and polarization worldwide has stymied innovative solutions to some of our most challenging issues,” said La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee. “Through Day of the Badger, we hope to provide students with broader opportunities for solving today’s complex problems and for success in their careers and communities.”

To add some excitement throughout the day, the La Follette School will be tracking alumni donations for these 1,848 minutes. The class that has the highest percentage of participants will be highlighted on the La Follette School website and at Hill Fest 2019.

Details on this exciting initiative are online.