UW-Stout: New endowment fund helps to create sense of caring and community for former foster care students

Tonisha Hora

Menomonie, Wis. – Last year during Stout Gives Back, University of Wisconsin-Stout’s annual National Giving Day event, two donors who had never met came together to match each other’s $2,000 gifts.
Following that, Viola Riebe and the anonymous donor came together again and decided to each make a gift of $15,000 to start the Fostering Success Program Endowment Fund in hopes that it would lend permanency to the program that supports students who were in foster care.
“For two complete strangers from opposite sides of the United States to come together because of a similar history and shared inter...

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