Generosity as a Catalyst for Great Things

As CEO of the Morgridge Institute for Research, I am reminded every time I enter our building of the extraordinary vision, commitment and generosity of John and Tashia Morgridge. The entire University of Wisconsin community received another wonderful reminder last week, with the announcement $100 million lead gift that represents a brilliant investment in the heart of a great university.

John and Tashia’s gift will help expand UW-Madison’s intellectual talent through endowed professorships and other tools to attract and retain the best faculty. And by designing the gift as a matching opportunity for other alumni and friends, the Morgridges provide a tremendous incentive for others to join the effort on the eve of a campuswide fundraising campaign.

We could not be more proud of our affiliation with the Morgridges and the impact they are making across the university. This release provides a complete look at their contributions.

On behalf of all of your colleagues and friends at the Morgridge Institute, thank you John and Tashia!