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!