The UW-Madison College of Engineering announced an initiative to promote the importance of giving back to the college: The college will match and double any donation made by its students or recent graduates.
Coordinator of the program and UW-Madison junior Avery Wine said "Connect for Life" hopes to raise awareness of how graduates can contribute to the success of the engineering school.
"It is important for students to know how much giving truly impacts their college experience," Wine said in a release. "With tuition only providing about 15 percent of College of Engineering revenue, gifts from alumni and friends are helping support more resources that students rely on every day."
Engineering Dean Paul S. Peercy announced at a reception earlier in the year that the college's Industrial Advisory Board has given more than $30,000 to support the program.