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Representatives of regional businesses and organizations, Oshkosh community leaders, key donors and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh faculty and staff gather for the third-annual UW Oshkosh Foundation Report to the Community Breakfast Sept. 16 at Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom.

Journalism alumnus Jim VandeHei, cofounder of The Politico (, served as guest speaker, addressing the topic of what the next presidential election means to the future of the country and which issues — including higher education — are largely being ignored by the campaigns.

The Foundation’s Collaboration in Action Leadership Award was bestowed upon Affinity Health System for its integrity and dedication to the health of its patients as well as its advocacy of higher education and support of the University, including the granting of nursing scholarships and donating resources to the Living Healthy Community Clinic.

UW Oshkosh Foundation also used the occasion to officially launch its first comprehensive capital campaign — pride. purpose. promise. — and to unveil the design for the University’s first new academic building since 1971. Click here to view “green prints” of the sustainable design.
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