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Major Gifts Give Momentum to School of Nursing Building Campaign

Published

October 9, 2009

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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MADISON, Wis. – Two major gifts announced Friday provide a major boost to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and its Power of Nursing Campaign to build and staff a new Nursing Science Center.

Connie Curran (’69 BS NURS) has made a $300,000 gift, and the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has made a $1 million gift to the campaign, which will build and equip a new Nursing Science Center located in the heart of UW-Madison’s vibrant health science campus and recruit and support the faculty necessary for the School’s growth. The gifts were announced in conjunction with the Power of Nursing Summit, taking place through Saturday at locations around campus. Read More

Rennebohm Foundation Donates $15 Million to IRC at UW-Madison

Published

March 4, 2005

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation today announced a $15 million gift to help build the planned Interdisciplinary Research Complex (IRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The IRC has a total estimated cost of $133.9 million. The complex will replace outdated research facilities and help unify the Medical School on the west campus. The first phase of the project will consist of a three-story base with a five-story tower adjacent to UW Hospital and Clinics and will include laboratory facilities, offices, an imaging center and animal quarters.

“The IRC will be home to talented, dedicated researchers from many disciplines working together to find solutions to society’s most complex health problems,” says Steven F. Skolaski, president of the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation. “The Rennebohm Foundation is certainly proud to be a partner in this project, which will someday benefit all of us here and people literally around the world. Read More

New Pharmacy Building to Carry Rennebohm Name

Published

December 5, 1997

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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MADISON, Wisconsin–The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today (Friday) unanimously approved the naming of the new UW-Madison pharmacy building after former Wisconsin Governor Oscar Rennebohm.Construction of the $45 million structure will begin early next spring and is expected to be completed by September of the year 2000. The new facility will be located across the street from the UW Hospital and Clinics.

Oscar Rennebohm, who died in 1968, was a successful businessman who founded Rennebohm Drug Stores, Inc., Madison’s once-largest drug store chain. He was elected governor of Wisconsin in 1948, and was appointed a UW regent in 1952 and served until 1961. He also served as president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and as director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Read More

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