Philanthropic gifts near $6 million, investing in the future of health care in Wisconsin

Supporting the launch of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, donors throughout these regions have contributed close to $6 million to date.

Gifts from donors are critical to creating state-of-the-art facilities, investing in cutting-edge technologies, and recruiting and retaining leading faculty and program leaders. More than $15 million in philanthropic support is needed to establish the two campuses. 

“We are grateful for the enthusiastic endorsement of our many donors in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, which will make possible premiere education and training of medical students in their communities.  We share a common vision and goal of preparing outstanding physicians for these regions,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW. 

Among the outstanding gifts to date are:  

  • $1 million to invest in educational infrastructure for the Green Bay and Central Wisconsin campuses, from a foundation that chooses to be unnamed at this time.
  • $500,000 from William F. Schneider, MD, and his wife Sandy, for the MCW-Green Bay campus.  Dr. Schneider is a retired orthopaedic surgeon who practiced in Green Bay and an MCW alumnus from the class of 1960. 

MCW is committed to addressing the projected shortage of physicians in the state by bringing community-based medical schools to new regions of Wisconsin. The plan will bring the strengths of MCW’s accredited and rigorous medical education and training to areas of the state where the needs for physicians are unmet.  

As planned, the first class of medical students will begin in July 2015 at MCW-Green Bay and July 2016 in MCW-Central Wisconsin.  

To make a contribution and invest in the future of health care in Wisconsin, call 414-955-4700 or visit

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