The Zilber Family Foundation is giving $20 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health to support faculty excellence and student achievement.

Specifically, the funding will support two endowments: the Zilber Faculty Excellence Fund and the Vera Zilber Student Program Fund.

“The Zilber Family Foundation’s landmark gift is a vote of confidence in UWM and the college’s future,” said UWM chancellor Mark Mone. “It reinforces our pillars of faculty excellence, top-tier research, student access and achievement.”

The gift, the single largest donation in UWM’s history, was announced Wednesday morning.

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