Evjue Foundation to Support Two SoHE Initiatives

Guest artist Jason Ruhl gets inspiration from the textile collection

Gifts will boost both a fall 2019 gallery exhibit and Covering Wisconsin health efforts.

Last week, the Evjue Foundation announced more than $1.8 million in grants it intends to distribute to Madison-area nonprofits and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Of these, two will support initiatives at the School of Human Ecology.

The first grant, for $6,000, will partially underwrite a fall 2019 exhibit in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery of the Center for Design and Material Culture, “Points of Departure: Inspirations from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.”

The second, for $10,000, will go toward Covering Wisconsin, a major initiative housed at SoHE that connects Wisconsin residents with the health insurance and other health-related programs that are best for them and their families.

SoHE Dean Soyeon Shim said of the gifts, “These grants from the Evjue Foundation recognize the diverse kinds of work we do at SoHE as aligning well with the foundation’s mission. We are grateful to be a part of its efforts to improve the wellbeing of children and families in our Madison area community.”

The Evjue Foundation, which is the charitable arm of The Capital Times newspaper, is the legacy of William T. Evjue. He founded the paper in 1917 “to ensure that those without the power of wealth and station would have a champion in the never-ending quest for clean and just government.”

Learn more about the Center for Design and Material Culture, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, and Covering Wisconsin.

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