$10M gift to UWM will be used to establish Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship

MILWAUKEE -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone announced on Thursday, July 30th that Sheldon and Marianne Lubar are donating $10 million to the university to establish the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship.

UWM will construct a new building at the corner of E. Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue to house the new Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship. The building also will be home to a new welcome center, which will be the first stop for prospective students and others visiting UWM.

Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship

The center will incorporate and encourage entrepreneurial activities within and among UWM’s 14 schools and colleges, including interdisciplinary and social entrepreneurship programs.

The Lubars’ gift will be used to establish and operate the center. University officials say a center director will oversee and coordinate the center’s programs with faculty members already engaged in entrepreneurship at UWM. The center’s activities will include leading an effort to expand “ideas challenge” courses that pair entrepreneurship activities with existing curriculum.