Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl is donating $10 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs. The donation, announced Sunday during the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony, is the largest in the La Follette School’s history and will fund research, public outreach and teaching.
Kohl donated $1.5 million to the school in 2106 to launch the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. His most recent gift will extend the research competition and support several new efforts. Kohl graduated from UW in 1956.