Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $2 million gift for scholarships, clinical needs

Aug. 5, 2021

 MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor. The gift will provide scholarships for students in the Physical Therapy program at Marquette and will provide funding for the Neuro Recovery Clinic in the College of Health Sciences.

The Neuro Recovery Clinic, the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin and one of few in the region, is a state-of-the-art, on-campus training center that provides intensive programming for people living with life-altering brain and spinal cord injuries and illnesses. The gift will help fund equipment, staffing and operational needs for the clinic.

“The spirit of the Marquette community is unparalleled,” said Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell. “Our generous donors enable us to live our mission in service of others in our community every day. This inspirational gift is a testament to the transformational work taking place in the College of Health Sciences and throughout Marquette.”

“This gift provides important opportunities for our students and faculty within the College of Health Sciences,” said Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. “But it also makes a powerful impact on our community through our Neuro Recovery Clinic that treats patients across the city, state and region. We are extremely grateful to our donor.”

“Our distinctive Neuro Recovery Clinic first became a reality because of this generous donor, and her continued investment will further elevate and expand its resources,” said Tim McMahon, vice president for University Advancement. “Our passionate alumni, parents and friends continue to inspire as they embrace our Time to Rise campaign and live out the promise to Be the Difference.”

In April, Marquette publicly launched Time to Rise: The Marquette Promise to Be The Difference — a $750 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The campaign, which is the most ambitious in Marquette’s 140-year history, is elevating resources to advance the university’s mission and pillars of excellence, leadership, faith and service. The university has raised more than $476 million to date, amounting to 63% of its goal. More than 50,000 donors have already supported Time to Rise, including 42% of donors making their first ever gift to the university.


About Jesse Lee

Jesse Lee

Jesse is a senior communication specialist for the College of Health Sciences in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Jesse at (414) 288-4984 or