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Fostering Success and Independence - Helping Hands from Move In to Graduation

Fostering Success and Independence


Fostering Success and Independence (FSI) is an active partner in creating a supportive college experience where students, regardless of family support, have an equal opportunity to obtain their degree. Through partnership with campus resources we promote independence and academic success.

Who We Serve

FSI serves UW-Whitewater students without traditional familial support, including students who have been in foster care, have experienced homelessness, have deceased, deployed, incarcerated, deported, institutionalized, or otherwise unavailable family structures.

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FSI Lounge Purple Wall
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Current Students Contact
Malayna Oswald

Malayna Oswald

(262) 472-1533

Current Students Contact
Sarah Hessenauer

Sarah Hessenauer

(262) 472-1203

Prospective Students Contact
JoRae Schultz

JoRae Schultz

(262) 472-2134

In-kind Donations Contact
Lori Trimble

Lori Trimble

(262) 472-5219

For all inquiries regarding the Fostering Success and Independence, please contact us at

Ways to Support FSI

Financial contributions can be made via the UWW Foundation. Select "Foster Youth Strategic Funding" from the dropdown menu under designation. 

Amazon Wishlist 

Purcahse in-kind donations from our Amazon wish list.

Donate gas only Kwik Trip gift cards and gift cards for restaurants in Whitewater in increments of $49 or less by dropping them off or mailing them to: Fostering Success and Independence, c/o Lori Trimble, 2255 Andersen, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

If you would like to make in-kind donations of items for welcome, finals week, or holiday gifts or if you would like to be added to a list of supporters we reach out to with specific requests from students, please email Lori Trimble

Thank you for supporting Fostering Success and Independence! 

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Andersen Suite 2130
Phone: (262) 472-1533
Fax: (262) 472-1275

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Directory Assistance: (262) 472-1234
TSC Helpdesk: (262) 472-4357
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