RUHS Foundation


The Foundation website has been created specifically for you – valued members of our Riverside family. Here, you can learn more about alumni events and reunions, remain up-to-date on Riverside’s high-quality academic, artistic and athletic programs, and most importantly, learn how you can make a difference in the lives of today’s students. For more information regarding the work of the Foundation in support of Riverside students, please go to

We Need Your Support

Riverside University High School is the direct descendant of the very first public high school established in the city of Milwaukee in 1868. It was known then as “Milwaukee High School” and was later called “East Division High School”, “Riverside High School” and finally “Riverside University High School”. Throughout its nearly 150 year history, our school has been providing young people with a high quality academic program along with a variety of extracurricular, school service and community service activities that spark their interests, capture their imagination and set them on the path to enduring success. At Riverside, students develop leadership and teamwork skills, they gain an appreciation for life-ling learning and they become well-rounded members of our community.

Riverside’s alumni and friends understand that maintaining academic excellence takes hard work and financial resources. Today, Riverside faces some of the toughest odds ever in its attempt to continue its long history of high academic achievement. School funding has been drastically reduced. Class sizes have increased. Course offerings have been cut. How is Riverside overcoming these obstacles and succeeding while other schools are falling behind? With your SUPPORT!

As a financial investor in Riverside University High School, your support impacts the lives of over 1,500 young people each year. Moreover, you are ensuring that the same quality academic, artistic and athletic opportunities you valued as a student continue to inspire, uplift and impact today’s Tigers.