$10 Million Gift Announced to Chancellor’s Scholars Program

Anonymous donors have committed a $10 million matching gift to inspire others to support the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program.
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The Great People Scholarship

The Great People Scholarship supports the upcoming artists, scholars, educators and scientists who will lead our economy with new ideas and technology and features a unique University of Wisconsin Foundation match.
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Your Legacy. Their future.

Gift planning integrates your charitable gift into your overall financial, tax, and estate planning to maximize benefits both to you and to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Annual Giving

Annual Giving

With a recurring gift, you can support UW-Madison in an affordable and easy way. To get started, select one of the "First payment..." options in the online giving form.

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Gift Planning

Gift Planning

Being in charge of your own legacy is part of who you are. If there’s a plan, you’re going to be the one to make it.

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Great People Scholarship

Support Scholars

Commit to supporting UW-Madison's next generation of scholars and preserve the affordability of the university with a gift to the Great People Scholarship.

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Impact: By the Numbers

$1.12 billion

Total research expenditure by UW-Madison in 2013


Number of donors who have come together to support the Great People Scholarship program since 2008


Total amount received from matching-gift companies in 2014


Average annual cost for room and board for an undergraduate student

17 percent

Percentage of the budget covered by the state (down from 24 percent in 2002)

$246.7 million

Annual amount transferred from the UW Foundation to the university in support of education, research, outreach, and other objectives in 2014

Every Gift Counts

When we work together the cumulative strength of our gifts reaches across campus and around the world.

  • $100 Can help a student organization offer leadership opportunities for undergraduates
  • $250 Can help provide a career-preparation opportunity for an undergraduate
  • $500 Helps keep star faculty at UW-Madison
  • $1,200 Cost for a faculty member to present a paper at a national conference or colloquium