$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

$246.7 million

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


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


Number of Great People Scholars who are currently attending UW-Madison


Average total debt of undergraduates who have debt upon graduation


Total number of degrees awarded in 2014–15

Every Gift Counts

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

  • $50 Can help provide a required textbook for a student in need
  • $250 Can help fund a scholarship for a student who qualifies for need-based aid
  • $500 Helps keep star faculty at UW-Madison
  • $2,500 Cost to fund one undergraduate student to support a faculty research project