Investing in scientific 'wonder'

David and Sheryl Lesar have committed $2 million to support the UW-Madison Geology Museum’s mission and secure its future as part of the university’s All Ways Forward campaign.
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Adopting Charity at Any Age

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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UW-Madison Unveils Comprehensive Campaign

All Ways Forward is the fourth comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of UW-Madison, and its largest — with a goal of raising $3.2 billion by the end of the decade.
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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


Cost of a stipend for an undergraduate to attend a national competition such as Model United Nations or Mock Trial.


Annual amount transferred from UW Foundation to the university to support education, research and outreach.


Cost to fund three faculty presentations at international conferences.


Cost of a three-credit undergraduate course in the College of Letters and Science.


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

$1.11 billion

Total research expenditure by UW-Madison in 2011.

Every Gift Counts

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

  • $100 Can provide an emergency grant to keep a student enrolled
  • $250 Can help support a student with need-based aid with a tuition scholarship
  • $500 Helps keep star faculty at UW-Madison
  • $1,000 Supports about half of a Great People Scholarship for one year