How to Give

Annual Giving

Because of alumni and friends, the UW will never stop transforming lives. Your gift, big or small, makes all the difference to continuing the Wisconsin experience you remember.

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Gift Planning

Depending on the arrangements you choose, you also can: reduce your income taxes, avoid capital-gain tax, increase your spendable income, and retain payments for life.

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Scholarships

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, scholarships are more important today than ever before. For many talented and gifted young people who dream of going to college.

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Corporations & Foundations

Corporations and foundations are important partners in the education, research and outreach that takes place on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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Bequests & Wills

A bequest may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other property. You should specify that the UW Foundation is to receive a certain amount or percentage of your estate.

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Matching Gifts

Employer matching-gift programs can double or even triple your gift to the university.

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Printable Forms

To send a gift to UW Foundation by mail, please print the gift form and mail it with your gift. You may make a gift to the University of Wisconsin via monthly or quarterly electronic fund transfers.

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Naming Opportunities

Gifts that qualify for naming opportunities are a meaningful and lasting way to impact life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Endowments

Some of the most effective and far-reaching gifts are those given to create an endowment. Endowed funds are critical to the financial stability of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Securities and Stocks

Gifts of appreciated property have been considered the “best value” in charitable giving. That is because there are multiple benefits to making a gift of this type.

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