Wisconsin Legacy Society

The Wisconsin Legacy Society is a recognition society that honors and celebrates alumni and friends who have made a commitment to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison through a planned, or deferred, gift. These future gifts contribute to the growth and success of UW-Madison, and they will benefit future generations of UW students and faculty.

What are the benefits of membership?

Wisconsin Legacy Society members receive a certificate of membership recognizing their generous support of UW-Madison, as well as a special Wisconsin Legacy Society picture frame as small tokens of appreciation for their gifts.

Members also receive a subscription to Legacy, a newsletter that explores various ways to plan an estate and includes updates on legal and tax changes that may affect planning. Members may occasionally be featured in Legacy, Wisconsin Dividends or on the UW Foundation website.

In addition, members may receive special invitations to UW-Madison alumni events and receive regular communication from campus leadership.

How can I become a member?

To become a member of the society, simply contact the Office of Gift Planning. A member of our team will work with you to document your future gift so that our records accurately reflect your intentions.