The Senior Director of Development builds on the University of Wisconsin’s fundraising efforts with a specific focus on parents of current and former students to develop a strategic and comprehensive program of engagement, solicitation and stewardship, coordinating with the Advance UW program and the appropriate campus offices for undergraduate activities.
The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for the planning, management, and implementation of a comprehensive healthcare philanthropy program in support of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), with particular focus on the Department of Medicine.
Once when St. Francis of Assisi was tending his garden, a person asked him, “What would you do if you suddenly learned that you would die at sunset?” St. Francis replied in a manner that reverberates for planned giving: “I would continue hoeing my garden.”
A $100,000 gift from the Colorado Rockies’ baseball organization in honor of Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig will support student scholarships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Between the time you become an empty nester and your retirement, your financial situation may improve significantly. Not only are your expenses reduced, but you are very possibly in your peak earning years at work. This is the time to accumulate as much as possible for retirement and to develop a comprehensive estate plan that includes your philanthropic values. Indeed, this may be the first time in your life that you are able to consider a larger gift that can have a significant impact on an organization.