Benefunder, a foundation that connects philanthropists with top research causes across the nation, has added another university partnership to its platform to support the next generation of leading researchers and to help move innovations forward.
This week, Ab and Nancy Nicholas committed $50 million to inspire other donors to create undergraduate and athletic scholarships and graduate fellowships for UW-Madison students. The donation, a one-to-one matching fund, is the second-largest household gift in the university’s history, alongside the gift made in November by John and Tashia Morgridge, which supports faculty.
Every year our organization receives bequests from individuals who did not inform us in advance that they had included us in their wills. We are extremely grateful for these gifts because they enable us to continue the work that was obviously important to the donors. At the same time, it would be helpful for our organization to know about the gifts ahead of time.
A distribution in-kind of your employer’s stock is a way to ensure a lower tax rate on part of the value. Thus you should inquire as to whether your company’s plan permits participants to elect to have lump-sum distributions paid out in the company’s stock—and if so, seriously consider doing this.
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association*, the private fundraising entity for the UW-Madison, is recruiting for an experienced marketing professional to join the marketing team. The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for providing marketing support and intelligence by leading the execution of marketing plans to achieve specific business goals, drive engagement/advancement, and promote the WAA/UWF brands.