Diversity & Inclusion

Students in Computer Lab

Along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias and exclusion. At WFAA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values, which are woven into the fabric of our culture. WFAA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and in perspectives; values people and the differences that they bring to the organization; and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected personally and professionally, and have opportunities in which to thrive.

The range of programs and initiatives to which our work contributes spans every facet of life on campus and in the world community. From working with scientists studying the most basic elements of life to talking with donors, members, volunteers, students and others inspired to support life-changing programs or areas of the University, our work is fundamentally diverse.

Just as the work done on campus benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives and experiences, WFAA recognizes inclusion and diversity as imperative for the success of its mission. Attracting, developing and retaining the best employees gives WFAA access to new ideas, promotes better decision making and creates a working environment that promotes mutual respect, cooperation, acceptance and productivity among people from varying backgrounds.
WFAA engages all donors, alumni, students and friends of the University. WFAA encourages diversity, inclusivity and participation by all of these groups in its activities. WFAA embraces the University’s sifting and winnowing motto, which is a cherished and widely admired tradition.

Student Diversity & Academic Excellence

Learn about how UW-Madison encourages student diversity and academic excellence on campus and in our community. Your support will contribute to the success of these programs. Learn more »