Working at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) comprises the University of Wisconsin Foundation — the university’s official fundraising organization — and the Wisconsin Alumni Association, which links alumni with the university and each other.

WFAA is always interested in recruiting talented and committed individuals to fill open positions. Whether working in development, stewardship, alumni relations, administration, information technology, marketing, communications, or finance, we are passionate about what we do. We know that our work with donors, alumni, and campus partners helps to ensure that students can obtain a world-class education and may lead to the university’s next great discovery.

We offer competitive salary and benefits in an environment that is inspiring, creative, and respectful.

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Behind the Scenes at WFAA

Photo of Teri Grein

Spotlight on Teri Grein

Teri Grein ’16 is a program coordinator for WFAA’s Alumni Relations and Engagement division. A native of Wisconsin Rapids, she is a first-generation college graduate who worked for WAA as an intern while she was earning her degree in English and Communication Arts.

Photo of flamingos on Bascom for Fill the Hill. Photo by Andy Manis.

You Mean I Get Paid to Do This?

How many careers involve guarding a flock of pink plastic flamingoes? It’s part of the job description for WFAA staff who volunteer to help out at the annual Fill the Hill fundraiser.

Meeting room at 1848 University Ave

WFAA’s Mentoring Program

Each new WFAA employee has the opportunity to pair with an experienced staff member who is available to discuss work-related issues.

Rachel Lionberg at WFAA

Spotlight on Rachel Lionberg

Rachel Lionberg is the UW Foundation’s Associate Vice President and Managing Director for the Wisconsin School of Business.

Betsy Burns

Spotlight on Betsy Burns

Betsy Burns is WFAA’s senior director of development for the UW–Madison School of Education. A graduate of UW–Milwaukee and the College of St. Scholastica, she and her husband and three-year-old daughter live in Madison. We asked her to reflect on her five years with the organization.

Morgridges

Fun Spin on a Donor Event

In September, WFAA celebrated the generosity of alumni John and Tashia Morgridge with a pop-up wine-cellar celebration in the Wisconsin Union’s new underground loading dock, a special turntable that will allow delivery trucks to supply the Union with food, beverages, and other items.