Leadership Giving

1848
Society

The 1848 Society recognizes those who include the University of Wisconsin–Madison in their annual philanthropic planning by donating $1,000 or more.

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Bascom
Hill Society

The Bascom Hill Society recognizes those who have made cumulative gifts of $50,000 or more to the university.

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Van Hise
Society

The Van Hise Society recognizes those who have been most generous to the university, having made gifts totaling $1 million or more.

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Wisconsin Legacy
Society

The Wisconsin Legacy Society honors and celebrates alumni and friends who have made a commitment to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison through a deferred gift.

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Women’s
Philanthropy
Council

The Women’s Philanthropy Council recognizes Bascom Hill members who make an annual commitment of $1,500 to support the university and who wish to join the WPC.

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UW Entrepreneur’s
Pledge Society

The UW Entrepreneur’s Pledge Society allows those whose resources are currently devoted to growing their business to commit to a future gift when liquid assets become available.

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Those who make leadership gifts make a commitment to the UW-Madison.

Leadership endowment gifts have transformed campus with new buildings and new programs, as well as supporting students and faculty through scholarships, fellowships and professorships.

Leadership annual gifts encourage others to also give to annual funds across campus. These gifts ensure tomorrow’s students encounter the kinds of life-changing experiences that foster creativity, excellence and leadership.

1848 SocietyThe 1848 Society recognizes donors making annual gifts to academic annual funds at the following levels. [details]
Bascom Hill SocietyLifetime gifts of $50,000
Van Hise SocietyLifetime gifts of $1,000,000
Wisconsin Legacy SocietyDeferred gifts of any amount
Women’s Philanthropy CouncilThe Women’s Philanthropy Council recognizes Bascom Hill members who make an annual commitment to support university priorities and who wish to join the WPC.
UW Entrepreneur’s Pledge SocietyThe UW Entrepreneur’s Pledge Society allows those whose resources are currently devoted to growing their business to commit to a future gift when liquid assets become available.