Leadership Giving


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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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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Wisconsin Legacy

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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Van Hise

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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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
Wisconsin Legacy SocietyDeferred gifts of any amount
Van Hise SocietyLifetime gifts of $1,000,000