Qualifications for Membership

All members must meet the Bascom Hill Society lifetime giving level by meeting any of the following:

  • $50,000 in gifts and pledges of cash or appreciated securities. Corporate matching gifts and gifts-in-kind apply; or
  • $50,000 in irrevocable deferred gifts, which include pooled income funds, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts; or
  • $100,000 in revocable gifts such as a bequest or revocable trust.

Additionally, members must commit to making a gift of at least $1,500 annually to support UW–Madison.

Through membership and engagement with the university, WPC members advocate for the UW and remain knowledgeable about the role of higher education, UW–Madison, and philanthropy. They help connect their networks back with the university, and encourage greater alumni support and involvement.

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