Parent and Family Philanthropy

UW students and their parents.


Donate to the Parents' Fund

Your support will help continue the tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Make a Gift

As parents and family members, you play a key role in your student’s college journey. The Parents Fund provides an opportunity to further partner with the University of Wisconsin–Madison and contribute to our shared goal of student success.

Your gift, no matter the amount, provides discretionary funding that supports a range of essential student needs on campus, including:

These are things that make UW–Madison a world-class institution for learning both in and out of the classroom. These programs and services wouldn’t be possible without support from Badger families like you. In fact, private gifts and grants account for nearly the same percentage of the UW’s budget as tuition!

No matter where you designate your gift, students all across campus will benefit from your generosity. To learn more about giving opportunities and recognition societies, please contact our Parent and Family Philanthropy Team at [email protected].

Just by having a student at UW–Madison, you are part of the Badger community; no gift is required. Learn more and stay connected through the UW’s Parent and Family Program, a free resource that connects you to communications, information, and events.

Thank you for helping to create a campus that allows all Badgers to explore, collaborate, and discover how they can change the world.