Parent Leadership Giving

Parents and family members who make leadership-level gifts to the University of Wisconsin–Madison understand three key things:

  • The future excellence of the university rests largely in the hands of our community.
  • Every student deserves a transformational learning experience.
  • Supporting the whole UW community naturally benefits their own family as well.

By joining other parents who are making leadership-level gifts, you send a message to students, faculty, staff, and other potential donors that you believe in UW–Madison’s power to benefit the world and deliver an exceptional educational experience. 

There are three levels of recognition (Badger Parent Club, Forward Families, and the Parent Philanthropy Circle) dedicated to honoring Badger parents and family members who make leadership gifts.

Parent Philanthropy Circle

Donate to the Parents Fund

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

Make a Gift

This giving society honors our most generous families who commit to meaningful gifts to the UW. Please contact our Parent and Family Philanthropy Team at [email protected] for more details.

Parent Philanthropy Circle members enjoy personal invitations throughout the year to special events and receptions with campus leaders and fellow Parent Philanthropy Circle members. Opportunities include the Parent Philanthropy Breakfast with Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin during Family Weekend, exclusive tours of new campus facilities, a Homecoming tailgate at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, and small gatherings for UW parents in cities beyond Madison.

You’ll discover a wealth of rewarding experiences that will enhance your connection to the university and beyond.

Questions About Giving

If you have questions, please contact our Parent and Family Philanthropy Team at [email protected].