YOU WERE THERE SUPPORTING BADGERS WHEN THEY NEEDED IT MOST. THANK YOU!
A year unlike any other — the shared experience of living through 2020 will linger in each of us. Despite overwhelming challenges and uncertainty, the Badger community came together to benefit our great university. The transformational effect of your collective giving can be seen in initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion; the safety of students, faculty, and staff during the pandemic; real-world opportunities that lead to lifesaving discoveries; and so much more.
We hope that you will take some time to read these stories of impact and the impressive results that you made possible. Your generosity is felt across the entire UW–Madison campus, and we are grateful that you helped to further the education of gifted students and sustain a university that Badgers deserve.
YOU HELP THE UW DO EVEN MORE
The Chancellor’s Annual Fund is a prime example of adaptable spending, and over the last year, your generosity helped hardworking Badgers and supported our resilient university.
YOU OFFER A LIFELINE TO STUDENTS IN NEED
As work was put on hold and campus jobs disappeared, the Student Emergency Fund delivered 9,000 grants to carry UW students through the challenges of 2020.
YOU SUPPORT FRONTLINE WORKERS
Steadfast donors who supported the COVID-19 Fund made it possible for health workers to provide those in need with the care they deserve.
YOU MAKE THE UW MORE WELCOMING
Fostering a more inclusive culture in which all Badgers can thrive is front of mind for UW–Madison, and annual gifts to the Diversity and Climate Fund were a big part of the initiative’s success.
YOU RAISE STUDENT SPIRITS
Bucky’s Tuition Promise continues changing lives, offering four years of paid tuition to new UW students who qualify.
YOU NOURISH BADGERS IN NEED
Annual donors helped the Open Seat food pantry assist more than 1,500 UW students and their dependents over the last year, providing food and resources to those struggling with food insecurity.
YOU KEEP THE BAND MARCHING ON
Despite the spring band concert and football season being canceled due to the pandemic, Associate Director of Bands Corey Pompey kept his chin and Badger spirits up with his ever-present optimism.