Annual Report


that Paula Bonner MS’78 worked on the UW–Madison campus


Dollars raised toward
All Ways Forward campaign goal


Dollars transferred
to UW–Madison

Connecting People, Inspiring Ideas

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association engages those who care about the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It connects alumni with each other and with their alma mater; it provides opportunities to enhance the UW’s teaching, research, and outreach programs; and it guarantees ethical stewardship of the gifts received.

The return on an investment in UW–Madison is far reaching and never ending. This report contains stories that illustrate the impact of gifts and recognizes the critical role that alumni and donors play in keeping the university moving All Ways Forward. It also describes WFAA’s investment strategy and performance.

Stories from the Annual Report

Engagement Stories

Park Placed

Alumni Park opens to rave reviews.

A Leg Up

The Flamingle offers alumni a weekly trip to campus.

Thank You, 72

With gratitude, Project 72 shows Wisconsin what the state and its university have made possible.


Fireworks, a block party, and the Steve Miller Band make Homecoming magical.

Development Stories

Nick Named

The Nicholas family honors Ab Nicholas ’52, MBA’55 with a gift to Recreational Sports.

Veterinary Superheroes

Karen Walsh ’81, MA’89 and Jim Berbee ’85, MS’87, MBA’89 help meet the needs of Wisconsin’s four-legged patients.

Dig This Music

With assistance from the Hamel family and the Mead Witter Foundation, the School of Music’s new performance facility starts to take shape.

Garding Against Cancer

WFAA welcomes basketball coach Greg Gard and his wife, Michelle, and helps them to fight for cancer patients and their loved ones.