Wisconsin Dividends

The Dividends newsletter is produced by the Office of Gift Planning as a resource for those who may be working on their charitable financial plans. Each issue features a member of the Wisconsin Legacy Society and his or her commitment to the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as informative articles on a variety of gift planning topics. If you are interested in receiving future issues of Dividends, submit your information here.

Featured Stories

Leading By Example

A strong financial core is important to Kramer Endres '17, who became the youngest donor to pledge an estate gift to the UW Foundation.

Focusing on Future Leaders

With deep roots in Madison, the Bolz family name is well known across the UW campus and beyond. Their generous endowment for the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business is a prime example of their longstanding commitment to giving back.

A Legacy Rooted in Well-Being

Mindfulness and compassion are at the heart of everything for Fran Orrok. So, when she was introduced UW neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Fran was immediately inspired. She began making contributions to support the important work being done at the Center for Healthy Minds.

Giving Back for a Better Society

Celebrating and supporting the arts — this is the legacy that Jon Sorenson ’85 and David Bedri will leave behind, benefiting generations of Badgers for years to come.

Leveraging Matching Gifts

Jay and Katie Sekelsky use matches to maximize their gifts’ impact.


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