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

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.

By The Book

Literary endeavors underlie the success of Susan solei Patterson ’79, MFA’82, and her husband, bestselling author James Patterson. now, to inspire giving to UW–Madison, they’ve launched an estate-gift challenge match.

On the UW campus, Terry Hynes learned to lead. Now she wants to give leadership opportunities to future badgers.

Over the course of five years of graduate study, Terry Hynes learned a lot at UW–Madison, but three lessons stand out. The faculty, she said, embodied principles that make great leaders: excellence as scholars empathy as teachers compassion as human beings Hynes credits her time at the UW for launching her life in academic leadership... Read more »

’69 grads Richard and Jennifer Arndt are establishing scholarships in gratitude for their educations—and their love

They met at a UW fraternity mixer (more on that later), earned three degrees from the university, and are incredibly grateful for the affordable education that launched their careers with no debt, so there was little question whether Richard and Jennifer Arndt (both class of ’69) would make a significant gift to the University of... Read more »


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