Stories from UW Alumni

Commemorating 175 Years of UW–Madison

The University of Madison–Wisconsin officially turned 175 on July 26, 2023. The university hosted a variety of events and organized an exciting state tour in celebration.

Two Ways to Give from Your IRA—Including a New Opportunity for 2023

Since 2006 it has been possible for individuals aged 70½ or older to make outright charitable gifts from a regular IRA that cumulatively do not exceed $100,000 per year.

A Badger-Built Legacy

Donors and dynamic alumnae Paula Bonner MS’78 and her spouse, Ann Schaffer ’72, MS’75, MFA’93, have an enduring and inspiring history with UW–Madison that spans more than 45 years.

CALS QuickStart Program Empowers First-Year Badgers

To give first-year Badgers a leg up during this turbulent transition, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) launched the CALS QuickStart program in 2018.

Fifteen Years of National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 16–22, 2023

Do you know the essential elements of an estate plan? Read more to learn what they are and why estate planning is so important.

What’s Next: The UW–Madison State Tour Continues

In celebration of the impact that UW–Madison has made over the last 175 years of partnership with communities in Wisconsin, the university has organized an event-filled state tour.

Philanthropy Creates New Master’s Portfolio for Business Students

Thanks to passionate Badger and philanthropist Patrick Thiele ’72, MS’75 the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) has established new, self-sustaining offerings, including the redesigned professional MBA program as well as a master of science in business analytics (MSBA).

L&S Professorship Preserves Vital Media Archive

An endowed professorship is helping to advance the production of a remarkable media archive, currently comprising than 2.5 million digitized pages of historic film books and magazines.

Generous Endowment Attracts Exceptional Faculty to L&S

Recruiting remarkable faculty has long been a top priority for UW–Madison.

Use Your IRA Funds for Tax-Advantaged Giving

If you are charitably inclined, own an individual retirement account (IRA), and are aged 70½ or older, you can make contributions directly from your IRA to qualified charitable organizations.