Stories from UW Alumni

Celebrating National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 18–24, 2021

If you count yourself among the Americans who need to update or create their estate plans, you may recognize one of these common situations.

You Can Make a Charitable Gift That Keeps Your Options Open

You may have hesitated to make a charitable gift to our organization because of the current demands on your resources. Here are some charitable gifts that keeps your options open.

Four Questions to Ask When Considering a Charitable Gift

Being able to make charitable gifts is a wonderful privilege. As you contemplate your donations this year, answer these four questions.

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.

“I’m Booked!” The Optimism of George Burns Can Help You Complete Your Estate Plan

Don't procrastinate and consult with your attorney when you create or update an estate plan.

Seasons of Giving

Individuals make charitable gifts throughout the year. Some choose to make gifts early in the year and others later. Your reasons for giving may vary across winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Time for a “Spring Cleaning” of Your Charitable and Estate Plans

Spring is a wonderful time to think and plan for the year, including charitable planning. Here are some suggestions for your to-do list.

Payback

We like to help the charities that helped us, and sometimes we can benefit again.

Off to a ‘QuickStart’

On a typical morning at Doorco Holsteins in Brussels, Wisconsin, Austin Vandertie BSx’22 would be helping his parents milk the 40-cow herd, feed calves, spread manure, or harvest crops on an expanse of land farmed by three generations of his family before him.

UW–Madison receives gift supporting organic agriculture, releases call for proposals

On the heels of the 2018 Harvest of Ideas — a two-day forum designed to explore how the University of Wisconsin–Madison can advance organic agriculture — the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences received a significant gift to support graduate students, outreach and communications in organic agriculture.