Stories from UW Faculty and Staff

Celebrating National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 17–23, 2022

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is observed annually to educate the public about estate planning and why it’s important to achieve financial wellness.

Badger Philanthropy Comes Full Circle

A Madisonian through and through, E. Richard Stiehm ’54, MD’57 grew up in Badger territory, not far from Camp Randall.

2023 Women’s Philanthropy Council Annual Giving Project

The advisory council considered 13 proposals submitted in response to our campuswide solicitation of projects. Each of the proposals was evaluated against our three stated criteria: (1) connection to advancing and sustaining women

WPC Annual Giving Project Proposals

We are excited to share the finalists for the 2023 Women’s Philanthropy Council Annual Giving Project. Earlier this summer, we issued a call for proposals and received 13 submissions from across campus.

Wisconsin School of Business Fund

The Wisconsin School of Business Fund provides flexible, unrestricted resources that can be used immediately, giving the School the ability to respond quickly to market changes and emerging opportunities.

The Many Faces of Retirement

How will you spend your retirement years?

What’s Next: Beyond All Ways Forward

A trifecta of major building efforts is on the horizon for UW–Madison.

Chemistry + Family Ties = Enduring UW Support

A loyal Madisonian, Steve Yamamoto ’65 grew up very proud to be a Wisconsinite

A Legacy of Giving Supports Next-Level Drug Research at the UW

When Anna Apinis, her husband, Janis ‘54, and their two small children, John and Rasma, fled Latvia and immigrated to the United States during World War II, she had no choice but to abandon her pharmaceutical career.

A Philanthropic First for Chemical and Biological Engineering

Philanthropy can elevate a university and offer life-changing opportunities for students, faculty, and departments alike.

Raimey-Noland Impact: SoHE Hosts the Inaugural Equity & Justice Network Summer Institute

In June, the UW School of Human Ecology (SoHE) hosted a group of nine students from historically Black college and university partner institutions, offering an introductory immersion experience for graduate-level education called the Equity & Justice Summer Institute.

Making History and a Philanthropic Difference

Soyeon Shim, dean of the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), received one of the highest honors bestowed in academia — an endowed deanship.

Sowing a Better Future for Organic Farmers

The newly established Clif Bar Endowed Chair in Organic Agriculture and Outreach was created for the UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Time to Take Action: August Is Make-a-Will Month

Have you been putting off planning your estate? August is National Make-a-Will month — the perfect time to ensure that your estate is in order. Read more to learn about the many benefits of a thoughtfully prepared will.

A Beneficiary from the Heart

A second-generation Badger, Peter Hartman ’70 has developed strong ties to the state of Wisconsin and UW–Madison throughout his life.