Stories from UW Faculty and Staff

How Your Giving Shows Gratitude for the Help You Have Received

Charitable giving makes deposits in the life banks of others in gratitude for the deposits made in our account. Learn how to make these deposits through service, time or resources.

Giving Thoughtfully … and Strategically

Giving is a thoughtful gesture, but giving can also be strategic. Read about these ideas that can help you maximize your philanthropy.

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.

The Virtual Endowment

This month’s article discusses creating an endowment now that could be fully funded later. Learn more.

The Extension of the Income-Tax Filing Deadline Provides Opportunities for Planning

The Internal Revenue Service has given an extension to submit your federal income tax to July 15. Take advantage of the extra time to pull together needed information, to reflect thoughtfully on our tax situations, and to be more intentional in our planning for the future.

How the New CARES Act May Affect Your Gift Planning

The 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in March. Learn more about the provisions applicable to charitable giving.

After the Career March, You Can Play a New (Charitable) Tune

This month’s article discusses transitioning from a career focus to the legacy phase of life.

Retired alumnus supports UW

Even into retirement, John Rowe has a strong affinity for his alma mater, as he and his wife Jeanne passionately support the future of UW-Madison. Among their many generous constributions, including Rowe Center for Research in Virology at the Morgridge Institute, are three endowed chairs in history - Byzantine, Green and American politics, institutions and political economy - to ensure others can find inspiration from the past.

Legacy gift for L&S and SMPH

When Mary Herman Rubinstein earned her MD from UW-Madison in 1960, she was one of four women in her medical school class. Yet, this was hardly first first nor the last time she would blaze an uncommon course. Recognizing the importance of innovative research, Rubinstein set up a generous bequest to support up to seven endowed professorships within the College of Letters & Science.

Established distinguished chairs in Chemistry, iBio, and Limnology

Wayland Evan Noland, a third-generation Badger who earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry, continues the legacy his elders started through generous support of faculty and students in the College of Letters & Science.

Badgers fight against food insecurity on campus

The amazing generosity of Badgers around the world made a powerful impact for students fighting against food insecurity at UW-Madison.

Impact of Morgridge Match from Chancellor Blank

Chancellor Blank announces the results of the major gift from John and Tashia Morgridge, and the positive impact this investment has already made on campus.

Impact of Morgridge Match on L&S, UW-Madison

The College of Letters & Science is inspired by the incredible outpouring of financial support, which will create over 40 new professorships, chairs, and distinguished chairs, as well as enhance 13 existing funds.

Hamel Music Center

After decades of rehearsing in the basement of the Mosse Humanities Building, UW's musicians will now have a state-of-the-art acoustic environment in which to prepare for performances. Pamela Hamel provided the naming gift for the new center, and the Mead and Witter families from Wisconsin Rapids enabled the project to be fully realized at once.

Jada Kline’s Wisconsin Experience

The Chancellor's Scholarship Program created a family within the larger Badger community for Jada Kline '17. Now a successful alumna, Kline shares a message of determination, honoring the past and embracing the future.