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Giving

Why give to Letters & Science?

Gifts from students, alumni and friends support the College's teaching, research and public service.  Private support from alumni and friends now makes up about 18 percent of the UW-Madison budget with state support providing 15 percent. 

Gifts are used to immediately support innovative learning opportunities, reward top faculty and support student-lead programs and organizations that would otherwise go unfunded.

You play a crucial role in our future by ensuring the value of a Letters & Science degree for future Badgers.

Make a gift to the College of Letters & Science

Our Top Priority: Provide an exemplary undergraduate education

The Letters & Science Annual Fund allows us to offer special opportunities that enrich undergraduate education, such as internship and research experiences, residential learning communities, and First-Year Interest Groups.

Make a Gift to Support Undergraduate Education


Recruit and retain the best faculty and staff, and reward merit

The L&S Faculty Fellows program recognizes outstanding teacher-researchers in two of the most meaningful ways possible: a prestigious named position and a discretionary fund to cover research and teaching expenses.

Make a Gift to Support Great Faculty


Enhance diversity to ensure excellence in education and research

The Great People Scholarship helps ensure that all bright and qualified individuals have access to a liberal arts education. Gifts to this fund are matched by the UW Foundation.

Make a Gift to Support the Great People Scholarship


Invest in scholarly domains in which we have existing or potential strength and impact

Having funding to recruit top-notch graduate students is essential to our research programs, helps us retain the best faculty, and ensures high-quality teaching of undergraduates.

Make a Gift to Support Graduate Education


Reinvigorate the Wisconsin Idea and renew our commitment to our public mission

The Letters & Science Annual Fund supports service-learning classes and other outreach programs that serve our local and state community.

Make a Gift to the L&S Annual Fund


Support your home department

You are able to designate your gift to a specific area in the College, such as your home department or program.

Make a gift to an L&S Department or Program

For help in making a gift, or to discuss further giving opportunities, please contact:

Ann Dingman
Director of Development - Annual Giving
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726
Phone:  (608) 265-9954
Email: ann.dingman@supportuw.org