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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For help in making a gift, or to discuss further giving opportunities, please contact:
Director of Development - Annual Giving
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 265-9954