Advancement News

Lunch and Learn: Day of the Badger

February 15th, 2019

On February 13, 2019, nearly 40 campus partners joined WFAA staff members to learn about our day-of-giving event, Day of the Badger. Set for April 9, 2019, these 24 hours of giving will raise money for the All Ways Forward campaign. On this spirited and playfully competitive day of saying thanks, UW–Madison alumni in Madison and […]

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ABE: A Wealth of Alumni Information

January 8th, 2019

Did you know that nearly 446,000 alumni have profiles in the ABE system, and 96 percent of alumni are able to be contacted by mail, email, or phone? WFAA’s constituent data team is working hard to make this percentage even higher. We recently embarked on a data enrichment effort that is steadily working through our […]

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All Ways Forward Update

January 8th, 2019

The All Ways Forward campaign finished 2018 on a high note. After this past year’s spectacular fundraising efforts, we are now 89 percent of the way to our goal of raising $3.2 billion by the end of 2020. We thank you for your support in promoting this campaign and for encouraging your alumni to contribute […]

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Annual Campaign Update 2018

January 8th, 2019

With the recent wrap-up of the 2018 Annual Campaign, we’d like to take the time to thank the more than 40,000 alumni, family, and friends of UW–Madison who supported and contributed to the university and its many entities last year. We appreciate and honor those whose commitment to bolstering the Wisconsin Experience and to enriching […]

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Founders’ Day 2019

January 8th, 2019

Nothing says nostalgia like the first day of school, and nobody loves the first day quite like UW–Madison. Here, we honor the tradition of celebrating our very first first day of school every year! Starting February 5 and continuing through May, alumni chapters worldwide will celebrate Founders’ Day to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the […]

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Badger Vibes

January 8th, 2019

Loving our tried and true publications, but read through them so quickly that you need something new? We do, too! Thanks to our diversity and inclusion team here at WFAA, and in partnership with local news platform Madison365, we now present Badger Vibes, an e-newsletter celebrating alumni, students, and faculty of color — debuting this […]

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UW–Madison Day 2019

January 8th, 2019

We love UW–Madison and all of the groundbreaking work that happens at the university and because of it, and we’re confident you do, too. For anyone looking for a way to express that love without shouting it from the rooftops (mostly because you’re not quite sure how to gain access to campus rooftops), look no […]

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2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

November 28th, 2018

WFAA is currently taking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This honor is part of a Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) tradition dating back to 1936. The awards are given to outstanding alumni whose professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the university exemplify the Wisconsin Idea. Campus partners are encouraged to submit nominations […]

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October 2018 Campaign Update

October 1st, 2018

As of October 1, 2018, more than 195,000 donors have contributed to the All Ways Forward campaign, collectively offering nearly $2.7 billion in support of UW–Madison.

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Annual Campaign 2018

October 1st, 2018

On October 19, the Annual Campaign’s biggest, pinkest effort will take place: Fill the Hill 2018. Learn more about this event — and the Annual Campaign in general.

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