Advancement News

March 2017 Campaign Status Update

April 1st, 2017

As of March 2017, over 160,000 donors contributed to the All Ways Forward campaign, collectively giving over $1.96 billion in support of UW–Madison. That put us 61 percent of the way to the university’s goal of raising $3.2 billion by the end of 2020. Thank you for encouraging your alumni to participate in the campaign, […]

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“The UW Now” Campaign Events

April 1st, 2017

Beginning in October 2015, WFAA launched a series of events to support the All Ways Forward campaign. We’re hitting the road again in 2017 and 2018 with encore events called “The UW Now.” The programming highlights the campaign’s pillars, as well as school and college priorities, through a content–rich panel discussion moderated by a campus […]

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2016 Annual Campaign Results

January 1st, 2017

More than 21,000 participants gave to UW–Madison during the 2016 Annual Campaign, helping to support the university’s most pressing needs. The generosity of these donors helps to ensure that current and future Badgers have the opportunity to live their own Wisconsin Experience.

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Guidelines for Stewardship Practices

January 1st, 2017

WFAA recently released a new set of guidelines for thanking donors who support the university. Prompt and consistent acknowledgment of gifts is one of the most important ways in which we express gratitude. With input from campus colleagues and WFAA staff, we have finalized guidelines for stewardship practices for each level of giving so that […]

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2017 Chancellor’s Luncheon

January 1st, 2017

Mark your calendars! Chancellor Rebecca Blank’s annual luncheon for alumni, donors and stakeholders who participate on campus advisory boards is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017, during UW Homecoming week. The event will take place over lunch in Varsity Hall of Union South. We appreciate your efforts to incorporate this lunch experience into your existing […]

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Online Alumni Notes Launches

January 1st, 2017

WFAA’s Communications Division recently launched online Alumni Notes, a place where alumni and friends can share their news, updates, and even reminiscences. The public site is reaching its first 100 submissions, and it includes alumni stories about promotions, volunteer work, startup businesses, anniversaries, and everything in between. Help us make Alumni Notes a success by […]

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Project 72 Makes an Impression

January 1st, 2017

Project 72 is the statewide initiative that launched in fall 2016. Using print and digital platforms, we shared stories highlighting connections between UW–Madison and each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. We were proud to feature alumni from each of the UW’s schools and colleges in the first year of the project. In total, more than 25 in–state […]

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Lunch and Learn: Alumni Park

January 1st, 2017

In 2017, a new destination will open on the UW–Madison campus: Alumni Park, an outdoor green space celebrating alumni and the Wisconsin Idea. Features will include an outdoor classroom and One Alumni Place, campus’s newest “living room.” Join us for a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to learn more about Alumni Park, its […]

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About Alumni Park

January 1st, 2017

Across the world, Wisconsin alumni are inspiring positive change. Alumni Park will be a year-round celebration of how Badger graduates fulfill the Wisconsin Idea through service, discovery, tradition, legacy, progress, and leadership. The new park will join with the Memorial Union Reinvestment project to extend the Lake Mendota waterfront, create a promenade along the east […]

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Status Updates: October 2016

October 13th, 2016

On September 16, 2016, the All Ways Forward campaign had reached $1.725 billion of its $3.2 billion goal. The Chancellor’s Scholarship Program (CSP) match had raised $2.54 million of its $10 million goal as of July 18, 2016. And only $3.3 million of the $50 million Nicholas Match remains.

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