The need for support Private support is more important than ever, especially when it comes to fulfilling the UW’s commitment to keep the university affordable for all students. Alumni and friends who give can be assured that their gifts are being stewarded in a fiscally responsible way and put toward improving the academic experience. With private gifts accounting for 18 percent of UW-Madison’s budget, it’s imperative that Badgers continue to invest in the future of the university. Learn More > Boost the economy UW-Madison accounts for $15 billion in economic impact statewide. Cultivating a culture based on collaboration, innovation, and dedication to the Wisconsin Idea pays off. Explore how the UW drives revenue in numerous industries, and how our innovative environment makes the entire state of Wisconsin better off financially and more stable across all businesses Learn More > Make a difference Alumni and friends who make a gift ensure that UW-Madison will never stop transforming lives. Contributions — no matter the size — make a huge difference. They are investments in the future of the university and the students, faculty and staff who will shape the future of Wisconsin and the world. So, make a gift in support of today’s Badger students and the future of the Wisconsin Experience.