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Advancing UW-Madison

Partnering with alumni and friends to move the UW forward

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association combines the expertise of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the Wisconsin Alumni Association to strengthen and enhance UW–Madison’s status as a world-class university.

University of Wisconsin Foundation

The University of Wisconsin Foundation (UWF) is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Foundation is the university’s development and financial partner. Established in 1945, the Foundation was created and is governed by a board of UW–Madison alumni and donors.

Wisconsin Alumni Association

Since 1861, the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has been enriching the lives of UW alumni and keeping them connected to their alma mater. WAA engages alumni and friends in support and celebration of the UW. The association offers programs, communications, and publications that connect alumni to the university and each other.

Featured Initiatives

Learn more about key initiatives that help to sustain the university. Find ways to engage with the UW — from alumni programs and advocacy events to priority fundraising opportunities and donor publications.

Jobs at WFAA

WFAA offers a competitive salary and benefits in a workplace culture that is positive, inspiring, and inclusive.

Director of Development, College of L & S (Chemistry & Math)

Development Division
The Director of Development will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting L&S major gift prospects from the ranks of Chemistry and Math alumni with an additional focus on one key geographic region for the College generally.
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Director of Development, College of L & S – Computer, Data & IS

Development Division
The Director of Development will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects with a primary focus on Computer Science, but also including select prospects from Statistics and the Information School. This position will also have a geographic focus on San Francisco and Seattle for these departments and the College generally.
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Event Staff (June/July Grandparents U)

Alumni Relations and Engagement Division
Be apart of a great tradition at UW - Madison! The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is looking for 27 dynamic Grandparents University Student Counselors to start on June 10th!
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Gift Processing Analyst

Advancement Services Division
The Gift Processing Analyst ensures gifts and commitments are received and processed according to based on donor intent, WFAA and industry standards. Provides exceptional customer service to donors, WFAA and UW-Madison staff.
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Mission and Values

WFAA believes in the value of UW–Madison.
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Meet the experienced executives who lead our organization.
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Annual Report

​Each year, we prepare an annual report to showcase the impact of gifts to the university and detail our financial performance.
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Employee Benefits

We provide health, dental, a generous 401(k), and an array of other benefits.
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