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.

Raimey-Noland Campaign

Badgers open doors. In 2021, the UW launched the Raimey-Noland Campaign, a campuswide effort to support programs that promote a sense of belonging for all. The campaign honors William Smith Noland 1875 and Mabel Watson Raimey 1918, the UW’s first identified Black man and woman graduates.

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Jobs at WFAA

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

Marketing / Senior Marketing Coordinator

Marketing & Communications Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the UW-Madison, is recruiting for a Marketing / Senior Marketing Coordinator to join the Marketing & Communications team. The Marketing / Senior Marketing Coordinator provides marketing support and intelligence by leading the execution of mid-sized marketing plans and projects to achieve […]

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Engagement Operations Specialist (Limited Term Employment through end of 2023)

Alumni Relations & Engagement Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)* is the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the Wisconsin Alumni Association, whose legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.  The WFAA is seeking an Limited Term Employment (LTE) Engagement Operations Specialist to work approximately 35-40 hours per week through the end of 2023.  […]

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Executive Program Support and Communications Intern

Administration Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) is hiring a Executive Program Support and Communications Intern for the summer and fall semesters. The Executive Program Support and Communications Intern will work closely with WFAA’s Chief of Staff and Administrative Program Manager to provide executive-level administrative support, material preparation, and communications support for a variety of […]

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Grandparents University Counselors | Summer 2023

Alumni Relations & Engagement Division

Be apart of a great tradition at UW – Madison! The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is looking for 25 Grandparents University® (GPU) Counselors beginning June 14th!   Grandparents University® (GPU) Counselors are ambassadors of WFAA and UW-Madison. They lead participants to campus locations and are available to offer general assistance to participants and GPU instructors. Counselors are […]

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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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Diversity and Inclusion

At WFAA, we foster a positive and inclusive work environment.
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