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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.

Badger Call – Fundraising Caller

Marketing & Communications Division - Internships or Student Jobs
For 32 years, students working for the University of Wisconsin’s Badger Call have raised critical funds for the UW. Team members call UW alumni and friends on behalf of the university to share Badger experiences, discuss new developments on campus, and ask for financial support. Each year, the Badger Call team raises more than $2 million for the university.   […]
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Development Program Manager – College of Letters & Science

Development Division
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking a dynamic Development Program Manager to suppoprt UW-Madison,  College of Letters & Science.  This is an exempt level position requiring significant self-directed work as well as demonstration of independent judgment in managing projects, prioritizing responsibilities and time, and […]
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Development Program Specialist, Gift Planning & Legal Affairs

Development Division
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is recruiting for a Development Program Specialist to join a team responsible for planning and executing development programs on behalf of the Gift Planning and Legal Affairs areas. Responsibilities for this position include Gift Planning Administration, Legal Affairs Administration, and Donor Relations and Stewardship. […]
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Director – Advancement Business Solutions

Advancement Services Division
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking a Director of Advancement Business Solutions.  In this role , you will manage a team of business consultants responsible for the effectiveness, integration and optimization of business systems, ensuring they meet the needs and priorities of their users. They […]
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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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