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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Current Openings

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

Grandparents University Counselors | Summer 2024

Alumni Relations & Engagement Division

Be apart of a great tradition at UW – Madison! The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is looking for 30 Grandparents University® (GPU) Counselors beginning June 20th!   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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Alumni Engagement Intern

Alumni Relations & Engagement Division

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 hours per week during the school year, with additional hours possible during breaks and over the summer. Additional hours available during Student and Recent Grad Team hosted events. Flexibility of scheduling, working around class schedules, and academic or other obligations will be offered.   The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA*), […]

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Donor Experience Officer

Marketing & Communications Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)* is recruiting a Donor Experience Officer (DXO) to join the Annual Giving team. As a Donor Experience Officer with WFAA, you will use momentous giving days, video storytelling, and digital marketing to help annual donors and leadership annual giving (LAG) donors transform the student experience and elevate the […]

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Managing Senior Director of Development (American Family Children’s Hospital)

Development Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW Health, is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Managing Director of Development to lead the UW Health Kids program including the American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) and the Department of Pediatrics. While employed by […]

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Mission and Values

WFAA believes in the value of UW–Madison.
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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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Current Openings

Join a team of mission-oriented professionals who believe that UW–Madison can transform the world.
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