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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Legal Counsel

Operational Excellence Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)* is hiring for Legal Counsel.  The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing in-house legal counsel under the supervision of the Chief Legal Officer. The Legal Counsel provides expert and strategic advice and counsel on a wide range of complex and novel legal issues to officers and employees of […]

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Stewardship Program Manager

Stewardship Division

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is recruiting for a Stewardship Program Manager. The Stewardship Program Manager is an integral data and process-oriented role on the Central Stewardship Team. The Stewardship Program Manager is a key member and will partner with WFAA staff to lead […]

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Marketing Director

Marketing & Communications Division

Doesn’t every marketer want to work on a passion brand?  One that is recognized and adored by its audience.  One that instantly evokes high energy and positive emotions.   Now is your chance.   If you’re a digitally-minded,  idea generator who leads with enthusiasm, then, get ready to showcase your talents as a Marketing Director […]

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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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Current Openings

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