Working together for a stronger UW–Madison.

UW–Madison changes lives. We work with alumni, donors, and friends to ensure that the university’s excellence benefits Wisconsin and the world for many generations to come.

Who We Are

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.


​“We are driven by a longstanding conviction that our public research university is vital to Wisconsin and the world.” — Mike Knetter, Chief Executive Officer
Meet Our Leadership

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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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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History of WFAA

Supporting the UW for more than a century.
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Employee Benefits

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