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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 the University of Wisconsin–Madison — its students, its alumni, Wisconsin, and the world. We work with alumni and friends to advance the UW, now and into the future. Working to support UW–Madison, our culture is collaborative and mission driven. We strive to promote from within, and we value professional growth and volunteer opportunities. Our teams use cutting-edge technology and sophisticated data every day to achieve results. We foster a comfortable work environment where our employees dress for their day in modern office spaces. Along with competitive salary, WFAA offers an above-market employer contribution for our 401(k) plan, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance.
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Mission and Values

WFAA believes in the value of UW–Madison.
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Employee Benefits

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

Our staff of more than 300 works together, bridging eight divisions to achieve results.
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Leadership

Meet the experienced executives who lead our organization.
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Spotlight on Kari Stokosa

Kari Stokosa is WFAA’s Managing Director of Research & Prospect Management. A native of Greenfield, Wisconsin, Kari earned her degree in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from UW–Madison in 1999. Although she never intended to be an on-air meteorologist, she says, “I’m very thankful for the wide breadth of skills I obtained in the process of working on this Letters & Science degree.”
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Spotlight on Scott McKinney

Scott McKinney joined the UW Foundation in 1998 and is now WFAA’s chief operating officer. A Madison native, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and then worked briefly in undergraduate admissions. He returned to Madison to attend law school and earned his JD in 1998.
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