The Impact of Giving


Our students always come first. They are the lifeblood of our university and the future leaders of our community.

To attract the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, UWM must provide scholarships and fellowships. Ensuring current and future students a UWM education is an investment with long-lasting impact to the region.


Our faculty engage in cutting-edge research, produce internationally recognized scholarly work, and create new ways of thinking across a wide range of disciplines.

Through their skillful teaching and advanced research, the faculty prepare students to solve problems, take on tomorrow’s challenges, and contribute meaningfully, both in the Milwaukee region and throughout the world. Recruiting and retaining the very best faculty ensures that our students enter the workforce with the most advanced knowledge in their disciplines. Support for our faculty and their research provides a vital and lasting legacy that will impact generations to come.


UWM is home to innovators–faculty, students, staff, and university partners who invent, develop, improve, contribute, and make change.

Faculty and students collaborate with a diverse range of university partners who together identify challenges and opportunities and develop solutions. This hands-on experience creates rich learning and teaching opportunities, resulting in applicable new ideas, a university engaged in the community, and most importantly, innovators who advance the workforce and success of the region. The potential is limitless, and support for innovation at UWM will allow this meaningful work to thrive and grow.

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