UWM Gives to UWM

The doors of Milwaukee’s most prominent institutions tell an important story about the success of UWM. Behind these doors are our graduates: the backbone of the region’s workforce and the leaders of our most respected organizations.

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The success of these organizations is yours. Educating and preparing students for the future is important work because it ensures progress and prosperity for our region. Thanks to you and your dedicated work and support of UWM, our community is a better place to live and work.

Employees also contribute to our success by supporting the UWM Gives to UWM campaign. Employees who make a gift support initiatives that help the university make strides toward a better education for our students, provide meaningful experiences for our employees, and create a powerful presence in our community.

Reasons to Give

  • Support university-wide or school-specific programs that are not completely covered by tuition
  • Create scholarship and fellowship opportunities for deserving students
  • Enhance resources at the UWM Libraries, Panther Athletics, or any number of University centers

How to Give

Payroll Deduction
To set up a payroll deduction, fill out the UWM Gives to UWM Payroll Deduction Form.

UWM Gives to UWM Form

For more information about payroll deduction, please contact:

Tom Bjornstad
Director of Annual Giving
414-229-3298

Give Online
Please use the Direct My Gift To dropdowns and the Special Instructions box on the online giving form form to identify the specific fund(s) you would like to support.

Online Giving Form

Give by Phone
Make a gift or pledge over the phone by calling:

Tom Bjornstad
Director of Annual Giving
414-229-3298

Give by Mail
To give by mail, fill out and return the UWM Gives to UWM form.
For more information about giving by mail, please contact:

Tom Bjornstad
Director of Annual Giving
414-229-3298

UWM Gives to UWM Form

Matching Gifts
You can maximize your gift to UWM if you or your spouse/partner works for one of the many companies with matching gift programs. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if they match employee gifts to UWM.
Will or Other Estate Plan
To learn more about including UWM in your will or other estate plan, visit our Planned Giving website.
Stock or Other Appreciated Securities
Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes, while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. UWM benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from knowing that your contribution is larger than it would have been as a cash gift.

Please send (or ask your broker to send) the UWM stock gift form to the UWM Foundation prior to transferring the securities, to make sure you receive proper acknowledgement for your gift.

To discuss a gift of your IRA, gifts of appreciated securities, or any related paperwork, please contact:

Gretchen Miller
Director of Gift Planning and Agreements
414-229-3067
gemiller@uwm.edu

Gifts in Honor or in Memory of a Relative, Friend, or Favorite Faculty Member
Tribute and memorial gifts provide significant support for UWM, while allowing you to celebrate people and events with special meaning for you.

For more information, or to learn whether a fund has already been created in tribute to or memory of someone, please contact uwmgift@uwm.edu.

Real Estate and Personal Property
Real estate and personal property such as art and jewelry can be used to make a gift to UWM.

For more information about this type of giving, please contact:

Gretchen Miller
Director of Gift Planning and Agreements
414-229-3067
gemiller@uwm.edu