Why Support

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business is an engaged metropolitan business school, providing students with the foundational knowledge and experience they need to become successful business leaders with professional integrity and global insight. As Wisconsin’s largest business school, and with three-quarters of our alumni contributing to the state’s economic vitality, the Lubar School has a uniquely strong bottom-line impact on the business community.

What sets the Lubar School apart is our relentless “make it happen” attitude. Lubar students are known for both their abilities and their strong work ethic, built through the meaningful internships and professional opportunities they experience with leading companies in southeastern Wisconsin. Our employer partners know that Lubar graduates are “job ready” the day they walk through the door. Likewise, our faculty challenge current thinking in areas that impact the business world and bring their A-game to the classroom, engaging students in new approaches to solving business problems and incorporating the results of their world-class research into a dynamic curriculum.

What to Support

Support from our alumni and friends will help the Lubar School continue to be a preferred destination for top students looking for a high-quality business education; outstanding faculty looking for a strong research and teaching environment; and businesses looking for a key partner to deliver innovation, economic development, and a pipeline of talent. We welcome your philanthropic investment.

  • Advancing Student Achievement

    Scholarship support, professional mentoring, career development, entrepreneurial initiatives, business study abroad, leading-edge academics, and a professional and collaborative learning environment.

  • Enhancing Faculty Excellence

    Chaired and named professorships, research innovation initiatives, and support of classroom instruction that utilizes new technologies.

  • Building Business Engagement

    Collaboration with Lubar applied research centers and executive education initiatives, as well as facility enhancements that create a distinct corporate-like experience for students, faculty, and visitors.

How to Support

Please consider a gift to the Lubar School of Business (LSB). You may direct your donation to an individual department or program or to the LSB General Fund.

Thank you!

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

Give by Mail
Checks or money orders should be payable to “The UWM Foundation” and mailed to:

UWM Office for Development
3271 N. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53211

To make sure you receive proper acknowledgement, please print the following form and enclose it with your check. Be sure to indicate how you would like to designate your gift.

Printable Giving 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

Gifts in Memory or Honor 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

For More Information

To learn more about the Lubar School of Business, visit lubar.uwm.edu or contact:

Pamela Mattox, CFRE
Senior Development Director, Lubar School of Business