Why Support

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) gathers numerous allied health professions under one roof, including physical therapy, athletic training, speech-language pathology, health informatics and administration, occupational therapy, sonography, and the biomedical sciences. CHS uses a unique inter-professional learning model, which prepares students to become patient-focused, team-oriented, community-serving professionals.

CHS has a tremendous impact on health and wellness statewide. We educate more than 62% of Wisconsin’s health care providers. The changing landscape of health care in the US places the College’s 27 degree and certificate programs in high demand, and 100% of our graduates are hired and practicing professionally in more than 200 careers.

What to Support

The College of Health Sciences calls upon alumni and individuals concerned about the health of the community to join us and help train the next generation of health care professionals. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships help students devote more time to studying, internships, and research. They enable students to graduate on time and launch their careers with a lower debt burden. Please support our general College of Health Sciences Scholarship Fund or consider establishing your own scholarship fund.

  • Equipment

    Hands-on instruction is essential for CHS students to excel in their chosen fields. State-of-the-art equipment is a vital part of this instruction, in the classroom, research labs, and clinics where students refine their skills as future health care providers. Examples include bio-feedback units, therapeutic robots, mind-body training stations, and speech analysis programs.

  • Endowed Chair for Health and Wellness

    This endowed chair will be the capstone of the College’s commitment to inter-professional education. The professor appointed to this position will be charged with ensuring that our graduates are ready to work in the ever-changing health care environment and be leaders in managing the many new care delivery systems.

How to Support

Please consider a gift to the College of Health Sciences (CHS). You may direct your donation to an individual department or program or to the CHS 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 the College of Health Sciences, visit uwm.edu/chs or contact:

Nicole Blemberg
Senior Director of Development
UWM Partners for Health