Why Support

Ranked in the top 6% of 560 national graduate nursing programs, the UWM College of Nursing (CON) is a leader in nursing education and research. CON faculty and alumni are renowned locally and internationally for their innovative contributions to nursing science, practice, and curriculum models. Our community and corporate partnerships provide the foundation for cutting-edge programs that attract highly talented students and also provide opportunities to serve under-resourced Milwaukee residents.

As our state’s largest nursing program, CON has a unique responsibility to address the growing nursing shortage. We are graduating nurses whose expertise and bold vision will promote better health care and better health for all.

What to Support

Philanthropic investments in CON’s nursing education and research will enhance future health care delivery and, in turn, significantly improve the general health of our communities. We invite you to support our current funding priorities:

  • Build a new state-of-the-art clinical simulation center, to educate and train students and professionals in nursing and related health care fields.
  • Increase the number of endowed scholarships and fellowships, to attract talented and under-represented, low-income undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
  • Expand programs at UWM Silver Spring & House of Peace Community Nursing Centers. These vital programs include safety-net care services for Milwaukee residents; community-based educational experiences for nursing students; and community participatory research.
  • Create new endowed research chairs, professorships, and pre- or post-doctoral fellowships, to advance science in key areas of nursing research.

How to Support

Please consider a gift to the College of Nursing (CON). You may direct your donation to an individual fund or to the CON 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 College of Nursing, visit uwm.edu/nursing or contact:

Nicole Blemberg
Senior Director of Development
UWM Partners for Health