tax-deductible contribution and where do I send my gift?
(Checks made out to the UWM Foundation)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Office for Development and Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Attn: Shavonn Montgomery Brown
All donations are tax-deductible, to the fullest extent of the law. You can choose to designate your gift to any fund within the School. Please contact us if you’re interested in establishing your own scholarship or other type of fund.
One option is to visit the Advancing UWM Make a Gift webpage, then follow these steps to submit an online donation.
- Under the section titled Designation, select View All Funds (or Give to Multiple Areas)
- Type School of Education in the search box in the upper right hand corner to bring up School of Education designations
- Select your designation and click the Continue button.
Another option is to visit the Advancing UWM School of Education webpage.
within the School of Education?
Or, if you wish to establish your own scholarship fund, contact Shavonn Montgomery Brown at (414) 251-8214 or email@example.com. Name a scholarship for a loved one and engage with student/s who benefit from your generosity.
some of my students succeed in the School?
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the UWM Foundation and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. Consult your IRA custodian to help complete the “rollover” to charity.
Specify which area or school (School of Education) is to receive your gift.
This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.
my will or estate plans.
Please consider asking your attorney or advisor to use the following language in your will, or contact Shavonn Montgomery Brown at (414) 251-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss:
“I bequeath ___ to the UWM Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Education. I would like my gift to be used to support ____ (name of program, specific or general scholarships, etc) within the School of Education.”
We encourage you to involve UWM’s Office for Development & Alumni Relations so that we may help insure your gift intentions will be properly documented, followed, and recognized according to your wishes. I want to assure you that our communications are confidential.
Once your plans are complete, we would be honored to include you as a member of the Alice G. Chapman Society, our recognition society for those who have included UWM in their estate plans. Members are listed in university publications and invited to special events on campus. Please contact Shavonn Montgomery Brown at (414) 251-8214 or email@example.com for more information or visit the Give to UWM website.
the School of Education.
say “thank you” to my alma mater.
Did you receive a scholarship or fellowship while attending UWM?
You can help the next generation of students by making a gift in support of scholarships or fellowships.
Do you want to honor a favorite professor?
We have funds that are named in honor of or in memory of many of our dedicated professors. Please contact Shavonn Montgomery Brown at (414) 251-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org if your favorite professor already has a fund in his/her honor.
Did you attend the Milwaukee State Teachers College (UWM’s predecessor institution) and want to honor that group of high-achieving alumni?
Your gift to the Milwaukee State Teachers College Scholarship Fund helps show your appreciation for your education and your desire to help the next generation of aspiring teachers.
Do you want to say ‘thank you’ to the School of Education?
The School of Education General Fund allows us to be responsive to unanticipated initiatives to help move the school forward. The School of Education General Scholarship Fund is another option. This fund allows us to offer scholarships and fellowships to a variety of academically successful students who need assistance with their educational expenses.
With a $20,000 gift for unrestricted support for scholarships or the school
With a $50,000 gift for restricted support for scholarships or the school, which you and the school can define.
Payments can be made over a period of time, usually three to five years. Once the fund reaches the permanent endowed fund level, earnings support scholarships.
Please contact Shavonn Montgomery Brown at (414) 251-8214 or email@example.com for more information, or to discuss creative ways to establish an endowed fund in your name, or in honor of an important person in your life.
Historically, annual gifts of $1,000 have been contributed by each member.
Annually, with input from the Dean, the members collectively decide how to designate their combined gifts to support the School.
Faculty speakers from the School are invited to the Circle’s gatherings to discuss new programs, cutting edge research, and upcoming student initiatives.
to give much.