Sending my gift to the UWM School of Education:

(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: Carol Wacker

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.

Establishing A Future Gift

Thank you for considering a gift that will create a lasting legacy for future generations at UWM. There are several ways to include SOE in your estate plans, such as bequests, trusts, retirement assets, life insurance policies or charitable gift annuities.

Please consider asking your attorney or advisor to use the following language in your will, or contact Carol Wacker at (414) 229-3080 or 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 Carol Wacker at (414) 229-3080 or for more information.

Giving From Your Retirement Fund

Giving from your retirement fund can be as simple as changing the beneficiary designation. From your financial institution, you can request a change of beneficiary form. There are also ways to give from your retirement plan during your lifetime. Please contact Carol Wacker at (414) 229-3080 or for more information.


You can help the next generation of students by making a gift in support of scholarships or fellowships.

List of Current Scholarship Opportunities

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 Carol Wacker at (414) 229-3080 or to see 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.

Establishing an Endowed Fund

Thank you for your interest in setting up a permanent fund to support students, degree programs, new initiatives, and more. You can establish a fund which might honor a family member or former professor:

  • 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 Carol Wacker at (414) 229-3080 or 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.