University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Corporate and Foundation Relations Information
Discover OpportunitiesThe Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) office facilitates the development of strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and foundations and the UWM community. As a central institutional contact, the CFR staff guides corporations and foundations in identifying opportunities for partnership within UWM that can be advantageous in meeting recruitment, research, technology development, and marketing goals. With our knowledge of the breadth and depth of UWM’s capabilities, we can help you connect with the appropriate colleges, programs and faculty on campus to meet your specific needs.

Leadership support from corporations and foundations is critical to the university’s continued success in creating and sustaining innovative programs in and beyond the classroom and in attracting and retaining exceptional students and faculty. This support provides valuable visibility among students, faculty and university administration, and ultimately enables corporations to reap the benefits of well-trained graduates and cutting-edge research and development.

University Corporate and Foundation Relations can help you:

Recruit Talent With approximately 70% of UWM graduates staying in southeastern Wisconsin, you have access to an incredible pool of talented students with the depth and breadth of skill and knowledge to meet your needs.

There are many ways to partner with UWM to enhance your recruiting results. Opportunities include: faculty research relationships, scholarships, internships, sponsorship of student projects, along with participation in on-campus career fairs. Each of these opportunities invests in an ongoing relationship with talented students and faculty and increases your company's overall profile on campus.

Access to Research Talent Research, a top-priority at UWM, is conducted within all academic schools and colleges, as well as within numerous academic centers and institutes at UWM. Advances emerging from these research programs are being used to develop innovative new solutions to business and social problems. Partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee allows corporations and foundations access to UWM’s vast pool of research talent and their expertise.

Transfer Technology UWM’s Research Foundation and the Graduate School’s Office of Technology Transfer, provide opportunities for the commercialization of research, as researchers make and develop discoveries of great significance to the business community and to the public. These discoveries may fulfill a market or technical need or benefit society at large.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee supports the efforts of its faculty to move inventions from the laboratory into the marketplace, and will work with you to help bring this new knowledge to the widest possible audience.

Continue Education and Professional Development UWM has a variety of programs that offer continuing education and professional development opportunities such as graduate degrees, distance learning, non-credit public short courses, professional certification programs and conferences. The University can even customize programs to suit your specific needs.

Sponsor the Arts, Athletics, and Other EventsSponsoring the arts, athletics, and other events at UWM is good business. It helps you promote your corporate identity and reach key clients and prospects, while at the same time enhancing the quality of life for your employees and the community at large. We can help you identify optimal ways to become partners in sponsoring activities that match your marketing objectives.

For more information on how you can get connected with UWM and its vast resources and opportunities, please contact us.