Common Questions about Giving


Who do I make the check out to when making a
tax-deductible contribution and where do I send my gift?


Please send your charitable gift to:

(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: Katie Sparks


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.

Click here to see a current list of scholarships and fellowships you can support.

Click here for a pledge form

Click here for a UWM Gives to UWM (employees) gift form.



What are some of the funds that I can give to
within the School of Education?


There are many scholarship funds and designated School operating funds in the School. The School of Education General Fund allows us to be responsive to unanticipated initiatives to help move the school forward.

Click here for a list of current scholarship and fellowship funds.

 




I work at the School of Education. How can I help
some of my students succeed in the School?


Gifts to scholarships are a great way to help your students. Your gift through payroll deduction is an easy way to make this happen.

Click here for a list of current scholarship and fellowship funds.

Click here for a UWM Gives to UWM form

Click here
for the UWM Gives to UWM webpage



I want to give a gift from my retirement plan.

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 me for more information.


I have been thinking of putting the School of Education
in my will or estate plans.


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 me 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 me for more information.



I have some stock I would like to gift to
the School of Education.


We welcome your gift of appreciated stock. You, or your financial advisor, can contact me for instructions on how to make a transfer.


I want to provide philanthropic support to
say “thank you” to my alma mater.


There are so many ways to say thank you, here are just a few:

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.

Click here to see a list of current scholarship and fellowship funds.

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 me 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.




I am interested in 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 $40,000 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 me 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.




I heard there is a Women’s Giving Circle.
Tell me more about it.


The Women’s Giving Circle of the UWM School of Education was founded in 2006 “to bring together women alumni and former and current teachers of all ages who pool their gifts for greater impact and keep themselves current about education through their promotion of the School and its educational research.”

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.

Click here for more information

Click here for a Women's Giving Circle Pledge Form


Giving back to SOE is important to me,
but I can’t afford to give much.


Your support is important and every gift is appreciated. Please give what you can, whether $25 or $5,000. Thank you.

Click here for a pledge form

Click here
for a UWM Gives to UWM form








Paul Ross

Director Major & Planned Gifts
UWM Development & Alumni Relations

Phone

414-229-3295

Email

rossp@uwm.edu