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WFAA Giving Societies


Stewarding Donors
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Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Summary

Giving societies are a way that the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association provides donor recognition and stewardship. Donors are enrolled in giving societies once their donations have reached a certain dollar amount.


Bascom Hill Society (BHS)

Lifetime giving society that recognizes cumulative giving of $50,000 cash; cash and deferred gifts totaling $100,000. Members are enrolled monthly and receive:

  • A welcome letter from the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association president
  • A UW–Madison pictorial history coffee table book signed by chancellor
  • Benefits such as invitation to the annual fall event
  • Invitations to exclusive campus and regional events
  • WFAA basketball and football ticket purchase privileges (this is not publicly published)
  • Regular communication from WFAA leadership

Van Hise Society

Lifetime giving society that recognizes cumulative giving of $1M outright gifts; includes cash, pledges and/or gifts in kind; $3M combination of outright and/or irrevocable deferred gifts; $5M combination of outright and/or irrevocable and/or revocable deferred gifts. Members are enrolled monthly and receive:

  • A welcome letter from the chancellor
  • A Tiffany pin personally presented by WFAA staff and/or university leadership
  • Benefits such as invitation to an exclusive Madison event and all BHS benefits listed above

1848 Society

Annual giving society that recognizes gifts of $1,000 cash; $500 for recent graduates (those who are 0–10 years out from graduation). Members are enrolled monthly and receive:

  • A welcome letter from the chancellor
  • An 1848 “Welcome to Leadership” brochure explaining the society
  • Benefits such as invitations to events locally and regionally
  • Regular communication from WFAA leadership

For more information, please visit the Leadership Giving section of supportuw.org.


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