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Fill the Hill 2020: Virtually Unflappable

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. CDT to Friday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. CDT

Chapters with active scholarship programs will have the opportunity to fundraise during this fun, three-day virtual event. Every gift will be matched dollar for dollar — up to $3,000 per chapter — thanks to the George and Dorothy Pellegrin Wisconsin Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund. Chapters can begin promoting Fill the Hill after October 2. Fill the Hill assets (banners, suggested posts, frames, filters, etc.) will be available for chapters beginning October 2. The copy you can use on your chapter communications can be found below.

CHAPTER NEWSLETTER COPY


Game Watch Update

With the recent announcement of Badger football starting at the end of October, many chapters have reached out inquiring about game watches. We believe it’s important to stay vigilant regarding the health and safety of our alumni and communities. WFAA, including the chapter network, will continue connecting with alumni and friends in a virtual-only format until at least January 2021; this will include chapter-sponsored game watch events.

If your chapter plans to host a virtual game watch event this season, please submit an event request above to provide an event description and links. Virtual game watch requests for Homecoming (10/24) are due no later than Monday, Oct. 12, at 12 p.m. CT. For all other games, virtual game watch requests are due no later than 12 p.m. CT on the Monday before the game.


Save the Date

Save the Date for this year’s virtual Badger Leaders conference, October 23, 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

Throughout the month of November, we will also be hosting Badger Leaders Conference: International. On the following Wednesdays from 7:30 am – 9:00 am CST, we will discuss topics specific to connecting and supporting international chapters.

  • November 4
  • November 11
  • November 18

More details to come!


Scholarship Training Series

Throughout the month of September, we will host a special training series focusing on chapter scholarships and fundraising. Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. CDT, we will discuss topics to help you better support and sustain your chapter scholarship program. Please share this information with your scholarship and fundraising committees, and encourage all to attend. Registration will be required for each session. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the session(s) they have registered to attend.

  • September 2: Goal Setting for Chapter Scholarships and Fundraising
  • September 9: Fundraising Basics
  • September 16: How to Steward and Cultivate Donors
  • September 23: Leveraging WAA Fundraising Support*
  • September 30: Tips, Tools, and Resources

*This session is also the monthly Chapter Leader Call.

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Athletics Update

It’s official! The Badgers’ season opener against Illinois will kick off Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. — right after Badger Leaders Conference. While there will be no fans at Camp Randall this fall, we have plenty of ways for alumni to keep their Badger spirits high from the safety and comfort of home. Share these opportunities with your chapter region on social media:

The Fifth Quarter On Friday, Oct. 23, UW Homecoming is headed your way and bringing the famed Fifth Quarter with it. Featuring special appearances by Charlie Berens ’09 and Bucky Badger, plus a send-off by Tony Award winner and UW alumnus André De Shields ’70.

BADGER HUDDLE® Armchair Pregame Promote this spirited video series, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, to help your local alumni fill that Motion W–sized void in their hearts while keeping a safe and healthy distance. Episodes will arrive in the weeks following Homecoming.

Bucky Boards Wish you could be at Camp Randall to show the team your support? With a Bucky Board fan cutout, you can still show your Badger pride (and your smiling face) inside the stadium.

Bucky’s Kids Club Are your alumni looking for ways to keep their kids connected to the Badgers this fall? Tell them about the revamped Bucky’s Kids Club, featuring activity packets and fun events for families to enjoy together.


Virtual Events

We have been so impressed with the creativity of chapters around the world as they create virtual events to engage area alumni. In an effort to share these ideas and concepts, we have created a best practices document based on past virtual events. If your chapter hosts a virtual event, please expect a brief survey from your chapter representative to share details about your event. Thank you all for your ongoing enthusiasm, creativity, and engagement during these challenging times.


WFAA Update

The Wisconsin Alumni Association is hard at work planning virtual opportunities to connect in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our organization will work to offer delightful diversions and important information to our alumni and friends in innovative new ways—while not meeting in person through the end of the year.

The UW Now Livestream events have been covering the most timely subjects in the COVID-19 era with UW-specific expertise and exploring our favorite Badger traditions . We’re also creating ways to connect our alumni to campus with virtual backgrounds, and take you for a walk down memory lane with new online Badger Scrapbooks. You’ll be able to catch up on the news of the week with a new #UWWeekinReview on Instagram, and we’ve got plenty more programming in the works.

As always, if you have questions or would like to learn more about these virtual opportunities, reach out to your chapter representative.


Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Leader Handbook

Local alumni chapters have been an integral part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association® since the first chapter was founded in 1900 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Chapters remain vitally important in supporting an international network through which alumni can stay engaged and connected and can give back to the university.

The mission of Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) chapters is to:

  • Welcome: be accessible, hospitable, and responsive
  • Connect: serve as a social and professional hub
  • Support: encourage alumni to support the UW

View the full Chapter Leader Handbook

 

Chapter Resources



Chapter Awards

Other Alumni Awards



Monthly Chapter Leader Call

September 2020 – Scholarship Training Series: Leveraging WAA Fundraising Support

 

Watch Recording

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August 2020 – Fundraising and Website Update

 

July 2020 – Student Welcome Virtual Event

 

June 2020 – Student Welcome Virtual Event and Day of the Badger Update

 

May 2020 – Fundraising and Student Send Off

 

April 2020 – Digital Engagement

 

March 2020 – Board transitioning and Onboarding

 

March 2020 – COVID-19

 

 

February 2020 – Founders’ Day Marketing Tips

 

January 2020 – Scholarships Overview

 

January 2020 – Day of the Badger

 

December 2019 – Awards Overview

 

October 2019 – Founders’ Day Topic Discussion

 

September 2019 – Founders’ Day Best Practices

 

August 2019 – NCAA Policy

 

June 2019 – Hosted by Fond du Lac

 

May 2019 – Social Media Best Practices

 

April 2019 – Student Send Off

 

March 2019 – Day of the Badger and Scholarship Fundraising

 

February 2019 – Hosted by Fox Valley

 

January 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

 

December 2018 – Hosted by the Milwaukee Chapter

 

October 2018 – Founders’ Day 2019

 

September 2018 – Day of the Badger and Fundraising Best Practices

 

August 2018 – Updates from Campus

 

July 2018 – Hosted by the San Diego Chapter

 

 

June 2018 – Welcome to the City and Badger Bridge Chapter Leader Group

 

 

May 2018 – Hosted by the Chicago Chapter

 

April 2018 – Student Send-Off Celebration

 

March 2018 – Call hosted by Purnita Howlader, WAA: Washington, DC Chapter president

 

February 2018 – Chapter Leader Handbook Updates

 

January 2018 – Founders’ Day 2018

 

December 2017 – Looking ahead to Founders’ Day 2018

 

October 2017 – Student Financial Aid and Founders’ Day

 

September 2017 – Campus Update

 

August 2017 – Registration and Fall Updates

 

July 2017 – Welcome to the City and Fall Events

 

June 2017 – WFAA 2.0

 

April 2017 – Student Send-off Preperation

 

March 2017 – Updates on current enrollment trends.

 

January 2017 – Founders’ Day Best Practices and Awards

 

December 2016 – Chapter Website Updates

 

October 2016 – Founders’ Day 2017 Prep

 

September 2016 – Admissions Update

 

August 2016 – RE-Wisconsin, Annual Reports, Badger Bridge Chapter Competition

 

July 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Welcome to the City

 

June 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Chapter Leader Handbook, The Red Shirt Showdown, Scholarship Update

 

May 2016 – Student Send-Offs and scholarships

 

March 2016 – Badger Bridge

 

February 2016 – Update from campus Admissions

 

January 2016 – Founders’ Day messaging

 

December 2015 – All Ways Forward

 

October 2015 – Athletics policies and deadlines

 

September 2015 – Chapter framework and mission: Welcome, Connect, Support

 

August 2015 – Welcome to the City

 

Badger Leaders Conference 2020

This year’s Badger Leaders Conference will be held virtually on Friday, October 23. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person, we encourage you to invite your board members to participate in applicable sessions.

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BLC: International Series

Badger Leaders Conference: International Series will be held virtually on the first three Wednesdays in November. Learn how to welcome and connect alumni in your region, discuss best practices for advancing your chapter’s goals, network with other international chapter leaders, and celebrate your shared Badger spirit!

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Contact

General Chapter Questions

Please direct chapter-related questions to chapters@uwalumni.com.


Domestic Chapter Questions

International Chapter Questions

Events and Registration