Class Gift

Leave a Lasting Legacy through the 1969 Class Gift

For your class gift, the Class of 1969 Reunion Committee considered multiple options and decided to support an endowed, need-based scholarship: a lasting legacy that will impact generations of Badgers to come. Undergraduate degrees are increasingly critical to a successful career and future, but the cost of a college education has risen dramatically nationwide since 1969. Although more than 80 percent of financial-aid recipients work during a given year, a part-time job covers only a small portion of that cost.


The Impact of Need-Based Scholarships

The UW competes with peer institutions to attract and enroll talented students, no matter their economic background. In 2016, 58 percent of the students who applied to the UW but did not ultimately enroll cited scholarships and financial-aid packages as determining factors in their decision to go elsewhere.

Keeping the Best Students at the UW

Furthermore, need-based scholarships support students who have been accepted to UW–Madison based on merit but do not have the financial resources to attend. The university wants to ensure that the best students can attend the UW — regardless of their economic constraints — and scholarships make the difference for promising students who aspire to be Badgers.

All students receiving this scholarship will understand its significance and the alumni network that is investing in their education and that of future recipients.

A Chance to Double Your Gift

But it doesn’t stop there. The amount of gifts (not pledges) raised as a class this year will be matched dollar for dollar, which will double the class’s influence. Don’t miss this opportunity to leave a lasting impact on future Badgers!

Give now to your class gift. If you prefer to give by mail, you may print the pledge card below and mail it to the address on the form.

UW–Madison and WAA are grateful for your Class of 1969 gift. Return for your 50-year class reunion — to be held September 26–29, 2019 — to see how your contribution will add to campus.

Questions? Contact WAA at or 888947-2586.