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Class Gift

The Class of 1972 will leave a lasting legacy on the UW–Madison campus through the Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund.

The Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund that will help to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus at UW–Madison by making the university an attractive and accessible option to outstanding individuals who demonstrate financial need. Now more than ever, it is important to invest in the next generation of Badgers. By supporting students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds who wish to attend a prestigious university and pursue their dreams, you are ensuring the success of another generation of Badgers who will change the world.

Please refer to the instructions below to learn about the different ways to contribute. For any questions, please contact Lindsay Broms, associate director of development for scholarships and student support, at lindsay.broms@supportuw.org or 608-250-0468.

Ways to Participate

You can contribute through any one of these options or through a combination of them:

  1. Make a gift when completing the registration for your reunion event.
  2. Respond to the class-gift mailing or class-gift email.
  3. Make a credit-card donation online at supportuw.org/giveto/classof1972.
  4. Donate via mail (include “Class of 1972” in the memo of your check and see further instructions).
  5. Give a qualified charitable distribution directly from your IRA.
  6. Give a donation of stock.
  7. Leverage a match from your employer.
  8. Give an estate gift.
  9. Make a multiyear commitment. Gifts of $25,000 and above can be made over up to five years.

Create Your Own Scholarship

Another option is to create your own, named scholarship with a charitable gift commitment of $25,000 or more (may be paid over multiple years), which will count toward the class-gift total. If choosing this option, you may name this fund as you like and identify a preference for the awardee’s school or college. Each year, the UW will provide you with an update on the recipient.

To begin setting up your own scholarship, please contact Lindsay Broms at lindsay.broms@supportuw.org or call 608-250-0468.

Your Gift Will Make a Difference

The Class of 1972’s class gift provides multiple opportunities to have a profound impact on many levels. Along with creating a legacy, the Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund will address the need for student financial support. The UW awards among the lowest amount of institutional financial aid in the Big Ten. In 2017, a survey of high-achieving students who applied to the UW but ultimately did not enroll found that 58 percent of them cited scholarships and financial-aid packages as a determining factor in their decision. By giving to your class gift, you’ll help deserving students gain the support they need to pursue their passions and continue the UW tradition of excellence.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Class of 1972’s class gift. UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Association are grateful for your class’s contributions.