College of Letters & Sciences
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Alumni


One of our greatest strengths is our proud and strong network of alumni. With chapters across the country, our alumni represent what is possible with a degree from the College of Letters & Sciences, and how learning is truly a lifelong endeavor.

Giving to L&S 

A Tradition of Giving
UW-Whitewater Alumni, Community and Friends have fostered a long tradition of buttressing the educational, research, and regional engagement of our students. Letters and Sciences Annual Fund Donations to the L&S Annual Fund provide the most flexibility in supporting the needs of the college. Contributions may be utilized for scholarships, travel awards, critical equipment, or just-in-time faculty support. Gifts of cash are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Making a Gift to the College of Letters & Sciences electronically is now quick, easy, and safe. With our secure server all your credit card information is safely submitted for processing.

Click here to make an online donation
Click here to download a PDF pledge card which can be printed and mailed to the UW-Whitewater Foundation

STEM Boot Camp
The STEM Boot Camp has a proven success record of increasing the achievement and retention of first generation undergraduates. We have capacity for more students to enroll – but we need your help to increase this opportunities for students accepted as incoming UW-Whitewater students. The enrollment for each student is approximately $1,700.

Watch the TedX talk by founding STEM Boot Camp Professor Anneke Lisberg, Department of Biological Sciences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtGBAZM59Fo&t=23s

Read the research that demonstrates the impact of the program. Scholarships, Estate Gifts, Name Rooming Opportunities Alumni, corporations and community members have established scholarships, program endowments and rooms, named in honor of individuals.

Gifts or pledges through an estate gift, enable donors to make a more significant contribution than may otherwise be possible. They allow you to plan a convenient personal giving program with flexible payments over multiple years. Individuals over the age of 70 and a half, may also want to consider the tax benefits of giving directly through their IRA.

Donors may direct their minimum required distribution to a UW-Whitewater project or endowed fund. Information on this option is detailed here. https://www.uww.edu/foundation/how-to-give/gifts-that-provide-income

L & S Giving Form



To start a conversation, please contact Ben Strand, Director of Development, College of Letter & Sciences, at (262) 472-3017 or strandb@uww.edu

Director of Philanthropy
UW-Whitewater Foundation
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Our alumni represent what is possible with a degree from the College of Letters & Sciences, and how learning is truly a lifelong endeavor.

As an alum of the College, you are in a unique position. You are a part of our legacy of high-achieving professionals and can take advantage of many of our offerings. Some of these include:

Events and Programs

Our alumni office schedules meetings and receptions, reunions and award celebrations, international trips and dinner events, as well as other activities throughout the year, both at the UW-Whitewater campus and at locations around the country.

Alumni Mentor Program

Our innovative alumni mentor program offers you a unique way to give back to the College community. By working closely with a current student, you will help him or her to open networking doors and learn from your extensive knowledge, while at the same time strengthening your own ties to the College of Letters & Sciences.

To learn more about the alumni mentor program and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Alumni Mentor Program page.

Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board is a group of renowned and respected alumni from across the United States who meet annually with the Dean of the College to discuss ways to advance the mission of the College of Letters & Sciences and to promote the College at the University, community, and global levels. The 30 individuals on this board include company presidents, attorneys, CEOs, and business owners. They generously lend their expertise and time in a collective effort to further strengthen the College's performance in the 21st century.

Giving Back to the College

The generosity of our alumni makes it possible to offer a wide variety of scholarships to incoming students and to strengthen the College's legacy well into the future. The L&S Annual Fund provides awards for faculty and student excellence, as well as contributing to the equipment and supply needs that would go unfunded without alumni support. To give, go to: the Giving to UW-Whitewater Page.

Gifts that Keep Giving

Other examples include the generosity of alumni like Roger Rowin ('67) and his wife Mary, who graciously gave a portion of their estate to endow the David W. Adamany Scholarship fund. And Rod Sonnenburg ('81), whose major gift helped make the UW-Whitewater Student Athletic Complex a reality. And Ross Kinzler ('71), who also recently made a planned gift to the College.

Click here to learn how you can make a planned gift to the College.

There are many ways to express your support of the University and here are the options to consider:

Cash

This is usually the most convenient way to give. Gifts of cash are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided you itemize deductions.

Online

Making a Gift to the College of Letters & Sciences electronically is now quick, easy, and safe. With our secure server all your credit card information is safely submitted for processing.

Click here to make an online donation

Pledges

Pledges enable a donor to make a more significant contribution than may otherwise be possible. They allow you to plan a convenient and tax-wise personal giving program with flexible payments over multiple years. For information about gifts of cash and pledges, please contact Ben Strand, Director of Development, College of Letter & Sciences, at (262) 472-3017 or strandb@uww.edu and he will be glad to assist you.

Click Here to download a PDF pledge card which can be printed and mailed to the following address:

Director of Advancement
College of Letters & Sciences
Hyer 305
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Planned Giving

Our planned giving options allow us to develop personal plans that fit the donor's individual needs.  C ontact Ben Strand, Director of Development, College of Letter & Sciences, at (262) 472-3017 or strandb@uww.edu to help you define your philanthropic goals.

Ben Strand

strandb@uww.edu

Office: HY 305

Phone: 262-472-3017