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University Initiatives

You are a part of a great tradition. What began in 1868 as a teacher preparation school in a small Wisconsin town is a vibrant university that reaches across the world. Student success is our driving purpose; it’s a mission close to our heart. And likely yours.

Excellent Teaching and Mentoring from faculty and access to exceptional Student Experiences have been a hallmark of an UW-Whitewater education, and the driving force behind student and alumni success. The UW-Whitewater Foundation will support these traditions through a number of campus-wide projects:


UW-Whitewater students talking together in the snow. Foster Youth »

We seek to create a new model of programs and services to help students who have aged out of the Foster Care system build a strong foundation to thrive in a college environment.

FED challenge team from UW-Whitewater Student Opportunities Fund »

Participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities increases student retention and graduation and results in more engaged employees in the workforce.

Interior of the Chrisman Success Center Student Success Endowment »

The addition of the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center is the first step in expanding academic support service growth and learning technology to raise academic success now and in the future.

Instructor mentoring a student at UW-Whitewater Teaching and Mentoring »

Great professors are the driving force behind a great education, and professorships and fellowships are essential to attracting and retaining top academic talent. 

Students studying at the UW-Whitewater Andersen Library Transformational Learning Spaces »

An Academic Commons will provide a modern environment for research, study and collaboration in the digital age.

UW-Whitewater campus food pantry Warhawk Emergency Fund »

The Warhawk Emergency Fund provides one-time grants to support non-tuition financial emergencies, such as health care, housing and food stability, that can become a roadblock on the path to graduation. 

Contact Us

UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc.
Alumni Center
800 W Main St
Whitewater, WI 53190

Gift FAQ's

UW-Whitewater Foundation’s EIN number is 39-6081189.  This can be used on any tax forms requiring documentation of donations to a 501(c)(3) organization.

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UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc.