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Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (UWF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

UWF is a school foundation based in Madison, WI that was founded in 1945. As of 2019 they had $563 million in revenue and $4.3 billion in assets.

The University of Wisconsin Foundation engages those who care about the University, provides opportunities to enhance its teaching, research and outreach programs, and guarantees ethical stewardship of the gifts received.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: University Of Wisconsin Foundation.

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Program areas at UWF

Faculty support and research - with over $57 million from the uw Foundation, University of Wisconsin faculty and staff received additional support allowing for increased research opportunities and improved classroom experience for students. Private gift support helps meet the University's goal to attract and retain world-class faculty, which ultimately attracts the best and brightest students. During 2019, the number of endowed faculty positions (chairs, distinguished chairs, professorships, and fellowships) increased to nearly 500. Matching funds provided for donor gifts of $8 million or more, incentivize giving to endowed faculty support and research funds.

Student scholarship and financial aid support - University of Wisconsin undergraduate, graduate, and professional students received more than $35 million in scholarships, fellowships, loans and awards from private gift support. Students received scholarship support across all programs and units of the University of Wisconsin. Private gift support is critical to ensuring that all willing students are able to explore their educational opportunities, experience college life, and manage tuition costs and debt loads. In 2019, approximately 2300 scholarships supporting University of Wisconsin students were funded by private gift support. In consultation with the University of Wisconsin, the uw Foundation emphasizes and incentivizes philanthropic support of scholarships. Matching funds provided for donor gifts of $11 million or more, incentivize giving to endowed scholarships and fellowships.

Academic & student program support - the uw Foundation provided over $46 million to the University of Wisconsin to support academic & student programs. These funds enable the dedicated students to develop skills and knowledge for growth and success by offering high-quality, responsive academic and student programs by employing best practices in teaching and learning; adding to the accumulated body of knowledge and creative work; enriching the community through cultural leadership and providing resources for problem solving.

Form 990s for UWF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jun 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Mar 28, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 13, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for UWF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$340,855,349
Program services$2,377,245
Investment income and dividends$58,202,746
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$611,458
Net rental income$414,802
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$160,970,188
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$74,049
Miscellaneous revenues$88,860
Total revenues$563,594,697

Vendors for UWF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-08-21
█████████Content management system software2020-06-15
█████████CRM software; Marketing software2020-03-17
██████ ██ █████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
█████ ██████ ███████████ ██ █████ ███████ █████████Insurance2019-12-31
████████ ██████ █████████ ████ ██ ██████████ ███Insurance2019-12-31
██ █████████ ██████████ ████Insurance agent or broker$1,6082019-12-31
████████ ███████████ █████████████Participant loan processing; Investment management$1,3692019-12-31
...and nine more vendors

Personnel at UWF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
John D. BaumannPresident and Chief Executive Officer , Colony Brands , Inc. / Director - Term Exp 6 and 2020 / President and CEO, Colony Brands, Inc.$0July 17, 2019
Michael M. KnetterPresident and Chief Executive Officer and$676,102July 17, 2019
█████ █ ████████Chief Operating Officer$178,420June 30, 2018
████████ █████████Chief Financial Officer Controller$188,976May 29, 2019
█████ █ ███████Chief Marketing and Comm Officer / Chief Marketing Officer$182,858June 30, 2018
████ █ ███████Chief Information Officer$206,693June 30, 2018
████ █ █████Chief of Staff$158,718June 30, 2018
█████ █ █████████Chief Advancement Officer$271,926June 30, 2018
████████ █ ███████Chief Human Resources Off - 2 and 18 Thru 8 and 18$0June 30, 2018
████ █ █████Vice President and Managing Group Leader$179,433June 30, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer organizations supporting a single school or educational institution

1University of Iowa Center for Advancement501(c)(3)$155 millionIowa City, IA
2Georgia Tech Foundation501(c)(3)$203 millionAtlanta, GA
3Texas A&M Foundation501(c)(3)$292 millionCollege Station, TX
4Indiana University Foundation501(c)(3)$309 millionBloomington, IN
5Rutgers University Foundation501(c)(3)$160 millionNew Brunswick, NJ
6University of Arizona Foundation501(c)(3)$207 millionTucson, AZ
7KU Endowment501(c)(3)$317 millionLawrence, KS
8Oklahoma State University Foundation501(c)(3)$156 millionStillwater, OK
9Iowa State University Foundation501(c)(3)$224 millionAmes, IA
10My Choice Family Care501(c)(3)$336 millionWauwatosa, WI
11Care Wisconsin First501(c)(3)$384 millionMadison, WI
12Inclusa501(c)(3)$624 millionStevens Point, WI
13PAC-12 Conference501(c)(3)$496 millionSan Francisco, CA
14Jsi Research and Training Institute501(c)(3)$289 millionBoston, MA
15Road Scholar501(c)(3)$389 millionBoston, MA
16North Bay Regional Center501(c)(3)$266 millionNapa, CA
17Health Plan of CareOregon501(c)(3)$230 millionPortland, OR
18Energy Trust of Oregon501(c)(3)$191 millionPortland, OR
19North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC)501(c)(3)$507 millionChatsworth, CA
20Catholic Financial Life501(c)(8)$156 millionMilwaukee, WI
21John Templeton Foundation501(c)(3)$232 millionWest Conshohocken, PA
22The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation501(c)(3)$217 millionPhiladelphia, PA
23Harbor Regional Center501(c)(3)$221 millionTorrance, CA
24The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)501(c)(3)$273 millionNew York, NY
25University of Illinois Foundation501(c)(3)$413 millionUrbana, IL