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Cash Contributions

Contributions of cash, checks made payable to the UWF-Athletics, or charges to American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Contributions can be made online at UWBadgers.com, by mail, by phone or in person.

Gifts of Securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc., are accepted.

Matching Gifts

As a contributor to Wisconsin Athletics, you can increase your level of giving by combining your contribution with the matching funds from your employer. If your company will match gifts to UW Athletics, please enclose your company's form with your contribution.


Donated services or items (food and beverage, athletic equipment, printing, and air travel, etc.) that would normally be purchased by the UW Athletic Department are considered gifts-in-kind, and are always appreciated. Subject to university approval and IRS regulations, the value of the contribution is credited to your name.

Tax Information

All contributions to Wisconsin Athletics are considered gifts to the University of Wisconsin and are credited at full value for purposes of the donor's gift record at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. A contribution that entitles the donor to purchase tickets is 80 percent deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, according to IRS Code, Section 170(l). Consult your tax advisor for more information. In addition, the IRS has ruled the 80 percent portion of your contribution is only tax deductible to the extent that it exceeds the value of any additional benefits you receive.

Waiver of Benefits

For 100 percent tax deductibility of your contribution, you must decline your right to receive any benefits at the time you make your contribution.

Note: Contributions received in the Athletic Development Office are posted to the donor's record within three business days. Contributions made to meet annual preferred seating requirements will be credited to the ticket holder for priority point purposes. However, the individual making the contribution will have their gift processed and tax receipt issued within two to four weeks from the UW Foundation.

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