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Giving to UWFox

Donations from alumni and friends play an increasingly important part of the support for UWFox as state support for higher education has decreased over time. Your donation helps to keep a higher education affordable to students and helps to insure quality educational experiences. Donors are encouraged to contact the UW-Fox Valley Foundation Executive Director, Mary Beth Leopold, at marybeth.leopold@uwc.edu or 920.832.2849.

PayPal Donations

You can now give back to UWFox via PayPal. PayPal is a fast, easy, and secure method to donate to UW-Fox Valley Foundation without dealing with the hassles of checks and envelopes.

Once you click the Donate button, you will be taken to a secure PayPal checkout screen. You do not need to be a registered Paypal user to make a donation with your credit card!

A receipt of your donation will be emailed to you automatically.

Your support of UW-Fox Valley can occur through a variety of ways:

Annual Fund

Despite good planning sometimes needs arise due to unexpected opportunities or unanticipated needs. Donations to the unrestricted annual fund give the foundation board discretion in directing funds to various needs at UWFox.

Professional Development

Funds expenses related to the professional development of faculty and staff. This can include research or publishing scholarly works; presenting at or attending professional conferences/workshops; and other activities.

Scholarships

Provide financial support to students to assist them with the costs of their higher education.

Endowed Scholarships

They are sustained through a large donation which is invested so that the scholarship is funded through earnings generated by the principle. The UW-Fox Valley Foundation will work with endowed scholarship donors to structure the scholarship according to the donor’s wishes.

Restricted Gifts

Directed gifts allow UW-Fox Valley to address special one-time needs. Designated gifts may create new programs, sustain existing programs through endowments, purchase equipment, or address other needs. The Barlow Planetarium, Weis Earth Science Museum, and Engineering Laboratory are all examples of areas on campus which have been created and have benefited through designated gifts. Please contact the Foundation office for a list of current designated gift opportunities.

Planned Giving

A charitable gift of any amount through a bequest can support UWFox long after the donor is gone. Individuals who inform the UW-Fox Valley Foundation of their intention to include the college in their estate plans will be inducted into the new Fox Heritage Society. The society honors donors of deferred gifts such as bequests, life insurance policies or trusts.

The Fox Heritage Society

At one time or another, we all ponder the legacy we will leave our children, our families and our larger community. Making an investment in education has always been a way to guarantee that we can make – and leave – the world a better place. The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, through the Fox Heritage Society, can help this legacy live on through a planned gift. A charitable gift of any amount through a bequest can support UWFox long after the donor is gone. Individuals who inform the UW-Fox Valley Foundation of their intention to include the college in their estate plans will be inducted into the Fox Heritage Society.

Fox Heritage Society Members

  • Robert and Karen Allen
  • Nancy Des Marais*
  • Larry J. & Lola M. Dorn
  • Mary Ellen Ducklow*
  • Vivian K. Imhoff *
  • Veldor A. Kopitzke
  • K. Dubear Kroening
  • Gary J. McGoey
  • Cathy K. Paynter
  • James W. & Joy B. Perry
  • Lynn & Rodger Van Vreede
  • David G. Walker
  • Leonard W.* & Donna H. Weis
  • Kathleen M. & Gary L. Wichtel

* deceased

Matching Gift Companies

Many employers will match their employee’s gifts to UW Fox Valley. Matched gifts are a great way to maximize the impact of your individual donation. If your company participates in a gift matching program, please let the foundation officer know when you make your gift.

Gifts of Time

Volunteers help UWFox through gifts of their time and/or special skills, knowledge or talents.