Why Give?

Gifts from alumni, friends, corporations, and community members help support the School’s goal and mission to provide a student-centered education that promotes the highest levels of professional development while challenging students to achieve their greatest potential.

Your gift, no matter the size, helps us serve our students, the university community, the public, and the musical profession.

Your gift makes a difference in students’ lives every day!

Make a gift online to the School of Music.

Selected Department Priorities:

Student SupportOur students are the top priority. Gifts for student support provide much-needed financial assistance to current and prospective students through scholarships, awards, and fellowships.

Named Chairs and ProfessorshipsThe School of Music is committed to the endowment of its prestigious faculty scholars and performers.

School of Music FundYour gifts to the School of Music Fund are an investment in our core mission. Gifts to the annual fund support the student experience, outstanding performances, cutting-edge faculty research, and high-caliber concert and colloquium series.  Click this page to read more about how your support to the annual fund makes the world of difference!

Construction of the Hamel Music Center is underway! See images here: https://www.music.wisc.edu/construction-hamel-music-center/

Read news releases about several of our major donors:

Naming opportunities are still available for spaces in the new building! Opportunities for donors wishing to name the lobby space are available for $4 million and the rehearsal space for $2.5 million. Donors wishing to be prominently displayed on the wall of honor are available at $50,000 and above. Please contact Rebekah Sherman at the UW Foundation for inquiries. Rebekah.Sherman@supportuw.org or (608) 572-2077.

Above: Donor Lynn Callender presents a scholarship to undergraduate cellist Zou Zou Robidoux during the 2013 Awards Convocation.

For help making a gift, or to discuss other giving opportunities, please contact:

Rebekah Sherman
Director of Development
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726