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Ways to Give

Your gift will support groundbreaking research, comprehensive clinical services, and outreach programs that enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.

Ways to support the Waisman Center:

  • Make an annual gift
  • Make a major gift
  • Include the Waisman Center in your will or estate plan
  • Give in memory or in tribute of a loved one
  • Make a gift of appreciated securities, including stocks and bonds
  • Make a gift of your retirement assets or life insurance policy
  • Contribute through a donor advised fund, community foundation, or grant
  • Help a scientist advance research
  • Introduce the Waisman Center to your friends and colleagues
  • Participate in a research study
  • Underwrite a scientific talk
  • Sponsor an outreach event
  • Join the Friends of the Waisman Center
  • Support a postdoctoral student

Individual Giving 

Art Image Gifts are an integral part of our strategy for pursuing new ways to develop treatments and cures for developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases—some of the most challenging conditions that affect human health. Gifts, such as yours, will allow us to continue our important work and provide renewed hope to loved ones, friends, and family affected by the research done at the Waisman Center.

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The Waisman Center accepts donations of any amount either online or with our printable mail-in form.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Karnes at 608.262.6503 or lkarnes@wisc.edu.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

 City Scape Offering a tribute gift is a very special way to pay respects to or honor friends or family members. Celebrate the life of a loved one, friend or family member by donating in their name to help improve the quality of life for others and advance the boundaries of science.

The Waisman Center accepts donations of any amount either online or with our printable mail-in form.

donate now

The Waisman Center accepts donations of any amount either online or with our printable mail-in form.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Karnes at 608.262.6503 or lkarnes@wisc.edu.

Monthly Giving

sea with boats When you choose to make automatic monthly donations you are offering ongoing support to the Waisman Center for groundbreaking research and services to people with disabilities from outreach programs for families to training future scientists and clinicians.

Your support will improve the quality of life for others and advance the boundaries of science.

donate now

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Karnes at 608.262.6503 or lkarnes@wisc.edu.

 

Planned Giving

AnimalsA gift to the Waisman Center in your will or estate plans allows you to continue your legacy while helping us sustain life changing research in our laboratories and providing children and families with the best clinical care.  Donors who wish to make bequests or beneficiary designations in support of the Waisman Center should use the following legal name:

Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison
c/o University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726-4090
Federal Tax ID:  39-0743975

The University of Wisconsin Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization which raises funds and receives gifts for the UW-Madison, including the Waisman Center.  An elected board of directors oversees its assets and activities.

Suggested bequest language

  1. For percentage of estate to benefit the Waisman Center:
    I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin, _____percent ( %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the Foundation may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent in making this gift.
  2. For a specific amount to benefit the Waisman Center:
    I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin corporation with its principal offices in Madison, Wisconsin, the sum of __________ dollars ($ ) to be used for the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the Foundation may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent in making this gift.
  • Please contact Lisa Karnes for a confidential conversation at 608.262.6503 or lkarnes@wisc.edu. There is no charge or obligation, and we are happy to answer your questions.