German Program Donation

Your Gift Matters – Supporting the German Program in GNS

We invite you to join your fellow alumni, active friends, and supporters who have made a gift to the German Program! Your support allows us to attract and reward outstanding students, run “Stockwerk Deutsch”, host special events, and invite distinguished visitors. Your gift makes it possible for us to do more.

You may use the following links to make an online gift directly to the various funds that support our department:

Announcing the Undergraduate Excellence Fund:
While all donations to our “Enhancement Fund” benefit students of German in our department, generous start-up funding from alumni and friends of the Program has allowed us to establish a new “Undergraduate Excellence Fund” specifically for financial support of undergraduate students and activities that benefit them directly. This fund allows us to invest in our undergraduate curriculum, to support our most deserving students, and to provide additional (and much-needed) scholarships that will enable students to study in German-speaking countries. We thank our inaugural donors and invite you warmly to contribute to our new “Undergraduate Excellence Fund.”

At a time when the cost of higher education continues to shift from the state to the student, we would particularly like to:
1. Enable students to study in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland for a summer or for a year by offering them stipends. With your help, we hope to provide a stipend for every student we send abroad!
2. Offer significant fellowships to two high-achieving undergraduates in our program.

Giving Options
You can contribute to an existing fund or provide a major gift that endows a new, named fund that you define yourself.

By Mail
Send a check made payable to the UW Foundation (indicate “German Enhancement Fund,” “Undergraduate Excellence Fund,” “Netherlandic Studies Fund,” or your choice of specific fund) to:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

For more information please contact Ann Lippincott at 608-308-5320 or

The UW Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt Wisconsin corporation, is the official fund-raising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other donor-designated units of the UW System. For more than 58 years, the UW Foundation has engaged those who care about the University by providing opportunities to enhance its teaching, research and outreach programs, and has guaranteed ethical stewardship of the gifts it has received.

Planned Giving
If you are considering a planned gift, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, real estate, or bequests, please contact Ann Lippincott at the UW Foundation: or 608-308-5320

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Call (608) 262-2193 or email Rebecca Forbes Wank.