The Annual Fund

What is the UW Annual Fund?

Wisconsin Athletics is responsible for both funding in-state and out of state scholarships. Since Wisconsin Athletics is a self-sustaining entity, all athletic scholarships are funded through generous gifts from passionate and loyal alumni and friends.

Benefit Allocation Process and Donor Rank

For 2019, Donor Rank for all benefits except Badger Select are based on the following:

1st — Annual Giving Level

Donor rank is first determined by annual giving level. Below is the table of 2019 annual giving levels and includes the number of donors at each annual giving level as of December 31, 2018.

2nd — Priority Point Ranking Within Each Annual Giving Level

Donor Rank priority points are based on the factors listed in the table below. These priority points are used for ranking within each Annual Giving Level. Donor Rank priority points are only applied for active donors.

2019 Annual
Giving Levels
(as of 12/31/2018)
Ambassador's Circle ($50,000) 155
Hall of Fame Club ($25,000) 53
MVP Club ($15,000) 63
Champion's Club ($10,000) 143
All-American Club ($5,000) 391
Director's Club ($2,500) 732
Coach's Club ($1,000) 2,666
Captain's Club ($500) 3,132
Red & White Club ($250) 2,612
Walk-On Club ($50) 3,649
Donor Rank Priority Point Factors Points
Current year giving to athletics 10/$100
Consecutive years of active giving to athletics
(since 2001)
Prior years giving to athletics
(since 1982)
Consecutive years of active season ticket purchase 10/Year
UW-Madison Letterwinner
(one-time credit)
UW-Madison Graduate
(one-time credit)

Badger Select Information

Wisconsin Athletics is pleased to offer Badger Select, the user-friendly online seat selection process providing priority access for Wisconsin Football, Men’s Hockey and Men’s Basketball season ticket holders, as well as season parking opportunities for Football and Men’s Basketball.

Qualifying patrons will be assigned a personalized selection date and time based on Badger Select rank: 2019 Annual Giving Level and priority points as of December 31, 2017 plus 2018 and 2019 priority points accrued from non-deductible donations, and years of purchase for non-donor season ticket holders. Non-deductible donations include those associated with Priority Seating and Badger Select Seating Contributions. Priority Points will NOT be allocated for 100% deductible donations made in 2018 or 2019 for Badger Select Rank. These include gifts made to sport specific funds, endowed scholarships, or capital projects. Badger Select rank is different than Donor Rank.

For more information on Badger Select, please visit

Priority Deadlines

Annual giving levels and priority points are calculated after each of the following deadlines to determine priority for the following benefits.

UW Madison Badgers Motion W
Wisconsin Athletics contribution deadline to order all existing season tickets for Football, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey
Contribution for NEW or additional Football Season tickets and NEW season ticket requests
Home and away single-game ticket request(s)
Football season parking contribution
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey NEW season ticket contribution (optional) and NEW season ticket requests
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey season parking request
Volleyball NEW season ticket contribution (optional) and NEW season ticket requests
Volleyball season parking request
Men’s Basketball NEW season ticket contribution and NEW season ticket requests
Men’s Basketball season parking contribution
Football Big Ten Championship and Bowl Game contribution
NCAA Volleyball Tournament ticket contribution
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey Big Ten and Post-season tournament ticket contribution
Men’s Basketball Big Ten and Post-season tournament ticket contribution

Donor Benefits

Donor Benefits

Sport Specific Giving

Your contribution to Wisconsin Athletics can be allocated to the sport of your choice. Support any of the 23 Badger sports programs.