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.

Unrestricted gifts are the most vital to Wisconsin Athletics because they provide critical dollars for student-athlete scholarships, team travel, equipment and other team needs. Gifts for seating benefits should be allocated as unrestricted.

Benefit Allocation Process and Donor Rank

In an effort to equitably serve Wisconsin Athletics donors, the allocation process to determine priority for tickets and parking is based on two factors:

1st — Annual Giving Level

Donor rank is first determined by annual giving level. Below is the table of 2017 annual giving levels and includes the number of donors at each annual giving level as of December 31, 2016.

2nd — Priority Point Ranking Within Each Annual Giving Level

Within each annual giving level, donor rank is based on priority point rankings. Priority points are awarded based on the factors listed in the table below. Priority Points are only active for active donors.

2017 Annual
Giving Levels
Donors
(as of 12/31/2016)
Ambassador's Circle ($50,000) 140
Hall of Fame Club ($25,000) 55
MVP Club ($15,000) 76
Champion's Club ($10,000) 149
All-American Club ($5,000) 401
Director's Club ($2,500) 752
Coach's Club ($1,000) 2,671
Captain's Club ($500) 3,263
Red & White Club ($250) 2,714
Walk-On Club ($50) 4,019
Factors Points
Current year giving to athletics 10/$100
Consecutive years of active giving to athletics
(since 2001)
10/Year
Prior years giving to athletics
(since 1982)
10/$100
Consecutive years of active season ticket purchase 10/Year
UW-Madison Letterwinner
(one-time credit)
100
UW-Madison Graduate
(one-time credit)
50

Priority Deadlines

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

April
20
UW Madison Badgers Motion W
Wisconsin Athletics contribution deadline to order all existing season tickets for Football, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey
Football
Contribution for NEW or additional Football Season Tickets
Football
Home and away single-game ticket request(s)
Football
Football season parking contribution
June
15
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey NEW season ticket contribution and request
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey season parking contribution
July
15
Basketball
Men’s Basketball NEW season ticket contribution and requests
Basketball
Men’s Basketball season parking contribution
Oct
31
Football
Football Big Ten Championship and Bowl Game contribution
Volleyball
NCAA Volleyball Tournament ticket contribution
Dec
31
Hockey Puck
Men’s Hockey Big Ten & post-season tournament ticket contribution
Basketball
Men’s Basketball Big Ten & 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.