Barry Alvarez

A Message from
the Director of Athletics

Greetings from Wisconsin Athletics!

Thank you for your interest in supporting Wisconsin Athletics and Badger student-athletes. Annual contributions and generous gifts to the Wisconsin Athletic Department make it possible for our student-athletes to compete at the highest levels in academics, athletics and in the community. It is an exciting time to be part of the Badger family, and we are extremely proud of the success our student-athletes and teams have achieved in recent years.

The success has been achieved in large part due to the continued generosity of donors, season ticket holders, alumni and friends who annually support Wisconsin Athletics. With increasing operational costs and fluctuating revenue streams, managing a 23-sport program with more than 800 student-athletes is a daunting task. Our self-sustaining department is challenged each year with generating revenue to provide the funding needed to support our programs. Now, more than ever, we need and appreciate your help to meet immediate funding needs with a contribution to Wisconsin Athletics.

As you read through the website and consider making a gift, please know your support is appreciated and truly makes an impact on the lives of Badger student-athletes who represent our great university. The Road to Championships starts with you!

If you have any questions, please contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

On, Wisconsin!

Barry Alvarez

Barry Alvarez
Director of Athletics