7,243 Gifts

7,243 Gifts

Students study in the Library Reading Room at the Wisconsin Historical Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 9, 2023. (Photo by Taylor Wolfram / UW–Madison)

Emergency Student Support

21,610 Dollars

80 Gifts

Matches and Challenges

Available matches and challenges have been met. Please continue to show your support to help this campaign make an even greater impact!

Instagram Story Social Booster


For every repost of your UW story, $1 will be donated to the Emergency Student Support Fund — up to $100. Courtesy of Alisa Robertson, president and chief advancement officer of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.

This challenge has ended.

Emergency Student Support Match


Thanks to William (Bill) ‘89 and Susan ’87 Kirkpatrick and family, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar – up to $10,000 – during Day of the Badger.

This match has ended.

UW–Madison’s Emergency Student Support is a critical resource to help students through times of financial crisis. This fund is designed to alleviate the types of financial emergencies that often derail students from continuing in school, for example:

  • Food insecurity
  • Emergency travel home
  • Sudden loss of income
  • Unexpected bills

Your gift to the Emergency Student Support Fund provides needed relief to students who are financially vulnerable and helps them navigate these challenging situations.

— Anonymous, Previous Emergency Grant Recipient

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