7,243 Gifts

7,243 Gifts

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Survivor Empowerment Fund

5,110 Dollars

22 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!

Survivor Empowerment Match


Thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar – up to $2,500 – during Day of the Badger.

This match has ended.

Sexual assault and relationship violence are serious concerns on our college campus. Our goal is to provide support to student survivors so that they may continue with their UW–Madison academic career after experiencing trauma. Contributions to the Survivor Empowerment Fund make an immediate and lasting impact on our student survivors. 

The Survivor Empowerment Fund provides grant funds for UW–Madison student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and/or stalking, who need additional financial support for legal, medical, relocation, or other related expenses.   

In the past several years, this has funded a wide array of student survivor needs, including: emergency medical and dental care from assault-related injury and infection, short-term emergency housing to ensure student safety, post-exposure medication to prevent the transmission of HIV, and costs related to obtaining restraining orders or other protective measures.  

Donating to this fund is a commitment to standing with our student survivors in their healing process and academic goals. Your support lets survivors know that they are seen, heard, believed, and not alone.  

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