Wisconsin Union - How Gifts Make a Difference

Your support helps the Union recruit and retain the best of the best students at UW–Madison. Farhat Bhuiyan, former vice president of internal relations, knows personally the impact of your gift.

The financial support of our UW-Madison alumni and University partners is absolutely crucial to providing meaningful academic, leadership, and professional development opportunities for our students in the Wisconsin Union. Without the assistance of the tuition stipend that was provided to me both as the Director of the Distinguished Lecture Series and now as Vice President of Internal Relations, it would have been impossible for me to have partaken in the unique opportunities that the Wisconsin Union Directorate offers. There are only so many hours that we can commit throughout the course of our week and the stipend has allowed me to focus on my education both in and out of the classroom. As we’ve seen the large disparities in student involvement due to financial reasons during COVID-19 this school year, it has become more important than ever that we keep providing these stipended leadership positions so as to provide educational and leadership experiences to those most vulnerable in our campus community, especially students of color and low income students.

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Why We Need Your Support

At the Union, students make it happen, and you make it possible: your support helps students lead the way!

Since 1907, the Union has served as a learning lab, providing thousands of opportunities to lead programs and hold free events for students. Student leaders invest countless hours, but it’s your support of stipends that makes it possible.

Donations to this fund provide annual, flexible financial awards to Wisconsin Union Directorate officers and directors in recognition of their dedicated hours of service as student leaders. Student officers receive the equivalent of 80 percent of in-state tuition and directors and club presidents receive the equivalent of 60 percent of in-state tuition.


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