Alumni and friends can support the Department of Educational Policy Studies by making a gift to the UW Foundation that is designated for the use by the Department.
Private gifts provide the margin of excellence for many programs at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Wisconsin is a state of average income, yet its public University is one of the best in the United States. In these times of shrinking public budgets for public higher education, private giving is increasingly important.
The strengths of our program are evident elsewhere on this site. We are consistently ranked in the top three programs of our kind in the nation.
You may give a gift to support any part of our program that you wish. We have a general EPS fund that is used to support activities such as our conferences on Brown v. Board and on the federal re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act known as No Child Left Behind. This general fund further supports an annual prize, named for former professor Matthew Willing, for the best dissertation in progress. It also supports unique special needs that occasionally arise.
We also have three named fellowship funds that support meritorious graduate students. These are named after Professors Sterling Fishman, Herbert Kliebard, and Professor and Dean Emeritus John Palmer. (The John Palmer fund supports graduate students from either Educational Policy Studies or Curriculum and Instruction, as the merits of individual candidates in a particular year warrant.) Contributions to these funds are also made through the UW Foundation.
You can make a gift to the Educational Policy Studies Department in any of the following ways:
Donate directly to the department through the University of Wisconsin Foundation's website.
** Mail a check payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Use the memo portion of your check to note how you would like your gift applied.
Mail your check to:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78236
Incorporate a planned gift to the Department into your will. We suggest the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or, alternately, the sum of $___________), to be used in the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Please contact our development director at the UW Foundation for more information on making a planned gift, or to learn more about other ways to support the Department.