Philanthropy Changes Lives

Philanthropy among our alumni and other generous donors positions the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing as a driving force behind patient safety and quality of care in the twenty-first century. As a result of donor generosity, Signe Skott Cooper Hall, with its world-class technology, innovative educational spaces, and cutting-edge research, will come well equipped to prepare tomorrow’s nursing leaders in health care. Thanks to philanthropy, nursing’s reach will extend far out into communities across Wisconsin and beyond.

The following giving options allow you to direct your philanthropy to specific opportunities that support the School of Nursing and its students:

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School of Nursing Annual Fund - The fund provides an annual source of support to achieve the School's highest priorities. (Fund #112641280) 



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Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) - The fund advances the preparation of nurses caring for older adults by promoting student opportunities for in-depth learning in this area. (Fund #112647564)   


 2013 Commencement

Doctoral Student Support Fund for Nursing- The fund provides much needed financial support to students pursing a PhD or DNP. (Fund #112647759) 


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Florence Blake Professorship in Child-Family Nursing – Proceeds from this endowment will be used to further the nursing care of children and families. (Fund #13264806)


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Global Health Travel Fund for Nursing Students- The fund enriches nursing students' educational experiences and research in international health care systems, giving them exposure to health care challenges where resources are limited. (Fund #112646459)

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Littlefield Leadership Lecture – National leaders come to campus each fall to inspire and educate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in this free lecture in honor of Emerita Dean Vivian Littlefield. (Fund #132642784)



Nurses' Alumni Organization Scholarship Fund – Each year more than ten nursing students receive scholarship support thanks to alumni generosity. The UW Foundation matches gifts to this fund up to $10,000 a year. (Fund #132640609)


 2012 Groundbreaking photo

School of Nursing Community Funds – The fund supports community-building events and activities among the staff, faculty and students within the School of Nursing. (Fund #112644996)  


2013 Undergrad Symposium

Valencia Prock Research Fund – In honor of Emerita Dean Prock, this fund provides key funding for nursing research projects and graduate student support. (Fund #132646900)



For More Information

For more information about giving at any level contact:

Reena Chandra Rajpal
UW Foundation