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Every gift counts, every year.

The one-of-a-kind opportunities our students have available at UW-Stout would not be possible without the generosity of donors like you. By making a gift, you are showing the university and its partners that you believe in what we do, and the education we provide.

Choose your preferred way to show your support today.

Give Now

If you'd like to donate now, you have several convenient options. You can donate online, call our toll free number, or mail us a check.

If you would like to make a gift by check, please make your check payable to Stout University Foundation. Send a donation to:

Stout University Foundation
UW-Stout
P.O. Box 790
Menomonie, WI 54751

All of the information that you provide will be used solely for the purpose of receipting your gift correctly.  We also realize that this is sensitive material and it will be handled in a secure and confidential manner.

Endowed Gifts

An endowed gift provides permanent funding for the project or purpose of your choosing. The fund can be created in your own name or an honoree's. The annual payout for the Foundation's endowment is currently at 3.5%.

Scholarships and Student Related Funds $30,000 minimum gift
Faculty/Staff Development Fund $100,000
Professorships                  $500,000
Faculty Chair $1,500,000

The Stout University Foundation manages hundreds of funds restricted to specific UW-Stout programs. You may restrict your gift to any area of the university.  Simply document your wishes at the time you make your gift. Unless established as an endowed gift or otherwise noted, one-hundred percent of your gift will be directed to the program you wish.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You may wish to donate a gift in honor of a loved one, a retiring colleague, or a former mentor. These gifts can be directed to any area of the university you wish. To donate to an existing memorial fund, or to establish a new one, contact Jennifer Rudiger at RudigerJ@uwstout.edu or (715) 232-1151.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of long-term appreciated securities (securities held 12 months or more) have been considered the “best value” in charitable giving. Making such a gift to the Stout University Foundation not only provides a tax deductible gift equal to the fair market value of the securities donated, but also allows you to avoid capital gains tax on the increase in value of those securities. 

To make a gift of stock/securities by an electronic stock transfer, please follow the steps in the attached form. If you have stock certificates, please call David Wiensch, Associate Director of University Advancement, Stout University Foundation, Inc. at 715-232-1151.  

Stock Transfer Instructions (PDF)

Corporate Matching

Many employers will match donations made to the Stout University Foundation by their employees. These matching funds could double or triple the impact of your original gift. Gifts of cash, and in some cases, securities are eligible for matching. When a gift is matched, the matched amount goes toward the same program that your initial donation supported. Many companies will not only match employee’s gifts, but also employee’s spouses, retirees, board members and others. Ask your employer if you are eligible.