Your alma mater is a wonderful place. It's where you encountered the excitement of big ideas unfolding all around you. And it's where you made friends and memories for life. Since leaving the University of Wisconsin–Madison, you've learned another thing or two about what's wonderful in life. You can't hoard it. Because wonderful is better when you share it. And you can't take it for granted. Ever. Wonderful: It sums up everything you love about the University of Wisconsin–Madison and everything you want future generations to experience. When you give to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Annual Campaign, you share the wonderful.
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Time flies when you're changing the world.

Take a moment to explore our interactive timeline and discover all the breakthroughs and transformational moments that have that distinctive Badger stamp on them. Want to pay tribute to a favorite groundbreaking person or idea? Join our conversation. And remember: year after year, annual gifts like yours create the kind of environment where innovation is an everyday occurrence. Wonderful thinking begins with you. Make a gift today.

  • Big Moments on Campus 
  • Wisconsin in the World 
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Big Moments on Campus

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe," wrote renowned naturalist and explorer John Muir x1863. But let's give it a try anyway as we look at key moments in campus history.

Wisconsin in the World

"I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state," said UW President Charles Van Hise in 1904. He'd be happy to know just how far our reach has extended.

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