Donate to the Future of Slavic at UW-Madison

Donate to Slavic

Click here to make an online donation to the Slavic Department via the UW Foundation.

Our sincere thanks to the many alumni and friends who have generously supported the University of Wisconsin's Slavic Department in the past. Private gifts are increasingly critical to ensure that the Department maintains its stature as one of the nation's premier programs. Your donations help us to assist promising undergraduate majors and provide them with a range of extracurricular and leadership opportunities, host a stimulating series of talks and other scholarly activities, and attract and support the research and teaching of top faculty and graduate students. Your gift can also support cultural activities on campus of interest to students and the greater Madison community.

Gifts of any size are most welcome and gratefully received. As you can imagine, gifts provide the greatest flexibiliy when made to our main Slavic Department Fund, but if you have a a larger amount in mind, you can dedicate your gift to help promote the teaching of a particular Slavic language and culture in our curriculum (Czech, Polish, Russian or Serbo-Croatian) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students are ready and eager to find good uses for your support.

Major Gifts

To discuss gifts that would, for example, endow a fellowship for graduate students, endow a named chair for a professor, support the permanent teaching of Slavic languages at the advanced level, or contribute to or establish other projects, please contact either Ann Lippincott at UW Foundation ( or 608-263-3604) or the Slavic Department Chair ( or 608-262-3498).

Give by Credit Card

You can donate by credit card on-line by clicking here. We will be alerted to your gift by the Foundation and look forward to connecting with you directly.

Give by Mail

If you prefer to send your gift by mail, please make your check payable to the UW Foundation/Slavic Dept., and send it to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, US Bank Lockbox, PO Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807. Please indicate on the memo line if you wish your gift to go to the Slavic Department Fund. Note: the UW Foundation's bank is in Milwaukee; your contribution will be correctly routed to the UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature!

Visit Us

All supportors the Department are invited to our annual Awards Ceremony in the Spring, when we celebrate students, staff, and faculty who have benefited from the generosity of our alumni and friends. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at 608-262-3498 or


If you have any questions or are interested in exploring ways of giving, please contact:

Ann Lippincott
Managing Director of Development Relations
University of Wisconsin Foundation

Please also feel free to talk over you interests with the chair of the Slavic Department at or 608-262-3498. We are looking forward to connecting with you.