University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Make a Gift

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is on the forefront of new and better ways to treat disease and promote wellness.

Your generous gift will help advance research initiatives that improve lives, and help us train the next generation of physicians to provide outstanding, compassionate patient care.

Gifts to programs within the UW Department of Medicine may be made through our philanthropic entity, the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Here are three ways you can help us make a difference.


    You can direct your gift to any of these funds.

    • Department of Medicine Strategic Initiatives Fund
      Advances the greatest needs of the UW Department of Medicine.
    • Allergy and Immunology Research and Education Fund
      Advances research and education in allergy, asthma, and immune deficiency disorders.
    • Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine Fund
      Advances research and education in cardiovascular medicine: heart disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart and blood vessel biology, heart imaging, and heart failure.
    • Excellence in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fund
      Advances research and education in diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders.
    • UW Liver and Digestive Disease Center Fund
      Advances research and education in diseases of the stomach, intestines, and liver: small intestine malabsorption, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, disordered swallowing, irritable bowel syndrome, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and liver transplant.
    • General Internal Medicine Greatest Needs Fund 
      Advances research and programs in primary care and general internal medicine: smoking cessation, health disparities research, care of underserved rural and urban populations, sleep apnea and hypertension, women's health, preventive medicine, psychosocial aspects of health care, and HIV care.
    • Science of Aging Fund
      Advances education and research in management of age-related conditions and diseases related to advanced age: Alzheimer's disease, transitional care, metabolism of aging, and dysphagia (swallowing).
    • Excellence in Hematology/Oncology Fund
      Advances research and education in oncology (cancer), hematology (blood diseases), and palliative care (supportive care): chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy; and acute and chronic leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma, and bone marrow diseases.
    • Infectious Disease Fund for the Department of Medicine
      Advances research and education in infectious diseases: transplant infectious disease, critical care and surgical infectious disease, HIV, hepatitis C, home infusion therapy, mycology, global health, travel medicine, antibiotic resistance, and COVID-19.
    • Nephrology Fund for Excellence
      Advances research and education in kidney disease: diabetes, high blood pressure, polycystic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and kidney transplant.
    • Pulmonary Research and Education Fund
      Advances research and education in diseases of the lungs: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplantation, infectious diseases of the lungs, and pulmonary vascular disease.
    • Rheumatology Fund for Excellence
      Advances research and education in muscle, bone, ligament, and tendon diseases: autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Internal Medicine Residency Program Endowment Fund in Honor of Bennett Vogelman
      Advances the greatest needs of the internal medicine residency program. Named after Dr. Bennett Vogelman, the long-time program director who retired in 2020.

    To mail a gift, please print the gift form (download gift form PDF), complete, and mail it with your check made payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation to the address below:

    University of Wisconsin Foundation
    U.S. Bank Lockbox
    P.O. Box 78807
    Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807


If you have any questions about making a financial contribution, or would like to discuss a planned gift or establishing a named fund for the Department of Medicine, please contact:

Pete Schmeling, CFRE

Pete Schmeling

Pete Schmeling
Managing Senior Director of Development