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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 414 for UWM Giving Day 2023.

What is 414 for UWM Giving Day?

414 for UWM is the university's annual day of giving, held from noon to noon on April 13 - 14 in conjunction with the city's unofficial "Milwaukee Day" holiday. By investing in UWM, you are investing in the future of Milwaukee...and beyond! 414 for UWM is a day for Panther alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to join together to show their support for the university we love, and the city we call home. 

Can I give now to support 414 for UWM Giving Day?

Thank you for your commitment to UWM. Please click "Give Now" to make your early gift in honor of 414 for UWM Giving Day. 

What is the Chancellor's Student Success Fund?

The Chancellor’s Student Success Fund was established on May 1, 2020, with a $50,000 lead gift from Chancellor Mark Mone and Dr. Sara Swanson. This gift launched a $1 million fundraising campaign with the goal of helping as many students as possible attain their goal of graduating from UWM. The fund is administered by the Dean of Students office, and applications for aid can be submitted for scholarships, fellowships, emergency expenses and/or stipends for research or travel.

How else can I participate? 

Whether you are a proud alum, current student, faculty or staff member or a Panther at heart, there are a variety of ways to get involved! We invite you to sign up as a 414 for UWM Giving Day Ambassador to help spread the word – on social, via email and after you give!  After you sign up as an ambassador you will have access to social posts, hashtags and a custom giving link! 


Can I give stock to support 414 for UWM or use my donor-advised fund or qualified charitable IRA distribution? 

Yes! Given the nature and time it can take to process this type of gift, we recommend making a pledge on Giving Day and you can then decide the best method of payment. Your pledged amount will count toward our campaign progress. Pledge payments are due prior to June 30, 2023. For more information on these types of gifts, contact Gretchen Miller at or 414-229-3067.

What areas of UWM can I give to?

Make a gift to any and all areas of UWM that you're most passionate about! Don't see your designation(s) listed on the donation form? No problem! Please include a note in the "Other" text box and we'll take care of the rest. 

What percentage of my gift goes to the fund I choose? 

A full 100% of your gift will go toward the campaign fund(s) you choose to support! 

Is it safe to make my gift online? 

Yes. UWM does not sell or share the information it receives from donors. Our secure website ensures that your donation transaction and other confidential information is protected.

Is my Day of Giving contribution tax deductible? 

Yes, to the extent of the law as it pertains to you. You will receive a gift receipt for tax purposes from the UWM Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, after your gift is made.

Who should I contact regarding any giving-related questions? 

Please email or call (414) 229-3012.

Is there a minimum gift amount? 

Yes, $5 is the minimum gift.

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