Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about 414 for UWM Giving Days 2024.

What is 414 for UWM Giving Days?

414 for UWM Giving Days is the university's annual giving event, held from April 14-16, 2024, 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 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 if I don't see the area I want to support? 

Please select the "additional areas of support," select "other," and write in your fund. 

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.

What is the Ignite Fund? 

The UWM Ignite Fund has a broad purpose of providing funds for the greatest university needs, while also leveraging additional support for important initiatives, and may be used strategically for start-up funding, donor matches or initiatives that spark interest and create fundraising momentum.  Like all UWM Foundation assets, the Ignite Fund exists to support our collective pursuit to improve lives, build futures and enhance the community.

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 Days 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 during Giving Days 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, 2024. For more information on these types of gifts, contact Gretchen Miller at or 414-229-3067.

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