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 official "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?

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

What is the Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund?

The Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund provides talented students with the financial support they need, ensuring that every student has access to an outstanding education at UWM. 

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 use my donor-advised fund (DAF), qualified charitable IRA distribution or stock transfer to make a gift for 414 for UWM? What is your tax ID?

Yes! The UWM Foundation tax ID is 23-7337744. 

 

Given time it can take to process this type of gift, please email advance@uwm.edu to if you intend to give using one of these methods so we can set up a pledge.

What if I don't see the area I want to support? 

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

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

Yes! Please make your gift early, however challenges, matches and leaderboards will be live on April 14. Come back to watch the fun that surrounds 414 for UWM Giving Days! 

What if the area I want to support isn't listed?

Please select "Additional areas of support," then select "Other," to write in your fund.

I'm a UWM employee, can I give through Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction? 

Yes! You can fill out the Faculty & Staff Payroll Deduction Form and your gift will count towards 414 for UWM Giving Days! 

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. Please email advance@uwm.edu for more information.

How can I give to multiple funds in one transaction?

If you are interested in supporting multiple funds during 414 for UWM Giving Days you can do this all in one transaction. Please select the first area and fund you'd like to support then click "+Add another gift to your donation" under the suggested gift amounts. You can check out with all funds listed on one transaction. 

What is 414 for UWM Giving Days? 

As our city celebrates all things Milwaukee on 414 Day (April 14), we at UWM will celebrate the powerful impact our university has on our region during our fourth annual 414 for UWM Giving Days, April 14-16.  

Still have questions?

Contact us at advance@uwm.edu

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