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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I direct my gift?

Gifts to the Fund for Excellence, UW-Green Bay Scholarship Fund, or Athletics' Phoenix Fund provides flexible resources that can be directed to UW-Green Bay’s greatest needs, including scholarship support.

How do I direct my gift to a college, department, or program of my choice?

Gifts can be designated to a specific college or program. Each gift will be used for the purpose designated by the donor, provided that purpose is feasible and appropriate to the University's mission. Some purposes, such as scholarship endowments and professorships, do require certain minimum funding levels. If you wish to restrict a gift, make note on your check, online giving form or call the UW-Green Bay Foundation.

Where does my contribution go if I don't direct it toward a specific fund? 

Unrestricted gifts will be directed to the Fund for Excellence, which provides resources for creating new scholarships, program support and other campus priorities.  A restricted gift will be used only for the purpose designated by the donor. If you are interested in providing a gift that is restricted to a particular program, contact us to learn if there is an existing fund to direct your gift. 

How will my gift be recognized? How will I know how my gift is being used?

Unless you have designated your gift as anonymous, your name may appear in donor reports online or in print at the appropriate gift level.

Donors who have established named funds — typically endowed funds — receive regular reports from the Foundation. Reporting may include contact from faculty or students, depending on the nature of the gift. In addition, annual financial reports are sent to all donors of endowed funds.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to UW-Green Bay?

All gifts to the UW-Green Bay Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.

What is the Foundation’s federal tax ID number? Is the Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?

UW-Green Bay’s Tax ID number is 45-1600858. The Foundation is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

What do I need to do to make a matching gift from my company?

To find out if your company offers a gift-matching program, consult your company’s Human Resources or giving department. You likely will need to fill out a form provided by your company, which your company will send to the UW-Green Bay Foundation.

If your company offers matching gifts, please let us know at the time you make your gift. If you give online, check the box next to “My employer matches gifts” in the Additional Information section of the giving page.

Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone? 

We are happy to acknowledge gifts made in honor or in memory of individuals and will send a notice of your gift to a family member or friend of the person being honored. (Please send us the name and address.) We will not include the amount donated unless you specify to do so. You will also receive a receipt for your gift. 

Are there minimum gift levels to create a fund in honor of someone?

While specific projects and sponsorships may provide varying gift and recognition levels, the Foundation is proud to carry on the legacy of someone special to you through named gifts. The minimum gift for an annual scholarship fund is $10,000, and for an endowed scholarship or program support fund is $50,000. Ask us about making payments on named gifts over time.

What is an endowment? 

An endowment is a permanent fund, established within the UW-Green Bay Foundation that provides support for a designated scholarship, academic program or faculty position. Only a portion of the income earned by the endowment fund can be spent; the principal will remain intact for perpetuity. Endowments designated for certain purposes (e.g. scholarship, professorship, chair) require different minimum funding levels to guarantee sufficient income to support that purpose.

Who should I contact to discuss a special gift opportunity?

To learn more, please email for more information.