Thank you for considering the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in your legacy plans. With your help, the school will remain a leader in veterinary medical education, research, and clinical service far into the future.
We encourage you to connect with us at any time with questions or for further help.
For more information about providing a legacy gift, please contact Pat Bowdish at 608-332-4750 or Heidi Kramer at 608-327-9136.
Creating Your Legacy
There are three important steps to take to ensure your gift will be received and used for the purpose you intended. Every situation is unique, so please consider this a general guide to documenting your legacy gift.
Determine where at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) to designate your gift.
- Make an unrestricted gift, providing the School flexibility to utilize the gift in the area of greatest need at the time the gift arrives.
- Choose an existing fund or program to support that you care about. View a list of common funds.
- Contact us to discuss additional options for where to designate your gift.
Work with your estate attorney or financial advisor to update your will/trust documents or retirement plan/life insurance documents. When including the SVM in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: University of Wisconsin Foundation
Location: 1848 University Avenue, Madison WI 53726
Federal Tax ID Number: 39-0743975
Example will/trust language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a non-profit, non-stock Wisconsin Corporation with principal offices in Madison, Wisconsin __________ percent ( %) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or alternately, the sum of $_____). It is my wish that this gift will benefit the School of Veterinary Medicine. The details of this designation may be noted in separate documentation on file at the UW Foundation, and I request that the UW Foundation utilize my gift in accordance with the terms of that agreement. It is understood and agreed that should the purpose for which this bequest is instituted cease to exist, then the UW Foundation may devote said bequest for such other uses and purposes as it determines to be in accordance with my original intent.
Complete the Statement of Deferred Gift Provision form to let us know of your gift intentions and to ensure peace of mind that your gift will have the desired impact.
Alternatively, you can share the section of your will or trust that names the University of Wisconsin Foundation and SVM in your plans.
Common Fund Designations
For donors who wish to support an existing fund, the below list represents the most commonly selected funds that other donors choose to support with their legacy gift. This list is not exhaustive, so please contact us if you have interests outside of these examples of if you would like to discuss the creation of your own named fund.
School of Veterinary Medicine Fund
Gifts support the greatest needs of the school and its UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital. Vital support provides the flexibility to meet the school’s most urgent needs and support the teaching, research and service missions of the school. (Immediate Use)
Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Fund
Gifts support the greatest needs of the school and its UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital. Vital support provides the flexibility to meet the school’s most urgent needs and support the teaching, research and service missions of the school. (Endowment)
School of Veterinary Medicine Facilities Support Fund
This fund supports on-going costs associated with maintaining the school’s facilities and grounds including the purchase of equipment, materials, and/or furnishings, facility maintenance, support of facility expansions and/or renovations, or any other facility needs. (Endowment)
UW Veterinary Care Fund
Gifts provide programmatic, facilities and equipment support for the UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital. (Immediate Use)
UW Veterinary Care Small Animal Hospital Fund
Gifts provide flexible funds that shall be used to support the UW veterinary Care Small Animal Hospital. (Immediate Use)
Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital Fund
This fund supports the expansion and renovation of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital. (Immediate Use)
School of Veterinary Medicine Cancer Treatment Center Fund
This fund provides financial support for UW Veterinary Care’s oncology facilities and equipment. (Immediate Use)
Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund
Provides general scholarship support to students at the School of Veterinary Medicine. (Immediate Use)
Veterinary Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarship support to veterinary medical students who aid in and support the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion effots. (Endowment)
Veterinary Medicine Faculty Research Fund
This fund supports research projects across a broad range of fields conducted by School of Veterinary Medicine faculty. (Immediate Use)
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Resident Support Fund
This fund provides financial support to veterinary medical students who are undertaking their residencies at UW Veterinary Care’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. (Immediate Use)
Animal Cancer Treatment Program Fund
Gifts help ensure the school remains on the cutting edge in its fight against cancer, and provides support for cancer research and treatment programs, as well as oncology facilities upgrades. Animal cancer research benefits both animals and humans, too. (Immediate Use)
Companion Animal Endowment Fund
Gifts support vital health care studies (such as cancer, infectious diseases, orthopedic problems and kidney failure) in companion animals including dogs, cats and birds as well as support facility and equipment improvements at UW Veterinary Care. (Endowment)
Gifts provide support for the School of Veterinarian Medicine’s equine research program. (Endowment)
Feline Health Fund
Gifts provide support for the School of Veterinary Medicine’s feline research program. (Endowment)
Gifts provide support for veterinary care for seriously ill or injured animals whose owners cannot afford the full cost of the necessary treatment. (Immediate Use)
RESPOND Compassionate Care Fund
Gifts provide support for veterinary care for seriously ill or injured animals whose owners cannot afford the full cost of the necessary treatment. (Endowment)
Oncology Client Assistance Fund
Gifts provide financial assistance for clients whose pets are receiving cancer treatment at the School of Veterinary Medicine and who cannot afford the full cost of the necessary treatment. (Immediate Use)
School of Veterinary Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund
This fund provides support to the school’s greatest needs in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. (Immediate Use)
Shelter Medicine Fund
Gifts support the health and welfare of shelter animals while increasing the life-saving capacity of shelters and communities. Additionally, it aims to build core knowledge for how to best care for homeless animals by training veterinarians and partners. (Immediate Use)
Gifts support the Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services program, which provides holistic health care and housing support to Dane County’s disadvantaged residents and their pets. (Endowment)