Give a Gift, Create the Future


Our sincere thanks to the many alumni and friends who have generously supported the University of Wisconsin’s Political Science Department. Private gifts are increasingly critical to ensure that the Department maintains its stature as one of the nation’s premier political science programs. Your donations help us to assist promising undergraduate majors and provide them with a range of extracurricular and leadership opportunities, host a stimulating series of talks and other scholarly activities, and attract and support the research and teaching of top faculty and graduate students. Gifts of any size are most welcome and gratefully received.

Selected Department Priority Funds 

Click on a fund to make a donation:

  • Department of Political Science Annual Fund — Supports the Department’s highest priorities, and all aspects of our work including: special opportunities for undergraduates, faculty research, graduate student research and training, and bringing in distinguished speakers. See these examples of how your gifts to the Annual Fund make a significant impact.
  • Political Science Internship Support Fund — Provides students with stipends to allow them to take the opportunity of an unpaid internship during the summer as part of the Department’s Wisconsin Summer Internship Program, our Washington DC Summer Internship Program, or other internship opportunities organized or arranged by the Department.
  • Political Science Research Fund — This fund is used for the purposes of recruiting and retaining outstanding graduate students in order to maintain the excellence of the Political Science Department.

Give by Mail 

If you prefer to make your gift by check, please make your check payable to the UW Foundation – Dept. of Political Science, and send it to:

UW Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Please indicate on the memo line if you wish your gift to go to one of the specific funds described above.

Major Gifts 

For more information on making a gift of securities, including the Political Science Department in your estate plans, or discussing gifts that would endow a fellowship for graduate students, endow a named chair for a professor, create an undergraduate scholarship, or contribute to or establish other projects, please contact Professor John Zumbrunnen.

Professor Jon Pevehouse, Chair
Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin–Madison
1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1316
(608) 263-1793