Recognition and Appreciation

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Giving back to the university has been a cornerstone of the institution since the Foundation's founding in 1948. By supporting UW-River Fall you show you're deeply invested in the students' success and in fostering a culture of life-changing educational experiences for them.  Gifts to the Foundation have a profound effect on current and future students, as well as faculty, alumni, parents, and the community. Opportunities for support include student scholarships, faculty support, student research, international experiences, Falcon athletics, arts and culture, updated and new facilities, technology advancements, and so much more. We thank you for being a part of something meaningful and for making a lasting impact on the Falcon community.

To recognize the outstanding financial support from private donors and organizations, the UW-River Falls Foundation has established three donor societies. Being a part of a society not only shows you're deeply committed to the university, but affords you access to special benefits extended only to society members. Contact us today to learn how you can become a member these donor societies.

The Chancellor's Circle

The Chancellor's Circle honors the exceptional generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who contribute $1,000 or more to the university during a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Within the Chancellor's circle, there are additional tiers of giving that are recognized with additional benefits.

Silver Circle: $2,500
Gold Circle: $5,000
Platinum Circle: $10,000

The 1874 Society

The 1874 Society is the lifetime circle of giving, honoring the benefactors who have given at a cumulative level of $25,000. Within the 1874 Society, there are additional tiers of giving that are recognized with additional benefits.

Associate: $50,000 lifetime giving
Partner: $100,000 lifetime giving
Leader: $250,000 lifetime giving
Benefactor: $500,000 lifetime giving

The Legacy Society

Members of the Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to UW-River Falls through a very special and important form of financial support. These friends have remembered the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in their estate plans through wills, trusts, life-income gifts, gifts of property, or named the university as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you intend to make a planned gift, please be sure to indicate "UW-River Falls Foundation" as a beneficiary (Tax Identification Number: 396064630).

For more information about making a planned gift, contact the UW-River Falls Foundation Office, at 715-425-3505, toll free at 877-258-6647 or visit our planned giving webpage.

Courtesies and Benefits

  • Annual Donor Recognition event, featuring time with the Chancellor.
  • Exclusive Society Member events.
  • Early purchase options for tickets to select campus events.
  • Newsletter, featuring news of students, faculty, and the impact of recent gifts.
  • Football and Basketball VIP room access (Smith Stadium at Ramer Field, Page Arena in the Falcon Center available in 2017)
  • Invitation to events at the Chancellor's home.
  • Special seating at Commencement and select campus events. (Please contact the UWRF Foundation at least 15 days prior to commencement.)
  • And more!

Contact Us

UW-River Falls Foundation
Phone: 1-715-425-3505
Toll-Free: 1-877-258-6647
Fax: 1-715-425-3506
310 South Hall
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
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