Support the Department

The Department of Kinesiology is actively seeking gifts in a number of areas. We deeply appreciate support from our alumni and friends, and every gift — no matter its size — makes a meaningful difference.

Special Projects

Each year, private gifts support original projects within the Department of Kinesiology related to: research, outreach, special seminars and speakers, professional development, as well as building projects. The new Montoye-Nagle and Safrit lecture series are projects we hope will receive ongoing support.


Through the generosity of private gifts, the department is able to award multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Each scholarship reflects the particular interests of its donor.


Named endowed funds, endowed scholarships, and endowed professorships are central to our fundraising efforts. Endowments can provide guaranteed funds to support scholarships, research, and instructional activities. If you have an interest in a named fund, please contact Betsy Burns at the UW Foundation.

You may contribute to any of the following funds:

The Department of Kinesiology General Fund (12300951)

Occupational Therapy Fund (132301363)

Caroline Thompson Lecture in Occupational Therapy Fund (112078200)

Adapted Fitness Program Fund (112300020)

Kurt Christensen Adapted Fitness Scholarship Fund (132307957)

Athletic Training Education Fund (112302962)

Athletic Training Program Scholarship Fund (112304368)

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Fund (112300143)

You can make a gift to the Kinesiology Department in any of the following ways:

  • Donate directly to the department through the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s secure website.
  • Mail a check payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Use the memo portion of your check to note how you would like your gift applied. Mail your check to:University of Wisconsin Foundation
    US Bank Lockbox
    PO Box 78236
    Milwaukee, WI  53278-0236
  • Incorporate a planned gift to the department into your will. We suggest the following language:I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or, alternately, the sum of $___________), to be used in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Please contact our development director at the UW Foundation for more information on making a planned gift, or to learn more about other ways to support the department.

Betsy Burns