University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Giving opportunities

For those of you have contributed financially, our thanks on behalf of the entire department for the important service that you provide to our current and future students.

Your generosity has enabled us to subsidize the costs of textbooks, educational experience abroad, student conference travel, awards for best TAs and instructors, and need-based financial aid.

ME: Make a gift to the College of Engineering online through University of Wisconsin Foundation




Gifts to the UW Foundation may be in the form of cash, appreciated securities, personal or real property. Pledges may be made over a period of years. Gifts to the UW Foundation are fully tax deductible.

For more information please contact:

Brad Green
Director of Development
3053 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Paul Papke, scholarship recipient Holly Satori, and and Cynthia Papke.

Holly Satori (center), recipient of the Paul and Cynthia Papke Scholarship, with Paul Papke (left) and Cynthia Papke.



In their own words, ME alumni describe their donations to the College of Engineering.


  • Jake Bisenius — “When you give back, you get back.”
  • Charles Gunderson — “Engineering is a particularly important requirement for a country that is to succeed in this world.”
  • William Holmberg — “To make sure that the College of Engineering remains a world-class institution.”
  • Peter Holsten — “To keep the institution alive and well to benefit future generations.”
  • John Mink — “To help the next engineer, the next scientist.”
  • Tom Mohs — “The excellent work that is being done in teaching and research at the Madison campus."
  • Paul Papke — “The college must retain good talent, generate valuable research, and deliver the correct education to our engineering students.”
  • Mark Polster — “I give back for many reasons, but mainly, to preserve the quality of students graduating and participating in vehicle programs on campus.”
  • Todd and Kathleen Pulvino — “The university needs funding to attract and retain top faculty, to attract motivated students, and to have state-of-the-art facilities.”







Connect for Life: Alumni inspire students

The newly-formed Engineering Student Foundation, UW-Madison is dedicated to building a greater awareness of the impact of giving on current students and recent graduates. Check out how philanthropy benefits students every day and how to get involved!