Giving to SLIS

Since the first classes at the Wisconsin Library School more than 100 years ago, the School of Library and Information Studies has counted on alumni and friends to help us fulfill our educational missions. SLIS welcomes the many ways in which alumni give to the School: through their time and their talents, and their gifts.

How SLIS gifts are used:

Scholarships  and student travel support

Help bridge the funding gap for students. The 2008-2009 tuition for a full-time Wisconsin resident is now about $10,025 per year; for a Minnesota resident, about $11,340; for a non-resident, about $25,000.  Generous donors defray costs for SLIS students to attend and participate in professional conferences and meetings.

SLIS hosts many scholarship funds. See a list at the bottom of this page to choose a specific fund, or just contribute to the SLIS Annual Fund (1254357) which funds many scholarships.

Facilities upgrades 

Ensure that SLIS facilities stay up to date and support purchase of new materials and equipment by contributing to the Bunge SLIS Facilities Support Fund (12547368) (This fund includes needs of the SLIS  Library) See more information about the Bunge Fund

Faculty research and curriculum support

Enables SLIS faculty to pursue research or retooling of the curriculum to help SLIS keep pace with our rapidly changing field. SLIS uses flexible research funds to attract and retain high quality faculty.

SLIS Annual Fund

The Library and Information Studies Annual Fund (1254357)  (Formerly known as the Second Century Fund) is a flexible fund that can be used by SLIS for any areas of highest need. It is often used for scholarships.


SLIS Scholarship Named Funds

Student Travel Support funds

How to Give:


Contribute using a credit card online by following one of the links above.


Contribute by mailing your gift. Make your check payable to the UW Foundation and tell us how you would like your gift to be used. Please mail to:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
Attention: Jennifer Karlson/SLIS
1848 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726


Planned Giving


If you are interested in discussing future donations, planned giving or other options, please contact Jennifer Karlson, our UW Foundation representative at (608) 262-7225 or via email.