2023 Partners in Giving: Be Part of Something Bigger

The 2023 Partners in Giving campaign will soon be underway. Be a part of something bigger by participating beginning October 9 through November 30, 2023.

Why Donate?

For over 50 years, Partners in Giving helps you make an impact by partnering with a number of local, state, national, and international umbrella charity organizations. These groups ensure your donations go to reputable, effective charities with a strong track record.

Organized and run by volunteers, each year the campaign invites state, University, and UW Health employees to take part in special events and, most of all, make a direct donation to the charity or charities of their choice. By joining together, we can build a better world. State, University and UW Health employees in Dane County are using their numbers to make a large and lasting impact on the lives of their neighbors and other families across the U.S. and around the world.

Find out how impactful your gift really is, no matter what its size. You may be surprised to find out what kind of difference you can make!

How to Give

The 2023 Partners in Giving fall campaign encourages you to make a gift online through our e-pledge system. If you cannot give via e-pledge, paper pledge forms will still be accepted through the mail. Pledge forms and Partners in Giving Booklets are also available in Human Resources at Slichter.

Give through E-pledge. Select your donor type button at the top of the Partners in Giving website by clicking on “Donate Now.”

  • Choose UW Employee, log in with your NetID.
    • Payroll deduction
    • Credit/Debit card
    • PayPal

Housing “Thank You” Door Prize Event

As a special thank you to all Housing Employees who contribute, donate, or participate in this year’s Partners in Giving Campaign Special Events hosted by University Housing will be automatically entered into a drawing at the end of the campaign for the following 5 door prizes!

Door Prize Event Begins: Monday, October 9, 2023: 8:00am
Door Prize Event Ends: Thursday, November 30, 2023: 4:00pm

Drawing Held: Friday, December 1st at noon in Human Resources, Slichter.

Door prize winners do not need to be present and will be contacted. Only University Housing Career and Student Employees are eligible to participate in this event.

You Could Win

  • Green Bay Packers London 2022 Transferred Autographed Football, donated by the Green Bay Packers Give Back
  • iClean Mini — the iClean mini uses the power of technology to turn ordinary tap water into an all-purpose natural cleaner on demand. It’s scientifically proven to be 50% stronger than bleach, yet 100% safe for you, your home, and the planet. Replace all your everyday cleaning products with one device that cleans it all without harsh chemicals. Value $179.
  • One of two Wisconsin Badgers canvas prints
  • Bucky Book — The Bucky Book features coupons from over 300 local businesses. Save 50% off at local businesses, restaurants, and services, through September 2024. Value $35.
    • SPECIAL OFFER! Housing Career and Student Employees may also purchase a Bucky Book for $15.

Want to increase your chances?

Submit your entries and donations at GiveSmart.

Suggested donation for a chance at one of the four door prizes, is $5.00 each entry or 5 entries for $20.00.
In the Choose Amount field, indicate total amount in $5 increments (i.e.: $15 = 3 entries)
In the Select your UW Division field- select: Housing, University
In the Special Event Description field, enter: “Door Prize Event.”

Upcoming Housing Partners in Giving Events

Check out one of the many events University Housing is hosting during the 2023 Partners in Giving campaign, and stay tuned for more details!

  • I Scream, You Scream for Ice-Cream, Pumpkin Decorating Contest — Enter by Oct 13
  • Guess Who? — Oct 30
  • Gratitude Grams — Nov 1-Nov 17
  • Pumpkin Decorating Winning Team announced — Week of November 4th
  • Trivia Time — Nov 9
  • The Housing Great Bake Off — Date to be Determined
  • Selfies with Bucky — Dates to be Determined
  • Chili Cook Off — Nov 29
  • BINGO — Nov 29
  • Thank You Door Prize Drawing — Dec 1

Housing Guess Who?

We need your picture! We are looking for past and present photos of current Housing staff members for a photo matching game like the classic Guess Who? board game! Submitted photos will be used in our virtual image game slideshow. Show off that old prom dress or tuxedo, bad 80’s perm, high school senior portrait, or let everyone know you were the cutest baby. Upload your past and current photo or email to akramper@wisc.edu.

Want to play? Register to participate in our game by Wednesday, October 25th. Game time is Monday, October 30th at 1pm. Suggested donation for players is $5. Contestants will have a downloadable playing card featuring current staff photos with names, to compare with a slideshow featuring our old school photos. You do the match! Most correct matches wins a Bucky Book.

If you submit a photo, you can still play! You will not receive a point for matching your own photograph. Did you submit a photo last year? Pick a new one this year and keep us guessing.

If you have questions, please email akramper@wisc.edu.
Your donation can be submitted to GiveSmart. Please enter “Housing Guess Who?” in the Special Events Description.

2023 Virtual Charity Lunch and Learns

You are invited to join the Virtual Charity Lunch and Learn sessions. The Charity Lunch and Learns will occur every Tuesday during the Partners in Giving Campaign. Grab your lunch and join us to hear from charities who are making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally. Please register for any of the sessions listed below.

  • Oct 10: Housing & Shelter Register
  • Oct 17: Disability Services Register
  • Oct 24: Education Register
  • Oct 31: Mental Wellness Register
  • Nov 7: Veterans Register
  • Nov 14: Children & Family Services Register
  • Nov 21: Environment Register
  • Nov 28: Community Improvement Register
  • Dec 5: Animal Welfare Register