50 for 50

50 Leaders to Celebrate 50 years of Title IX

On June 23, 1972, Title IX was signed into law, introducing equity and increased opportunities to women athletes. To celebrate its historic passing, Wisconsin Athletics is searching for philanthropic leaders in our Badger community to support our 350+ women student-athletes. Our goal is to raise 50 major gifts to honor 50 years.

Wisconsin women have devoted over a century of determination and hard work to build a legacy that UW is proud to represent. It is our mission to continue to provide resources and more opportunities for women student-athletes to compete at the highest level. Help us uphold our progressive tradition of showing the world what our Badger women can achieve.

Dr. Kit Saunders-Nordeen at Camp Randall
Title IX Trailblazer
Dr. Kit Saunders-Nordeen

Campaign Impact:

All eligible contributions will directly fund women’s sports operations and/or scholarships.

  • Be a part of a $1,250,000+ impact for Badger women
  • Amplify resources for our women’s programs
  • Increase endowed scholarships for women
  • Bring more visibility & attention to women’s sports
  • Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX
  • Ensure progress for the next 50 years

Donor Benefits:

  • Opportunities to connect with women student-athletes and coaches at a special event
  • Group recognition at a sporting event
  • Access to Wisconsin Athletics donor benefits
  • Gifts are 100% tax deductible
  • Donations can be made over five years
  • Estate gifts are eligible

Title IX Law: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.