As the UW System faces further cuts and consolidation of services and accessibility of programs, we must stand together stronger than ever before to ensure a world-class university education remains available to all in Wisconsin.

"Sifting and winnowing” is critical. We need basic research, we need strong undergraduate teaching, we need applied research, we need access for all, and we need a diversity of options for every current and future student.

UW graduates especially play a critical role in ensuring we maintain a high quality of life and economic prosperity for all in our state. 

We can continue to fight for access to an affordable, quality public higher education for future generations, but not without your help.  

Your generous tax-deductible contribution to Save the Wisconsin Idea today will help us tell these stories – and so many more – and force our public officials to take genuine stock in the "engine which drives the state's economy."