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Without your generous support, donations, and gifts, we cannot serve the needs of our communities that depend on us. It is your support that makes us great; it is your gifts that continue our legacy of premier education and service.

To make a contribution online, please select the fund name listed on the left. You will be redirected to the secure UW Foundation website, with the “Fund Name” auto-populated. Please verify it is the correct CSD fund and complete the online form.

To mail a gift, please print the UW Foundation gift form, complete and mail it with your check made payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Department Funds

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112549980

This fund, established in September 23, 1983, exists to aid the department in its teaching, research, and public service roles.

The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic Clinical Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112544723

This fund, established in October 2006, was created with the purpose of aiding the Speech and Hearing Clinic in its teaching, research and public service roles.

The Julie Anderson Wagner Memorial Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112544723

This scholarship was established in 2015 to honor the memory of Julie Anderson Wagner. This fund will support future speech-language pathologists studying at UW-Madison who share Julie’s passion for improving children’s lives through better communication. This endowment fund will allow a scholarship to be provided every year to a student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders studying to become a speech-language pathologist.

Learn more about Julie Anderson Wagner

Meghan Murphy Better Days Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112540070

This fund was established to assist children and families who are in need of services from the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic. The primary purpose of this Fund is to improve access to the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic for children and families who are in need of assistance with clinic services. In addition, support is provided to clinical instructors who need assistance, including but not limited to training, teaching, consulting and research, as well as outreach to feature and promote state-of-the-art practice. Distributions from this Fund will be assigned following standing procedures used to determine financial need by the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Loon Graduate Student Award Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112547938

The Donors and their fellow “Loons” wish to support students who are leaders and committed to building a sense of community and fellowship among fellow graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Leadership can be in the form of either a behind-the-scenes person who empowers others, or someone who exhibits a more traditional leadership role. Qualified candidates will contribute to a sense of community, encourage and nurture continued fellowship among fellow graduate students, and be committed to his or her collegial and professional development.

The Tom J. Hixon Memorial Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112547176

Dr. Hixon began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin, and was a faculty member in our department between 1965 and 1976; he created a tone of scholarly excellence among our faculty members that continues in our department to this day.

Tom Hixon’s biography can be found here detailing his contributions we serve to honor in this fund.

The Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 112544869

This fund will be used to award a scholarship, once a year, to a doctoral student who is in at least the second year of the program and who is working on a research project that emulates the interest areas and high level of scholarship exemplified by Professor Kent throughout his career at UW-Madison.

Jon F. Miller Fund for Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD)

UW Foundation ID#: 132244598

This fund was established by the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in honor of Jon F. Miller at the time of his retirement from the faculty. The fund will be used for student travel awards to the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), as well as to defray other costs of the conference. Jon was the founder of the SRCLD conference which he directed for 30 years. His passion for the field and for mentoring the next generation of child language disorders researchers is recognized by this award.

The Mary E. Smith Go Big Red Scholarship Fund

UW Foundation ID#: 132547309

The Go Big Red Scholarship was established in 2011 by her colleagues to honor the career of Mary E Smith, a clinical faculty member in Communication Sciences and Disorders for her 44 years to honor her commitment to teaching, scholarship and service efforts. Her father, ‘Red’, instilled in her the value of education. This scholarship will be given to a graduate student in speech language pathology annually with an expressed specialty preference for diagnostics and assessment and thereby extend Mary’s legacy.