Support Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies at UW-Madison!

The Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies relies on the generous support of friends, alumni, and colleagues to sustain its distinctive interdisciplinary scope across the liberal arts and sciences, and its commitment to integrated teaching, research, and public outreach.  Our current University of Wisconsin Foundation “Give Now” structure offers two alternative donation mechanisms, one for “Comparative Literature,” and one for “Folklore Program.”

 Gifts of any size are most welcome and gratefully received to help us:

  • attract top faculty and graduate students
  • update and develop innovative teaching, coursework, and scholarship, on campus, throughout the state, and abroad
  • support graduate and undergraduate student fieldwork, community-based research, attendance at professional meetings, or organization of conferences or speaker series
  • issue documentary media productions
  • create exhibits
  • develop and curate archival collections
  • partner with organizations beyond the university
  • sponsor stimulating lectures, symposia, film screenings, and other public events.

We also appreciate letters to the College of Letters & Science Dean in support of our unique and important contributions to the liberal arts, the Wisconsin Idea, and communities local and global. 

Dean of the College of Letters & Science
105 South Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI   53706

Your gifts and letters let the university know how much you value the department’s presence on campus.

To support our Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies programming, or to discuss contributing to specific Comparative Literature or Folklore Studies projects, setting up an endowment for a student scholarship or named faculty chair, please contact: 

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies, or specific faculty, at their email addresses or the administrative office: 

2402 Sterling Hall
475 N. Charter Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1507
(608) 262-3059

To donate directly to either Comparative Literature or Folklore Studies programs through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, please visit the Foundation’s website and click on the Give Now button. 

Gifts currently can be made to the Comparative Literature program by specifying Comparative Literature in the Search Giving Areas box.  To give to the Folklore Program General Fund, specify Folklore Program in the Search Giving Areas box. 

Or contact: 

Ann Lippincott
Senior Development Program Manager
College of Letters & Science