Support Folklore Studies

We are grateful to alumni, friends, and colleagues who have generously supported the University of Wisconsin-Madison Folklore Program over the years. Private gifts are increasingly critical to maintain the program’s strong commitment to integrated research, teaching, and public outreach within the Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies. Your gifts 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.

Gifts of any size are most welcome and gratefully received, and they let the university know how much you value the department’s presence on campus.

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

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

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

2402 Sterling Hall

475 N. Charter Street

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI 53706-1507

(608) 262-3059

To donate directly to either Folklore Studies or Comparative Literature 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 Folklore Program General Fund, by specifying Folklore Program in the Search Giving Areas box. Specify Comparative Literature in the Search Giving Areas box to give to the Comparative Literature program

Or contact:

Ann Lippincott

Senior Development Program Manager

College of Letters & Science