The University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program invite donors, alumni and friends to contribute to the scholarships and funds within the program. From funding graduate research and fellowships, to supporting our visiting lecturer program or providing financial assistance to a student, our funds offer many ways you can support our program. As always, we appreciate your interest and support.

University of Wisconsin Foundation funds

Sense of Community Fund

The purpose of the Sense of Community Fund is to support student and faculty/staff activities that boost morale and team-building. Uses can include, but are not limited to, receptions, entertainment, and/or costs associated with meals and refreshments. Please consider donating to this fund as we currently pay out of pocket for these types of activities.

Physical Therapy General Fund

The Physical Therapy Fund was established to fund graduate research and to be used as a discretionary fund from which the program director can spend. The Physical Therapy Alumni Awards are drawn from this fund and awarded to first-year physical therapy students who serve as Instructional Assistants in Anatomy 622-Human Anatomy and PT 501-Anatomical Applications in Physical Therapy. This fund is supported by gifts from program alumni. Donations to this fund can also be earmarked for faculty endeavors in global health.

Physical Therapy Student Scholarship Fund

The Physical Therapy Student Scholarship Fund was established to grant financial assistance to physical therapy students.

Mary McKinney Edmonds Fund

This fund was established with a gift by Warren W. May for recruitment and support of physical therapy students who are underrepresented-in-medicine.

Janet Lemke PhD Fund

The Janet Lemke Physical Therapy Fund was created in her memory by her husband to benefit doctoral research and scholarly activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Janet Lemke was an Emeritus Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program.

Visiting Lecturer Fund

The Visiting Lecture Fund was established through a generous gift by the late Mary Jane Meng, PT, assistant professor emeritus. This fund assists the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in its teaching, research and public service responsibilities by annually inviting qualified physical therapist practitioners to guest lecture.

Other funds

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Organization General Fund

A donation to the Phi Theta General Fund provides us with the most financial flexibility. Funds can be used to support our community outreach programs like Adopt-a-Highway, raking leaves for area senior citizens, and Habitat for Humanity, or for social events like our annual holiday party.

Legacy impacts

Bequests, or gifts from estates, Life Income gifts (where the donor makes a gift and receives an income for life), and gifts of real estate can have a tremendous impact on the PT Program. Planned Gifts may be given to support students (scholarships and unique learning opportunities), faculty, research and programs.

For more information on naming the PT Program as a beneficiary of your will, to find out which assets make the most tax-efficient bequest to charity, and/or to be inspired by the stories of your fellow alumni who have created planned gifts, please contact:

Jill Watson
University of Wisconsin Foundation
jill.watson@supportuw.org
608-262-4632.