Making a Difference through Giving to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery

The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is dedicated to leadership and excellence in patient care, discovery, education and public and community health.

Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the work of the Department of Surgery and the patients who receive its benefits. Over the past century, many generous philanthropic partners have helped our Department build a foundation of excellence in patient care, medical training and innovation. Now more than ever, philanthropic gifts are vital to the Department’s efforts to advance the practice of surgery.

Gifts to the Department of Surgery support research and patient care. This statement is true, but does not paint a full picture of how contributions are put to important use, often life-saving work.

We would be honored if you join the many individuals who invest in our search for answers to human disease. Your gift to the Department of Surgery is truly an investment in a healthier future for you, your family and for generations.

Directing Your Gift

Directing Your Gift

Philanthropic support is essential to our work. It is the catalyst for success as our physicians tirelessly investigate more effective treatments for our patients.

There are many areas in which the Department of Surgery is making major contributions in the diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. You may direct your gift to support all of the research, education and patient care activities of the Department of Surgery or you can restrict your contribution to support the work of a specific surgeon or a specific division within the Department.

Priority Programs and Funds

We Care Fund

We Care Fund

The We Care Fund supports research in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of the newborn/child, organ transplantation, and trauma.
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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Gifts to the Department of Surgery can be made in many ways. Philanthropic support can be made through outright gifts or pledges.

Honor and memorial gifts can be made to recognize a loved one’s passing, to acknowledge a special occasion or perhaps to honor a significant person in your life.

In many cases, planned gifts can provide tangible financial benefits to you and/or another beneficiary, through tax advantages and the retention of lifetime income from the donated asset.

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Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Are you willing to share your Medical College of Wisconsin experience with us for the better of others? Email us.

Other Ways to Donate

  • Donate by Mail

    Make your check payable to the Medical College of Wisconsin. Download our giving form and mail to: Medical College of Wisconsin, Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement, P.O. Box 26509, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

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  • Questions?

    If you have any questions about making a gift, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (414) 955-4700 or

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The Medical College of Wisconsin can help you give in the way most meaningful to you.

Contact us for more information, or to receive our Surgery Update Newsletter.
Jason Kraiss
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
(414) 955-4383