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Gifts are a crucial source of financial support for the Wisconsin Energy Institute. We ask you to join us in accelerating the institute’s progress in research, education and outreach by investing in the people, facilities, programs and ideas that lead to innovative energy solutions.

We invite you to help us meet the energy challenge head-on by supporting our multidisciplinary research, education and public engagement activities. Your investment enables the institute to plan and maintain ongoing student programs; launch new energy research initiatives; organize public events and seminars like the annual Energy Summit and other events around critical energy topics, and much more.

Please visit the University of Wisconsin Foundation website for additional information on Wisconsin Energy Institute development priorities.

Take a look at the Wisconsin Energy Institute's building progress from 2010 to 2012, as well as highlights from our energy events this past year. Thank you for your continued engagement and support as we move forward in energy!

For help in making a gift or to discuss special giving opportunities, please contact:

Mary Blanchard
Associate Director
Wisconsin Energy Institute
(608) 890-3828

2012 Development Priorities

Laboratory and facility modernization and expansion:

Phase II of the WEI facility has received university and state approval for construction. Your support can help us fund or equip this critical facility and strengthen WEI’s ability to make the discoveries needed to build a new energy economy. In many cases, the space needed to support this discovery to product portfolio in is not currently available on the UW-Madison campus. Thus, completion of WEI Phase II will provide facilities needed to enable advancements in areas such as energy storage, distribution, and integrated energy systems. In addition, a public symposium center and additional industry incubator space is being planned within Phase II to accelerate industry partnerships aimed at growing the economy.

Undergraduate and graduate student support:

Your investment will help inspire our next generation of scientists through a variety of ways:

  • Internships
  • Technology competitions
  • Graduate project assistantships
  • Scholarships

Public engagement and education:

  • Programs designed to bring energy-related topics to the classroom
  • Workshops and events to increase energy literacy and understanding