Telefund / Wisconsin Telefund



(608) 308-5162 -- Badger Call
(608) 263-4545 or (800) 443-6162 -- University of Wisconsin-Madison Foundation

(608) 263-0781

Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m.
Friday 2:30-6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Badger Call:
701 State St. 
Madison, WI 53703

University of Wisconsin-Madison Foundation:
1848 University Ave. 
Madison, WI 53726

To mail a gift:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Each year, the UW Foundation employs nearly 100 students to contact alumni, parents, and friends personally. In 2013, UW students contacted over 65,000 people by phone and raised over $2.3 million for the Schools, Colleges, and programs on campus. 

Alumni are contacted primarily through the annual campaign for the University of Wisconsin taking place each fall. The money raised allows the deans to address the most pressing needs while taking advantage of emerging opportunities. Generally, funds obtained through this program support scholarship aid, graduate fellowships, technology, student services, library acquisitions and faculty support.

The University of Wisconsin Foundation offers an exciting as a job Student Fundraiser with Badger Call. Utilizing a phone-based approach, our team of students personally reach out to alumni, parents, and friends of UW from all over the country asking them for donations to support the critical needs of the University. Our students annually raise over $2 million. Working nights and weekends, our team of students are stewards of the University that stay motivated while making friends and playing games at the same time. We look forward to inviting new students to join the team!

The starting wage for Badger Call team members is $10 per hour, with the potential for raises each semester and opportunities for promotion. Paid training gets you completely comfortable on the phone. At Badger Call, you’ll develop communication and negotiation skills that are highly valued in many careers.