Giving Opportunities

Virtual Programs

Even though the museum is currently closed to the public, museum and foundation staff continue to work diligently behind the scenes to provide you with online content and programming. We care about every one of you and appreciate your ongoing support, which is why we are providing you with more virtual programming you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Financial contributions provide the base from which to build a solid foundation for promoting and preserving the history of Wisconsin's veterans. By enlisting your help, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation will be able to further the museum's high standards in public programming and first-class exhibits. Together, we will keep veterans' history alive.

Donations will help us continue to educate the public by providing these virtual programs for all to join in from the comfort of your home. To make a donation today, click here. For more information on these programs, contact (608)261-0536.

Panel Discussion: Events of May 1945 and Why They Matter Today 

Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff panelists, Director Chris Kolakowski and Curator of History Kevin Hampton invite you to a discussion of what happened in May 1945 and why it matters now.

Veterans Legacy Society

For more than 100 years the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has preserved the stories of Wisconsin’s veterans. Now you can join the effort! For as little as $25 dollars a month, your sustaining membership ensures the legacies of our Wisconsin men and women who served in the military, are honored in perpetuity. Best of all, you will join a group of individuals who value the legacy of Wisconsin’s veterans.  Please join us in supporting one of the special projects listed here:

  • Wisconsin Civil War Battle Flag Conservation – Join the effort to preserve these precious flags before they’re lost to history. Learn more here.
  • Acquisitions – Help the WVM acquire significant objects and archival materials.
  • Traveling Exhibit Fund – Support traveling exhibits at the WVM.
  • Oral History Program - Support our veterans story collection.
  • Education Fund – Support educational initiatives at the WVM.

Planned Giving

Gifts of Appreciated Stock
A contribution of long-term appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities. This option allows you to avoid paying capital gains taxes on these securities.

Information to make a gift of stock to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation:
DTC#: 0457
Broker/Dealer: Robert W. Baird & Co.
Account #: 5747-0445
Account Name: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation

Charitable Remainder Trusts

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation offers several ways for you to make a gift while retaining income for yourself and/or another beneficiary through charitable remainder trusts. This kind of trust may enable you to:

  • Provide for yourself and another beneficiary
  • Save on estate and inheritance taxes
  • Generate an income tax deduction
  • Avoid capital gains taxes

Bequests: Put the Foundation in Your Will
A will is an effective way to help preserve Wisconsin's veterans heritage.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance offers an attractive method for making a substantial gift for charitable purposes.
To discuss Planned Giving, please call (608) 261-0536”

Honor a Veteran

Honor a veteran by making a gift today in his/her memory or in honor of your special friend/relative. This gift will help support the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's extraordinary educational programs and award-winning exhibits. This is an excellent way for you to recognize their service and sacrifices they made to our country.

Gifts in honor or in memory of your special friend/relative will receive special recognition in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s quarterly publication, The Bugle.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation thanks you for making this special gift in honor / memory of your special friend / relative. If you provide us with the appropriate information below, we will make sure the appropriate person(s) are acknowledged.

Corporate Support

  • Will include information on sponsorship opportunities
  • Will include link to Corporate Membership benefit information
  • Have list of corporate supporters who’s giving level lets them have their name/logo on the page
  • JOIN US online




CALL: (608)261-0536

You can mail your donation to:
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation
30 W. Mifflin St., Ste 200
Madison, WI 53703

Downloadable Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation Donation Form (PDF)

Please make checks payable to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation

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