2019 marked the 150th anniversary of the awarding of bachelor’s degrees to women at UW-Madison. Throughout the year, we commemorated the contributions of women and the achievements of our alumnae, and reflected on the ways that UW-Madison can be a better place for women to learn, grow, and thrive. We also initiated the In Her Honor Chancellor’s Fund to continue our commemoration of women for years to come!

What is In Her Honor?

In Her Honor celebrates lives marked by scholarly achievement and public legacy, as well as extraordinary lives devoted to family and community. The program sends both personal and public messages of remembrance and gratitude, inspiring present-day students with meaningful stories about women at UW and beyond.

How can I honor a woman in my life?

UW-Madison students, parents, and alumni, as well as current and former faculty and staff, may honor a woman in their life. All women are eligible to be honored, and the process to do so is simple! Please make your gift and designation here.

How will she be remembered?

In recognition of your gift of $150 or more, you may share a story about your honoree (optional) to be posted on this website alongside other tributes. Your honoree’s name will also be featured on a commemorative honor roll in UW-Madison’s Memorial Union.

How will my gift to the In Her Honor Chancellor’s Fund be used?

In Her Honor gifts will be used at the Chancellor’s discretion for campus programs that promote gender equity, make life better for women, and make the world better for all.