Donate Today, UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Did you know? The average baby uses 2,500 diapers in the first year. For some families, the cost is overwhelming.

These families are supported through the annual Diaper Drive. You can help us reach our 2015 goal of collecting 7,500 diapers! The diaper drive runs from August 1st to 31st, 2015.

Learn more about the Diaper Drive and donate today!

We rely on and are deeply grateful for the generosity we receive from people like you—our grateful patients, friends, and many others from the community who help us advance the important work of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its six divisions. Your financial support helps us provide our patients with the most compassionate, highest quality, and state-of-art care available; educate the next generation of out-standing obstetrician gynecologists; and take our cutting-edge research from the lab bench to the bedside as quickly as possible.

There are many other opportunities to invest in the work of the department. If you have any questions about making a financial contribution, a planned gift, or establishing a named fund for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, please contact our director of development, Lily Johnson at 608-354-4918 or

All our funds are held and managed at the University of Wisconsin Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is the official fundraising organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

If you would like to make a gift by mail, simply make a check payable to the UW-Foundation and the fund you would like it contributed to, i.e. UW-Foundation – The Stork Fund. Please mail your check to:

UW Foundation
Attn: Lily Johnson
1848 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726

Academic Endowment Fund

  • Ben Miller Peckham, MD, PhD Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    The Ben M. Peckham Chair honor is awarded to an outstanding leader who is recognized for leadership and accomplishment in medical education at medical student, resident and fellowship levels.

  • Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD Chair in Women’s Health and Health Equity Research

    This chair honors an internationally recognized academic leader at the forefront of women's health research. The income from this endowment supports research and education programs, and services that further these scholarly activities.

  • Jeanne Bissell Professor in Reproductive Justice

    This professorship is awarded to a physician faculty member whose main educational focus for faculty, residents, students, and staff, as well as their patient care, is in reproductive health care and research. With a special focus on evidence-based information and access to the full range of healthcare associated with family planning, including pregnancy termination. And with special attention on adolescents, LBGTQ, women of color and other marginalized and underserved populations.

  • Dennis and Lynn Christensen Professor in Family Planning

    This professorship was established to provide financial support and recognition to an academic leader in the field of family planning. This honor goes to the faculty member who is responsible for medical student, resident, and fellow education in contraception, sterilization and pregnancy termination.

  • John and Jeanne Flesch Professor in Gynecologic Oncology

    This professorship was established to provide financial support for an outstanding faculty member in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology who conducts research in the area of gynecologic cancer.

  • Dolores A. Buchler, MD Faculty Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology

    This endowed faculty fellowship fund supports an outstanding physician scientist in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology focused on research.

Girls and Women's Health Funds

  • Lifetime Care for Women: Obstetrics and Gynecology Wellness Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to support advancements in prevention strategies to help keep healthy women healthy and find new treatments for common conditions that affect women of all ages over the course of their lifetime.

  • Share the Health

    The Share the Health fund will provide free gynecologic specialty care to uninsured patients in collaboration with clinics within the greater Dane County community. It will also provide early experience in clinical gynecology for preclinical medical students.

  • Special Care for Women and Girls Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to support research, medical education and clinical care within the area of benign gynecologic health (non-pregnancy related) and to advance state-of-the-art management for health care issues, which specifically affect women and girls.

  • Women's Pelvic Wellness Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to support research, medical education and clinical care within the sub-specialty of women’s pelvic wellness. This fund will advance state-of-the-art management of and research for disorders of the female pelvic floor and urogynecology within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Maternal Infant Health Research Funds

  • CenteringPregancy Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the CenteringPregnancy program. CenteringPregnancy is a group pre-natal care strategy which has shown to have better birth outcomes.

  • Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Fund

    This fund provides support to advance the department’s work in compassionate patient care, academics and research excellence; and just as importantly public service and community outreach.

  • Promoting Healthy Pregnancies - Maternal-Fetal Health Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to support research, medical education and clinical care within the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine to advance state-of-the-art management of high-risk pregnancies.

  • The Stork Fund

    Help us build our nest egg for our Stork Fund; this fund is in its infancy. Our goal is to build this fund so we can use the income to financially assist infertile couples and individuals, as well as patients of reproductive age who face a cancer diagnosis and want to preserve their fertility.

Women's Cancer Research Funds

  • Sparkle of Hope Fund

    This fund is a unique celebration of women whose lives have been touched by gynecologic cancers. Funds from the event directly support innovative research within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the other research sites throughout the UW-Madison, whose focus is on finding new treatments and eventually cures of gynecologic cancers.

  • Women's Hope Research Fund: Division of Gynecologic Oncology

    Contributions to this fund significantly help advance cutting-edge research to find new ways to detect cancer earlier, discover and develop new treatments, as well as improve the outcomes and quality of life of the women to whom we provide care.

Dr. Laurel W Rice

Laurel W. Rice, MD
Ben Miller Peckham, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair
Obstetrics & Gynecology

University of Wisconsin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

1010 McConnell Hall
Madison, WI 53715
Tel: 608-417-4213
Fax: 608-417-4269