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.

Click on the fund below in which you would like to invest.

Established Funds:

  • The Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD Chair in Women's Health & Health Equity Research Fund

    This $1.5 million endowed chair will allow us to recruit and retain the top physician or PhD researcher whose work is focused on advancing equity in women’s health through access to health care, bio-medical research and academic advancement for underrepresented scholars. We are a leader in this area because Dr. Sarto has called the University of Wisconsin-Madison her academic home for most of her life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sparkle of Hope

    Sparkle of Hope 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

There are many other opportunities to support 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, Deborah Hobbins at 608-263-5494 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 your contribution by mail, simply make a check payable to the UW-Foundation- Dept of Ob-Gyn, specify fund in which you would like to invest from the list above and mail it to:

UW Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

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