Help us create a healthcare system for everyone.

The need for quality healthcare is universal.

Unfortunately, quality healthcare experiences are not. Give today and help make sure every person can access the care, transparency, and support they deserve. Your contribution will directly fund vital educational programs, patient services, and research.

Each year, the Center for Patient Partnerships:

  • Educates over 180 graduate and undergraduate students in health equity, policy change, and patient advocacy.
  • Partners with over 500 individuals in care, helping patients understand their options and build the skills to overcome legal, medical, and financial burdens
  • Invests in quality improvement and research projects with the Q-HER Lab, Extension colleagues, and med student Shapiro Fellows
  • Engages in local, national and international partnership and initiatives
  • Provides hours of policy and innovation leadership within the health and social sectors

Every donation ensures our work with passionate learners, overwhelmed patients and families, and committed industry partners can continue.  And that means you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of people navigating the healthcare system right now…

…and decades from now.

The challenges facing our healthcare system are massive. But we can solve them by working together!

Thanks to our hundreds of donors!  We are proud to be people powered!

Your partnerships makes a difference!

LGBTQ+ Health Justice Fund

After a wildly successful two-year pilot, we have officially launching a dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Justice program!

Your support is vital as this program does not rely on state funds.


For more info contact Director Sarah Davis at!

Gifts are received on our behalf by the UW Foundation, the official gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its affiliates.  The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with the EIN#39-0743975.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Because the need for quality care is universal, your support of our advocacy fund ensures we continue to offer free high quality advocacy services to hundreds  of families each year!

Give to the CPP Advocacy Fund

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To honor our visionary founder Meg Gaines we created a special Innovation Fund to ensure that our work continues with the same innovative spirit Meg brought to it.

Give to the CPP Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund supports new pilot programing and system change efforts!

ways to give

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Make your monthly, annual, or one-time gift online through the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Give online

By Check

Please make your check payable to Center for Patient Partnerships and send to:

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

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Get in touch

Director Sarah Davis welcomes the opportunity to connect with you about giving opportunities. Please get in touch! or 608-265-0906.

At the Center for Patient Partnerships, keeping our doors open is a high-stakes project. For many of our clients, our counsel gives much-needed hope in the face of severe illness. Your monthly donation generates reliable income we use to help patients of all backgrounds, free of charge. It’s the easiest way to give and ensure ongoing support for the Center, and you can opt-out at any time.

two women having a conversationYour annual support is vital to sustaining the Center’s core mission.  Gifts to annual funds provide flexible resources to support Center priorities, including attracting and retaining talented faculty and providing as many slots as possible to undergraduate and graduate learners.

Capitol from the lakeAt the leadership level of giving, you make a commitment to the Center for Patient Partnerships—and we make a commitment to you. As a Leadership supporter, you will receive exclusive communication from our director, advance notice of publications and Center news, invitations to special events, and recognition in our annual report and on our website.

When you make a leadership gift to the Center, you are also recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in its giving societies. Learn more about qualifying gifts through the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Gifts that qualify for naming opportunities are a lasting way to impact our clients, students and faculty. A named gift can serve as a tribute to a loved one, or it can demonstrate your own investment in the future of health care. Naming opportunities are available for endowed scholarships, endowed chairs, and other unrestricted endowments. There is also an opportunity available to name the Center itself after you, your family, or loved one.

For more information, please begin the conversation by contacting Co-Director Sarah at or 608-265-0906.

Honor gifts are an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion—a birthday, anniversary, wedding or a friend’s courage in the face of life-threatening illness. A memorial gift helps honor a loved one’s memory by supporting important, practical work. The perfect tribute to a life well-lived. When a memorial or honor gift is received, the Center will send a letter to the person or family indicated (if a mailing or email address is provided) notifying them of your thoughtful donation.

man opening door of housePlanned giving integrates your charitable gift into your overall financial, tax, and estate planning to maximize benefits both to you and to the Center for Patient Partnerships. Through planned giving, you can multiply the effect of your gift.

Deferred gifts are those that are made in the present and received by the Center in the future. Some deferred gifts are straightforward, such as a bequest. Others are more complex, providing current tax benefits as well as income for the donor, a beneficiary, or both. You can help ensure the future success of the Center for Patient Partnerships while leaving your legacy through planning your gift today.