We are grateful for your role in the Center for Patient Partnerships’ efforts to advocate for people and to influence broader change to fostering a stronger, person-centered healthcare ecosystem.  Today we offer several ways to target your support.

Please consider where your passion meets the needs of the world! 

Your support makes a difference.

Together we are powerful!

NEW LGBTQ+ Health Justice Fund.

After a wildly successful two-year pilot, that now includes a waitlist for our services, we are officially launching a dedicated LGBTQ+ Health Justice program!

We have an ongoing $5000 match challenge!   Your support is vital to meet this need – and EVERY dollar up to $5K is matched!


A dedicated program of the Center’s health justice clinic, it will pair UW-Madison law, policy, social work, and health science students with LGBTQ+ people.   Advocacy will include: fighting insurance companies; completing Power of Attorney for Healthcare paperwork; countering stigma in healthcare settings; and more.   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.

Your gift helps build the financial security we need to advocate for real change.  Please give today.


Your support of our advocacy fund ensures we continue to offer free high quality advocacy services to hundreds and hundreds of families each year.


Give to the CPP Advocacy Fund

With your help, we are providing the tools, education, and powerful patient stories needed to break down system barriers and fight compassionately for health justice.  Your contribution makes it possible for us to listen deeply to patients’ experiences through our action research and share change ideas with policymakers.

For more than two decades, we have trained future health care and social services professionals how to fight for their patients. With your support, we prepare emerging leaders to take on complexity.

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Our Innovation Fund.

Help us innovate!

To honor our visionary founder Meg Gaines, upon her retirement, 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.  Your partnership ensures that we continue to drive authentic patient-centered reforms—reframing how health care is taught, practiced, regulated, and funded.

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. Your gift helps us create innovative curricula and share our passion for advocacy, resulting in a transformative experience for our students and clients. Gifts to annual funds provide flexible resources to support Center priorities, including attracting and retaining talented faculty and providing scholarships to help the Center’s educational programs remain affordable.

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 co-directors, advance notice of publications and Center news, invitations to special events, and recognition in our annual report and on our website. We’re happy to work with you individually to invest your gift in the area of our mission that most excites you.

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.

Wisconsin law school building on Bascom HillGifts 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.