Support the ADF & BFI

"Information is the currency of democracy" —Thomas Jefferson

“Information is the currency of democracy” —Thomas Jefferson

Throughout their lives, students, the future leaders of the United States, will hear and read references to the founding principles of American democracy. To understand and assess those references—to understand debates about the meaning of liberty, equality, popular sovereignty, representation—students need grounding in the principles themselves.

Promoting the study of the ideas and ideals of American democracy is a cause worthy of support from all Americans, regardless of political persuasion.

Dick Uihlein

Dick Uihlein

The American Democracy Forum’s current programming is made possible by a generous gift from Dick Uihlein, founder and CEO of ULINE Shipping, and through the support of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History. Additional support comes from the Mosher Foundation and donors Sandy and Ginny MacNeil.

Make a Gift

The ADF Fund supports Forum activities including postdoctoral teaching and research fellowships, summer seminars for middle and high school teachers, conferences, speakers series, and undergraduate essay prizes. Give to this fund online.

If you prefer to make your gift by check, please make your check payable to the UW Foundation and send it to:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox PO Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Please indicate on the memo line that you wish your gift to go to the American Democracy Forum Fund. (Note: the UW Foundation’s bank is in Milwaukee; your contribution will be correctly routed to the ADF at UW–Madison.)

For more information on making a gift of securities or including the American Democracy Forum in your estate plans, please contact:

Stephen Wald
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue, PO Box 8860
Madison, WI 53708-8860

If you would like to discuss other support options for the American Democracy Forum, please contact John Coleman or John Zumbrunnen.