Celebrate our 50th anniversary and be an important part of our next 50 years of work. Your gift of $50 or more supports Wisconsin Humanities statewide programs for years to come.

NOW IS THE TIME: The first 50 new donors who donate $50 or more will receive a copy of the beautiful Love Wisconsin book full of stories of amazing individuals doing inspiring things in our state.


Make a gift today

Ensure that the humanities remain an integral part of Wisconsin life for years to come.


  • Give a one-time gift.
  • Make a recurring monthly payment:
  • If you give $10 or more each month, you will receive
    a copy of ‘Love Wisconsin: Stories from the Place We Call Home.’
    Click on one of the buttons below and select the first gift option, “Repeat this gift every month for the greatest impact.”


Annual Fund gifts help us innovate while sustaining our core mission.

Love Wisconsin gifts grow the project, connecting even more people through storytelling.

Ensure Wisconsin Humanities's future service to Wisconsin with a gift to this endowment fund.

If you prefer to mail a check, it can be made out to
Wisconsin Humanities and sent to:

→ 3801 Regent Street Suite 101, Madison, WI 53705.


Making More Possible

Having grown up on a farm, Jerry always felt strongly about making humanities projects accessible to rural communities.

Throughout his life, Jerry lived up to his commitment to expanding humanities efforts in Wisconsin. In 1972, he became one of the first board members of Wisconsin Humanities, helping to set the course for the coming decades.

Today, Jerry's ethic of service and his passion for Wisconsin are carried forward on our board by his son, John Viste. For the past five years, John has brought us his expertise in education and community development. From decades of work in the Middle East, to the work he accomplishes right here in Wisconsin, John has always understood the positive change communities can achieve through engagement with the humanities.

Much like his father, John also believes the world would not be complete without the humanities. It's one of the many reasons that he is still so involved in humanities work and contributes to the mission of Wisconsin Humanities.

He is especially excited about WH's new Community Powered initiative. "I think it's wonderful, and we need to do more of it," John says about the initiative.

Bequests & IRA Distributions

Ensure that your legacy lives on by including Wisconsin Humanities in your will. Please speak with your attorney about appropriate language. Or if you have an IRA and are at least 70½, you might enjoy the pleasure of giving today by making a qualified charitable distribution.

Consult your accountant regarding the tax benefits you could receive.

Call Gail Kohl at 608-265-5594 with any questions.