Help USM Thrive

Since the historic merger of three schools in 1964, University School of Milwaukee has become the finest independent school in the Milwaukee area, and the entire state of Wisconsin, while also being considered one of the top college preparatory schools in the country. Our community’s support of the school remains essential while planning for USM’s exciting future. Excellence does not happen by accident: it requires a steady infusion of time, talent, and financial resources.

USM's Advancement team has developed comprehensive fund-raising programs that enable every member of our community to make a difference through their financial support. The USM Fund and gifts to the school's endowment provide resources to offer outstanding educational opportunities, support faculty, and help families afford a USM education. 

The Advancement team is pleased to work with you to develop a gift plan, including estate planning opportunities, that fits your particular needs and interests.

Learn more about how you can make your best gift in support of University School of Milwaukee.

$30.7 million

Raised through the Our Common Bond capital campaign

$100 million

school endowment

$1.5 million

Raised annually by USM


Alumni nation-wide


of USM families give to the annual fund

Our Culture of Generosity

USM exists because of the support of our entire community. This commitment from our community allows us to carry out our mission of offering an exceptional PK-12 independent school education.

2022-23 Annual Report of Giving

As we reflect on the 2022-23 school year, we wish to recognize those who supported USM through various methods of giving. To each and every one of you, thank you.

University School of Milwaukee is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; USM’s tax ID #39-6076442.