Badgers United was formed by Wisconsin residents who recognize the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s great impact on our state, and the challenges it must overcome to continue delivering powerful results. We aren’t lobbyists or activists. We’re members of communities like yours who believe UW-Madison is the key to fueling our state’s economic engine.

We’re proud of what the University has done for Wisconsin residents, but we believe it’s time to turn our attention toward what is needed for future progress.

Meet Our Board

Peter Kies

Managing Director – Robert W. Baird
Milwaukee, WI

John Schaefer

Chairman & CEO – Fleet Farm
Rhinelander, WI

Bill Monfre

Former President & CEO – Quality Insulators
Shawano, WI

Meet Our Staff

Brian Hellmer

Executive Director

Pat Goss

Director of Government Relations

How We Make An Impact


Statewide educational organization formed to keep the present and future health of the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the front of public consciousness.
(501 c3 tax-exempt organization)

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