Supporting our firm’s mission to create a lasting, positive impact
The Wipfli Foundation supports organizations that reflect our mission and that our associates are personally committed to.
Through an employee matching program, we support charities with a focus on:
- Human services
- Public/societal benefits
Each year, the foundation also supports scholarships, including the Mary T. Wylie Scholarship for women in accounting and the National Association of Black Accountants leadership program.
The foundation was formed in 2005 as part of an effort to give back to colleges and universities. At that time, the funds the foundation donated were primarily used to fund scholarships, purchase textbooks and, occasionally, support universities’ capital campaigns and endowed professorships. The program also provides an opportunity for the foundation to match donations from associates and retired partners to universities.
In 2020, the foundation expanded its focus to include a new emphasis on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through scholarships, leadership programs and campus programs.
In 2021, we refined and expanded the foundation’s mission to reflect our commitment to the communities we serve by creating an employee matching program for charitable organizations.
In recognition of urgent needs in our world, the foundation also occasionally offers to match associate donations to causes, such as to India during the height of the pandemic, and to Ukraine charities following the Russian invasion.
The foundation does not accept external requests for funding.
The fund is overseen by an elected board of directors, and the investments are managed by Wipfli Financial Advisors.
Wipfli Foundation board members