The purpose of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Retirement Association (UWRA) is to promote the interests, health, and welfare of its members through a diverse program of activities and information, to facilitate their support of the University and the surrounding community through volunteer initiatives, and to maintain liaison with relevant University and community organizations.
The UW-Madison Retirement Association (UWRA) was created during 1997-98 by action of the Retirement Issues Committee (RIC) as the “Ad Hoc Retirement Association” with charge to perform the activities of the association and enable determination of interest. Joe Corry named as volunteer executive director. Office space and initial financial support provided by UW Foundation. In 1998-99 RIC officially approved a formal, long-term association is needed for UW-Madison retirees. RIC and the Retirement Association share a common purpose of improving retirement and retirement services for UW-Madison active and retired employes, and work collaboratively with related campus and community organizations.
UWRA is a 501c(4) organization, which serves the membership, not the public. It cannot solicit donations and was never intended to be an advocacy group. The association is governed by bylaws and operating procedures. Copies are posted on the UWRA website.
The first meeting of the Board of the association was held in May, 1999. Joe Corry served as the first Executive Director.
UWRA Executive Directors
The UW-Madison Retirement Association, organized in 1999 with 584 charter members. Many of those charter members are still members today.
Access to the list of charter members is restricted. Members must login into the website to view.