Let’s Help Fill the Hill!

October 27, 2021

Fill the Hill is one of the most beloved traditions at UW-Madison. Each year, the famous pink lawn flamingos flock to Bascom Hill as part of a fundraising effort that brings campus lore to life in support of the university. Every flamingo on the hill represents a gift someone has made to the UW during this period. The growing flock represents the support of the extended Badger community, whose philanthropy plays a vital role in keeping the UW strong.

As we continue developing our advancement efforts, we are pleased to share that the Libraries will participate in WFAA’s annual Fill the Hill fundraiser. Each gift made between 5 p.m. on October 28 and 6 p.m. on October 29 is represented by an iconic pink lawn flamingo placed on Bascom Hill, reminiscent of the famous 1979 prank.

After last year’s campaign was held virtually due to the pandemic, it will be exciting to see Bascom Hill filled with flamingos once again over the next two days! Contributions made to the Libraries during Fill the Hill will support the Library Impact Fund.