J-School raises $12,080 during Fill the Hill

Bucky Badger stands on Bascom Hill during Fill the Hill, long rows of lawn ornament flamingos stretching up the hill.

The 10th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Fill the Hill fundraiser was a huge success! For the third year in a row, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication raised the most amount of money and had the highest number of donors of any unit in the College of Letters and Science. 

Fill the Hill 2022 by the numbers:


Dollars raised for the J-School


Donors to the J-School


Percentage of dollars donated to the College of Letters & Science that came from the J-School


The year the Fill the Hill tradition was started

Putting the “FUN” in fundraiser

When flamingos took over Vilas Hall, our intern Makenna Erickson captured it all on video here.

Many alums and donors also enjoyed voting on this important issue:

Tweet from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication showing a graphic that features Stacy Forster, Mike Wagner, and Katy Culver photoshopped into large Flamingo mascot costumes with the question overhead, "Who Wore It Best?"

Thank you to our alums, friends of the school, faculty and staff for making this beloved Homecoming tradition one for the books!