J-School Raises Over $15,000 During Fill the Hill 2023

Fill the Hill returns this year from October 5–6. Save the date and support current J-School students!

You’ve done it again, Badgers!

The 11th anniversary of UW–Madison’s annual Fill the Hill fundraiser has come and gone and our J-School flock really soared together. It was a record-breaking fundraiser and we are beyond thankful for all of the gifts made to the J-School Annual Fund. So how successful were we? 

By the numbers:


annual Fill the Hill 


dollars raised for the J-School


donors contributed


percent increase over last year’s dollars raised for the J-School during Fill the Hill (we raised $12,080 in 2022)

How’d we do it?

The week before Fill the Hill, students, alumni and friends voted on which J-School professor they would most like to see wear a giant flamingo costume. Our audience spoke, and Professor Doug McLeod was chosen by 85 voters! 

Total votes: 

Stacy Forster: 84

Mike Wagner: 83

Katy Culver: 65

Doug McLeod: 85

Thank you to all of our J-School faculty and staff, students, alumni and friends for making this Fill the Hill event special! We are so grateful for your support!