It’s a whole new way to ensure that Schools Make Madison. 

Pledge your multi-year commitment to support our public schools. Help ensure that each of our 50 schools is a place where every student can thrive. In the next decade, we can build even more supportive links between community and our schools, between scholars and resources. It will take a reliable, stable operating platform from which to launch innovative initiatives. It will take YOUR support!

Join our Schools Make Madison Champion donors

Become a Schools Make Madison Champion

Help ensure every school, every scholar thrives

Your gift today helps the graduates of tomorrow

Become a Champion for Madison's Public Schools

We believe that Schools Make Madison

The Champion Spirit of Giving

 “I was part of the Foundation from the beginning. I’m a big believer in our mission and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come. We continue to support teachers but now we have a great plan to deliver far more resources to our staff, our schools and our 27,000 students. I invite you to join the Schools Make Madison movement. Together we have the opportunity to invest in our public schools, the most important element of a thriving city for all of us who call Madison home. “ 

Elaine Lohr – Founder, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools

Become a Schools Make Madison Champion Today

Current champions have helped us secure over $320,000 in support already. Join us today as a Champion for our public schools! Schools Make Madison Champion donors commit to a minimum 4-year giving pledge, and are recognized at the following levels:

Graduates – $25,000 per year

Become a Graduate Champion

Your gift and commitment today will ensure scholar success tomorrow.

Start a Champions’ pledge form hereContact us to discuss your giving preferences. 

Thank you for being a Champion for our public schools!

Principals – $2,500 per year

Become a Principal Champion

Join current Principal level Champion donors – start a Champions’ pledge form here.  

Principal Champions

  • Carol and Peter Carstensen
  • Cathy and David Gilman
  • Melinda and Mark Heinritz
  • Melissa Auchard Scholz and Karl Scholz
  • Katie and Jay Sekelsky
  • Gisele Sutherland and Brett Thompson

Your Champions gift today will ensure scholar success tomorrow. Thank you!

Contact us to discuss your giving preferences.

Honor roll – $10,000 per year

Become an Honor Roll Champion

Your gift and commitment today will ensure scholar success tomorrow.

Start a Champions’ pledge form hereContact us to discuss your giving preferences. 

Thank you for being a Champion for our public schools!

Educators – $1,000 per year

Become an Educator Champion

Join current Educator level Champion donors – start a Champions’ pledge form here.  

Educator Champions

  • 1 Anonymous
  • Samantha Baruah
  • Laura and William Bird
  • Gordon and Gail Derzon
  • Fred and Beth Evert
  • Susan Goodwin and Alan Fish
  • Jennifer and John Hannon
  • Michael Hertting
  • Elaine Lohr
  • Marty Malloy
  • Elizabeth and Daniel O’Callaghan
  • Kevin and Cheryl O’Connor
  • Monica and John Pembroke
  • Charles and Helen Read
  • Allison and Jeff Reimann
  • Suzanne and Michael Swift
  • Jane and David Villa
  • Vukelich-Austin Family
  • Michael and Beth Walsh
  • Jessica and Jim Yehle

Your Champions gift today will ensure scholar success tomorrow. Thank you!

Contact us to discuss your giving preferences.

Leaders – $5,000 per year

Become a Leader Champion

Join current Leader level Champion donors – start a Champions’ pledge form here.  

Leader Champions

  • 1 Anonymous
  • Cummings Christensen Family Foundation
  • Betsy Huebel and Dave Silverberg
  • The Meanwell Legacy Fund
  • Joy C. Miller
  • Deb Neff and Kurt Sladky
  • Jeanne and Joe Silverberg

Your Champions gift today will ensure scholar success tomorrow. Thank you!

Contact us to discuss your giving preferences.

Scholars – $500 per year

Become an Scholar Champion

Join current Scholar level Champion donors – start a Champions’ pledge form here.  

Scholar Champions

  • Anne Arnesen
  • Matt and Clare Carlson
  • Jennifer Seeker Conroy
  • Suzanne Dove and Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez
  • Joseph and Joann Elder
  • Victoria and Tim Enright
  • Eloise Hein
  • Janel Heinrich
  • Howard and Judith Landsman
  • Beth Lehman
  • Jason and Kelly Misna
  • Kathryn Price
  • James and Tonya Prosser
  • Hailey Riggle
  • Mary Romolino
  • John and Shelly Van Note

Your Champions gift today will ensure scholar success tomorrow. Thank you!

Contact us to discuss your giving preferences.

We believe that Schools Make Madison

“Our community has the awesome opportunity to work together to support Madison public schools so that all of our scholars reach their potential. We are so fortunate to have the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools as our “go-to” partner. Because of the Foundation, our community has already so many ways to provide resources to us.

Working together, all of our elementary school students – including my scholars at Hawthorne Elementary School – will become the next generation of seniors graduating and going on to do great things. I believe that Schools Make Madison. Will you join me and Champion our Madison public schools?” 
–Beth Lehman, Principal, Hawthorne Elementary School, Schools Make Madison Champion donor