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Make a Gift Online

A quick and easy way to give! Support the Madison Public Schools Foundation right now with a gift online.

Donate Stock

If you are fortunate enough to own stock that has gone up in value since you purchased it, you may consider giving some or all of it to a charity close to your heart. This will not only help a good cause, but enable you to reap substantial tax savings.

Please notify the Madison Public Schools Foundation of your stock gift and the timing of the transfer. 

To get started, we request all financial institutions that are initiating DTC transfer of securities to the Madison Public Schools Foundation at First Business Investment Services to use the following instructions:

Firm: LPL Financial
Account Registration: Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
DTC Number: 0075
Account Number: 1052-4031

Address for First Business Investment Services:
            401 Charmany Drive
            Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 238-2608

Madison Public Schools Foundation Tax ID: 39-2043104

Contact for securities transfers:

Donna L. Faulkner
            Operations & Finance Director
            (608) 210-6906
            Email Donna here

Include the Foundation in Your Estate Plan

Contact us to include the Foundation in your estate planning.

Life Insurance

How to support the Foundation through your life insurance policy:

  • If policy premiums are complete, the Madison Public Schools Foundation can be named as beneficiary.
  • If premium payments are needed, irrevocably assign the insurance policy to the Foundation as the beneficiary. Then you can make annual tax-deductible contributions to cover the premium.

When making a beneficiary designation, use the following – Legal Name: Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc. Tax ID: 39-2043104.

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Mail a Check

To give by check, please mail to us at:
Madison Public Schools Foundation
2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 203
Madison, WI 53713

Please click here for an official Foundation giving form. This form allows flexibility in your giving options (naming a fund, honor/memorial) but is not required to mail a check.

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend a grant to the Foundation through a donor advised fund, using the following:
Legal Name: Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
Tax ID: 39-2043104.


In-Kind Donation

Making a non-monetary donation to the Foundation is a great way to give students the tools they need for success. Include a Gift-in-kind form with your donation.


IRA Charitable Rollover

 Make a gift directly from your IRA to support the Madison Public Schools Foundation (MPSF)!

If you are 70½ or older, you are eligible to make charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA. These gifts satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year and reduce your taxable income, all while allowing you to give pretax dollars to charity.

How to make an IRA rollover gift
Follow these simple steps:

1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to Madison Public Schools Foundation
2.  Provide the Foundation’s name, address and Federal Tax ID#:
          Madison Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
          2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 203
          Madison, Wisconsin 53713
          Federal  Tax  ID#:         39-2043104

3.  Your IRA funds will be transferred directly to the Foundation
4.  Contact FMPS to identify the fund/s you’d like to support or with questions:
Donna Faulkner
Operations & Finance Director
(608) 210-6906-7720
[email protected]

Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution
  • Reduce your taxable income / avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000/year
  • Avoid the 50% deduction limit on charitable gifts
  • Demonstrate your belief that Schools Make Madison by supporting the Foundation generally or a specific school, fund, project, or program!
Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

Contact us to review your retirement plan designations and include the Foundation today.

Give To Your Passion

With over 170 fund options, the Foundation offers something for everyone dedicated to supporting Madison’s public schools. Whether your passion lies in a particular school or grade level, the arts or math, innovative programs or technology, you’ll find it here.

The Foundation is committed to working with the community to support all 52 MMSD schools, regardless of ability to pay or existing culture of philanthropy. In order to sustain this service level and to maintain healthy, sustainable operations, the Foundation assesses a 10% equity fee on all restricted gifts.

Give Later

Support Madison’s public schools for generations to come by joining our Schools Make Madison Legacy Circle – a special recognition society that celebrates those individuals who have made a planned gift to the Foundation and Madison’s public schools.

Helen Boley Trust – A Legacy Leopold Elementary Will Never Forget

A generous legacy gift from the Helen Boley Estate has helped Aldo Leopold Elementary School complete a three-phase transformation of their library into a beautiful multi-purpose and forward-thinking space. Her gift conveys belief in the school’s potential to educate students, to support learning communities today and to shape the leaders and dreamers of tomorrow.

Already planned a gift to the Foundation? Join the Schools Make Madison Legacy Circle!

The Madison Public Schools Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. EIN- 39-2043104


“The Helen Boley Estate gift allows us to be creative and engage our community in planning for Leopold in ways that build community and develop trust among many stakeholders. Without this gift, we would not be able to engage in innovative thinking that is based on our equity vison and beliefs”


Peg Keeler, Leopold Elementary Principal 

Schools Make Madison Legacy Circle Members

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Jeff and Angela Bartell

Shirley W. Baum

Bonnie Bruce

The Helen Boley Estate

Alan and Karen Crossley

The Estate of Richard Linster

The Estate of Karen G. Gould

Sandra and David Gunderson

Mark P. and Melinda V. Heinritz

Mike Hertting

Howard and Judith Landsman

Elaine Lohr

Marvin and Patricia Meissen

Kathie J. Nichols

Pat Schiro

Joel Skornicka

Jack Sweeney and Jodi Bender Sweeney

Tripp and Nancy Widder

Larry Zanoni

Invest in MPSF

The Foundation helps Madison public schools focus on the task of educating our next generation of students, leaders and citizens by providing the support they need in fundraising and marketing. By investing in the Foundation, you allow us to focus on the work of promoting the schools and developing the resources to create and expand innovative programs the district needs.