The MCPASD Education Foundation raised more than $28,000 in its 2017 annual appeal campaign, board president Courtney Ward-Reichard announced recently.
The amount is the most the Foundation has raised in the five years it has held an annual appeal. The previous record was a little more than $14,500, which was raised in 2016.
The appeal included a $5,000 match from Intuit, which creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Intuit also provided a $5,000 match in 2016.
The Foundation also received $5,000 in matching funds from former school board member and Foundation board member Ellen Lindgren and $5,000 from an anonymous donor. In all, nearly 90 families, individuals or businesses gave, a jump of nearly 25 percent over a year ago.
“We are so grateful to our many generous donors,” Ward-Reichard said. “The funds raised will fund inspiring experiences for students throughout our district. We are so excited to see grant applications from district staff later this spring.”
Donors to this year’s appeal who agreed to have their contribution publicized are listed below.
The Education Foundation was established in 2011. The Education Foundation has raised more than $250,000 for its general endowment fund. A second endowment fund was established in 2016 to help disadvantaged students, with a current balance of approximately $30,000. Both funds are held by the Madison Community Foundation.
Since 2013, the Foundation has awarded more than $72,000 in inspiration grants to teachers, students and staff. Every district school has been awarded multiple grants.
2017 Appeal Donors