The MCPASD Education Foundation has received two significant pledges in the past two months. On Tuesday, the Education Foundation learned the Madison Gas and Electric Company Foundation has pledged $10,000 over the next two years to its endowment fund. MGE contributed $5,000 to the endowment this year, and will contribute $5,000 more in May 2013, according to Lynn Hobbie, a senior vice president and a director on the MGE Foundation board. In late March, HR Imaging pledged to give the Education Foundation $6,000 a year for a minimum of three years and up to five years. The first donation will…

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Recognizing the value of seeding an endowment fund for future learning enrichment, Sauk Trail’s PTA  became the first district parents organization to make a donation to the MCPASD Education Foundation. “This year we’ve donated money for playground equipment to build strong bodies, now we’re giving funding to provide strong minds,” said Carmen Bauer, Sauk Trail PTA president. “We’re please to make this gift and are excited about the Foundation with its many possibilities for unique learning opportunities for future classes.” The PTA made the donation at their board meeting in mid-April. Board of Education president Ellen Lindgren excitedly welcomed the…

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Jason Warholic was named the winner of the MCPASD Education Foundation Logo Contest. Warholic will receive a check for $500 for his winning entry. His design will be used as the foundation’s logo on brochures and letterhead and in any branding the organization does, Education Foundation Specialist Perry Hibner said. A crowd of nearly 30, including many of the Education Foundation board of directors, attended a reception on Thursday night at Electronic Theatre Controls, 3031 Pleasant View Road. Pictures from the reception are available on the district’s Facebook page. Hibner was hoping for a slightly bigger crowd. He heard from a…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation recently received two financial gifts. The Norweb Foundation provided a $250 check to the foundation in December. The gift was solicited by Elizabeth Norweb Greer. Her husband, Jim, is a Board of Education member in Area I who was elected to the Board in 2010. Greer presented an oversized version of the check to Superintendent Don Johnson at the Jan. 9 School Board meeting. Summit Credit Union donated $100 to the foundation in late December through its Pay It Forward Program, which has contributed more than $21,000 to the community. The Norweb Foundation is a private…

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NOV. 23, 2011: The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Education Foundation was awarded a Community Impact Challenge Grant from the Madison Community Foundation on Friday, Oct. 18. The grant is a 2-for-1 match. The school district has until Dec. 31, 2012 to raise $70,000. If it does, the Madison Community Foundation will provide a $35,000 grant to the MCPASD Education Foundation. “We have an incredible opportunity to partner with parents, community members, businesses, alumni and others through this grant,’’ MCPASD Superintendent Don Johnson said. “The Education Foundation is a fabulous organization to tap into resources and enhance and expand opportunities for…

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