The Madison Foundation, a community organization that supports local nonprofits, is encouraging residents to nominate a “hero volunteer” as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. The winning volunteer will receive a $2,500 check in recognition of their efforts to make the community a better place. Since its founding in June 1996, the foundation has given away in excess of $1 million in support of the town’s social, cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational needs.
“Volunteers perform many essential functions at local nonprofits and make immeasurable contributions to our community,” said Foundation Board President Peter Roos. “We hope to raise awareness of the vital roles performed by selfless volunteers and encourage others to give their time to the nonprofits they support.”
Twenty-five years ago, the five founding families of The Madison Foundation gave generously of their time and money with the goal of creating a permanent source of funding for Madison’s charitable efforts. Today, the foundation manages more than $1.8 million spread across 48 endowed funds. It fulfills its mission of making Madison a better place for all residents by connecting donors who care with causes that matter.
The Madison Foundation will announce a hero volunteer from those nominated at a following its monthly meeting in November. A $2,500 donation will be made to a local charity chosen by the winner. To nominate a volunteer hero, visit the foundation’s website www.themadisonfoundation.org and fill out the information. Nominations must be received by Oct. 30.