The Madison Foundation (TMF) is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 challenge grant from the Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) to encourage community philanthropy. The GSB recently reported that, to celebrate their newly renovated Madison Branch, it will match all donations to The Madison Foundation—up to $10,000—through May 31, 2014.
The Madison Foundation exists to ensure that resources are available to meet the town’s needs as they arise—forever. Since its founding 16 years ago, TMF has invested nearly $1 million dollars into the community. However, these investments were only possible thanks to generous contributions over the years from donors who believe in its mission. The $10,000 challenge grant from GSB provides an exciting opportunity to double the impact of an individual gift to TMF.
A gift to TMF means that resources are always available to meet our town’s needs. As the town’s community foundation, TMF provides support to individuals and organizations that serve the community’s social, cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational needs. Recent grants include funding to Daniel Hand High School’s Art Department to augment existing programs and provide new opportunities for students to improve creative thinking; a Veterans Walk, including the Peter F. Dalton Memorial Bench and Gardens, in the center of town; an early literacy program at Scranton Library; and ongoing support to cover fuel shortages and other basic needs through Neighbor to Neighbor, an organization within The Madison Foundation.
Community members are encouraged to help TMF meet the $10,000 goal by making a tax-deductible contribution today to: The Madison Foundation, PO Box 466, Madison CT, 06443. Or donate on line atthemadisonfoundation.org.
Contact Nancy Gerson, Board President, at (203) 245-2796 with any questions or for more information.