Creating equity. Building opportunity. For all Madison public school students.
All students deserve an equal chance to thrive.
High-quality public education should open up possibilities to all students. That’s why we work on behalf of the Madison Metropolitan School District and its teachers. We’re here to ensure our schools continue to progress through new programs and experiences that create an equitable, promising future for our students and the community.
We take our role of financial stewardship seriously. We approach our decision-making with the utmost responsibility and respect for the generosity of community gifts and partnerships.
The Foundation raises private funds, develops community partnerships and advocates for Madison’s public schools, students and teachers.
In part, through our mission and commitment, Madison will have excellent, well-funded public schools in which learning is celebrated and all students graduate ready for college, career and community involvement.
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A team dedicated to delivering on our promise.
With a depth and breadth of experience, coupled with a deep passion for the power of public education, our staff works tirelessly to ensure any gift you make has a direct impact on students’ lives.
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Looking to drive progress right here, in Madison? That’s what we do. Join our team and become part of something selfless: Creating amazing opportunities for students throughout Madison that they’ll carry into their future.
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Wayne Harris, CEO, 6AM Marketing, Adopt-a-School partner
Two-plus decades supporting public schools
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While our mission is grand, progress must be constant. Our community report sheds light on our top initiatives and gives you a clear view into how we’re improving opportunity for all students through programs, projects and advocacy.
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Madison West High School class of 1997 alumna Shana Dall’Osto is the executive director of Roots & Wings, a family foundation created in late 2019 with a special interest in funding nonprofits across four key categories: family safety, health, early learning, and basic needs. For Dall’Osto, it’s her dream job. Not only is the family…
This post was originally published on Madison.com on September 8, 2023. The requests aren’t extravagant. Child scissors. Painter’s tape. Pocket folders. Cheez-It crackers. Headphones. But all these things are essential parts of a successful classroom, and buying them can strain a teacher’s budget. That’s where the Teacher Support Network comes in. Last school year, $123,235…