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Our sponsors drive community change.

Thanks to strong support from corporate partners who share our commitment to public education, we have evolved from providing nominal classroom grants to more equitable, reliable financial support for all 52 Madison schools.   

Visionary Sponsors

Innovator Sponsors

About the Program

Our Sponsor donors believe every student deserves an equal chance to succeed.  

The Madison Public Schools Foundation relies on the partnership and financial support of the greater Madison business community who believe in the potential of all students and understand the connection between strong schools and a strong local economy. Your investment will accelerate our impact and strengthen our efforts to:

  • Break down barriers standing between students and success
  • Design innovative solutions to meet our schools’ increasingly complex needs
  • Advance our advocacy work for improved K12 funding 
  • Have the capacity to support district priorities and referenda including the historic 2020 Vote Yes 2 Invest $350 Million campaign with projects at various stages of construction right now including a new elementary school.

“A high-quality public education is essential to developing the next generation of our workforce and leaders. We are happy to support Madison Public Schools and the Foundation in the vital work they do in providing a strong educational experience that supports the future of our community.”

Doug Witte, School Law Practice Group, Boardman Clark

What to Expect

Build a Pathway to Opportunity

When you become a Sponsor, we assure you that your gift will be put to work right away. We provide our Sponsor partners opportunities for employee engagement, exposure and promotion at events, and the chance to be featured in our newsletters and social media. You’ll be invited to our annual sponsor reception and social events where we will provide updates on our work.

A thriving school system needs the support of the community. Become a Schools Make Madison Sponsor!

All Sponsors create learning opportunities for students. See our current Sponsors and an overview of the giving levels below.

*Denotes Sponsors who are also active Adopt-a-School partners.

Visionary $25,000+ Per Year

BMO Harris

EZ Office Products


Madison Gas and Electric Company

Summit Credit Union*

Become a Visionary Sponsor

Innovator $10,000+ Per Year

National Guardian Life Insurance Company

WI State Journal / Madison.com

Become an Innovator Sponsor

Catalyst $5,000+ Per Year

American Family Insurance*

CUNA Mutual Group*

Custer Burish Financial Services

Exact Sciences*

Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin*

Stone House Development

Become a Catalyst Sponsor

Leader $2,500+ Per Year

Alliant Energy Foundation*

Boardman & Clark LLP

Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc.

Madison Investment Advisors


WEA Member Benefits*

Woodman’s Markets

WPS Charitable Foundation*

Become a Leader Sponsor

Steward $1,250+ Per Year

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Access Community Health Centers

American Girl*

Carlson Black O’Callaghan & Battenberg, LLP

Clasen Quality Chocolates

Demco, Inc.*

First Business Bank

Food Fight Restaurant Group

Lands’ End

Madison Community Foundation

Madison Teachers, Inc.

SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C.

The QTI Group

UW Health/UnityPoint Health – Meriter*

Wipfli, LLP

Become a Steward Sponsor

Featured Sponsors

District Alumni Making a Difference as Sponsors

Featured Sponsor

Helping women and youth create a secure financial future.

Kim Sponem, CEO of Summit Credit Union, understands how important financial education is to students’ long-term success. Through her leadership, Summit has helped create and lead programs that improve financial literacy in Madison’s public schools.

Featured Sponsor

Mentoring Madison’s youth.

Justin Cruz, a West High School alum, leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program at American Family Insurance. Wanting to take that knowledge to the community, he and American Family joined our Adopt-a-School program, giving staff the opportunity to work directly with students in our Madison.

Featured Sponsor

Paving a path for women in Madison.

Betty Harris Custer, a Madison Central High School alumna, considers her time at Madison’s public schools pivotal. Exposed to new ideas and people, she went on to become a top financial planner in what was a male-dominated industry.

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