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The Madison Rotary Foundation’s Annual Community Grants Campaign Runs Through January 15, 2021 


ELLSWORTH BROWN chairs this year’s Community Grants Campaign and has this to say:
In times like these, everything changes everything, challenging Madison Rotary to respond to community needs we never anticipated, adjustments for which we were not prepared, and actions we never considered.

We have a long tradition of providing funds for direct support of children who through no fault of their own are in critical need of food, shelter, clothing and health care services, and childcare. Our Club strengthens the safety net that is now stretched beyond precedent.

Same campaign, new name: To highlight our role, the Board has changed the name of our Annual Fund Drive to the Community Grants Campaign, since all of its funds are distributed to recipients in March. We have the opportunity and the obligation to be a lifeline. The Community Grants Committee will once again work hard to assess the needs of the most vulnerable and provide much-needed support.

This frames the goal of this year’s Campaign and the urgency of your support. In recognition of our Club’s current membership size, its own budget adjustments, and the number of members’ organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, that have been hit hard by current circumstances, we have set this year’s goal at $110,000, down about 20% from last year, with the assumption that the generosity of those who can give will rise above last year’s efforts.

During the campaign, we will highlight the good work that resulted from our fund drive to show that we merit your strong support. The Community Grants Campaign runs from October 14 to January 15. With your generous support, we can reach our goal. With your stretched support, we can exceed it, demonstrating our commitment to those who need us most in this challenging time of change. From one Rotarian to another, thank you in advance for your support!

Here is a link to this year’s Community Grants Campaign Pledge Form.

  • Fill out the pledge form, and send it to the Rotary office at 2 S. Carroll St., Ste. 255, Madison, WI 53703 or
  • Use our online contribution option to pay via PayPal or your debit or credit card: Click Online PayPal Option or
  • Simply call our office at 608-255-9164 to make a contribution using your credit card (Visa or Mastercard only)

To date we have raised $136,590.92. Thank you!

Our thanks to the following members who have made contributions to this year’s Community Grants Campaign:
Johanna Allex
Sharyn Alden
Moses Altsech
Maria Alvarez Stroud
Terry Anderson
Deb Archer
Tony Arneson
Allen Arntsen
Juli Aulik
Linda Baldwin
Megan Ballard
Ted Ballweg
Angela Bartell
Jeff Bartell
Virginia Bartelt
James Bartzen
Brian Basken
Dave Baskerville
Herman Baumann
Sean Baxter
Christine Beatty
Donna Beestman
Darrell Behnke
Jason Beren
Charlie Berthoud
Debbie Biddle
Dave Billing
Ben Blagogee
John Braden
Dewey Bredeson
Joyce Bromley
Ellsworth Brown
Joanna Burish
Frank Byrne
Kaleem Caire
Bob Calder
Ellen Carlson
Tom Carroll
Martha Casey
Mike Casey
Reena Chandra Rajpal
Grace Chosy
Jim Christensen
Pete Christianson
Mark Clear
Jim Cole
Joan Collins
Tim Conroy
Dana Corbett
Ted Crabb
Mike Crane
Dawn Crim
Debra Cronmiller
Jeannie Cullen Schultz
Nelson Cummings
Nick Curran
Matt Darga
Tom DeChant
Cheryl DeMars
Sara DeTienne
Londa Dewey
Doug Dittmann
Linda Dolezalek
Chuck Dorgan
Dave Edinger
Stephen Ehlke
Chuck Eliott
Mike Engelberger
Harry Engstrom
Vikki Enright
Richard Entenmann
Sara Eskrich
Kristine Euclide
John Everitt
Diane Everson
Dave Ewanowski
Paul Fanlund
Bob Fanning
Dick Fayram
Rock Flowers
Scott Forester
Boris Frank
Heidi Frankson
Mike Franzen
Bridget Fraser
Jac Garner
Roberta Gassman
Sandy Gehler
Jessica Giesen
Dick Goldberg
Bob Graebner
Tara Grays
Dan Guinn
Pat Guttenberg
Reed Hall
Jim Hamre
Larry Hands
Ernie Hanson
Lew Harned
Darin Harris
Justin Hart
Ralph Hawley
Terry Heinrichs
Don Helfrecht
Perry Henderson
Malorie Hepner
Jorge Hidalgo
Loretta Himmelsbach
Mike Hoesly
Kevin Hoffman
Paul Hoffmann
Vicki Holschuh
Dori Hosek
Bradley Hutter
Jason Ilstrup
Stan Inhorn
Ron Janhke
Jenni Jeffress
Pat Jenkins
Roth Judd
Andrea Kaminski
Sharyl Kato
Valerie Kazamias
George Keehn
Karen Kendrick-Hands
Elizabeth Kirchstein
Carol Koby
Kendall Kolb
Jim Krueger
Larry Larrabee
Dan Larson
Rich Leffler
Peggy Lescrenier
Ross Levine
Stu Levitan
Marv Levy
Joe Loehnis
Dick Lovell
Phyllis Lovrien
Anne Lucke
Ron Luskin
Rich Lynch
Anita Mahamed
Patrick Marsden
Michael May
Mike McKay
Charles McLimans
Joe McNeil
Regina Millner
Oscar Mireles
Elaine Mischler
Steve Mixtacki
Renee Moe
Dave Mollenhoff
Mark Moody
Tom Mooney
Sandy Morales
Donna Moreland
Tim Muldowney
Dean Nelson
Stacy Nemeth
Ann Neviaser
Mary O’Brien
Mary Ellen O’Brien
Casey Oelkers
Paul Olsen
Dick Olson
Janine O’Rourke
Leslie Overton
Rebekah Pare
Dick Pearson
Laura Peck
Gary Peterson
Philip Petrowski
Ward Pike
Lester Pines
Kathy Poi
Tom Popp
Maggie Porter Kratz
Melanie Ramey
Paul Ranola
Tim Reilley
Valerie Renk
Joy Rice
Chris Rich
Leigh Richardson
Gerry Ring
Victor Rodriguez
Linn Roth
Mary Rouse
Jim Ruhly
Haley Saalsaa Miller
Majid Sarmadi
Jen Savino
Lee Schwartz
Kay Schwichtenberg
Gail Selk
Jenny Sereno
Lynne Sexten
Bob Shumaker
John Sims
Bobbie Sladky
Kathryn Smith
Don Snyder
Bob Sorge
Wes Sparkman
Tim Stadelman
Dave Stark
Becky Steinhoff
Ernie Stetenfeld
Walt Stewart
Vicky Strobel
Scott Strong
Martha Sullivan
Jim Taylor
Jeff Tews
Jerry Thain
Karla Thennes
Mary Thompson
Ron Thorstad
Jeff Ticknor
Gregg Tipple
Nick Topitzes
Carol Toussaint
Gary Tree
Carole Trone
Charles Tubbs
Jon Udell
Rob Van den Berg
Alex Vitanye
Martha Vukelich-Austin
Tom Walker
Ellis Waller
Jane Wegenke
Frank Weinhold
Jennifer Weitzman
Karl Wellensiek
Bruce Westervelt
Mark Westover
Amanda White
Bill White
Tripp Widder
Barb Wiley
Mary Pat Williams
Mike Wilson
Bob Winding
Cheryl Wittke
Gary Wolter
Nancy Young
Ken Yuska
Bill Zeinemann
Joan Ziegler
Nan Zimdars