Annual Staff Giving Campaign

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“My Grandma Alice always said, ‘you don’t have to look far to see someone worse off than you.’  In other words, look outside yourself and share your good fortunate with others.  I give to the Madison College Foundation to honor that lesson, and to help ensure that our students and future students get the helping hand they need, and the chance they deserve.”

Turina Bakken, Associate Vice President, Learner Success

Employee Giving Campaign FAQs  Make a Gift    

Why should I give?                                                                         

As faculty and staff, we believe that our work here at Madison College shapes the lives of our students and strengthens our community. We believe the impact we make empowers our students to realize their dreams.  We believe in the value of what we do. 

Giving back to Madison College through our annual campaign is an opportunity to affirm this belief in our important work. 

Your gift is important, regardless of size or the program you choose to support. When those of us closest to the college show our pride and dedication with a financial gift, it demonstrates to alumni and others that Madison College is worthy of their support too.  

How do I give?

Every gift is greatly appreciated.  When you choose to make yours, it should be as convenient as possible.  You can select from several giving methods.  Choose what works for you.

Via payroll deduction

Many college employees find it easiest to give via payroll deduction. A gift of $5, $10, or $20 per pay period really adds up.  To give via payroll deduction, please print Employee Giving Form (PDF 78KB) and send it to the Foundation via inter office mail. 


Visit our website and follow the instructions there to make your gift.

By Phone

You can call the Madison College Foundation at (608)246-6441 to make a gift by credit card or just to ask any questions you may have.

In Person

Feel free to stop by The Foundation Centre, 3591 Anderson St, Suite 203A where we would be pleased to process your gift by cash, check, or credit card. 

Where can I designate my gift?

You may designate your gift to one or more of the following categories:

  • Madison College Forward Fund (Enables the College to respond to emerging needs.)
  • Scholarships (Helps students achieve their career dreams.)
  • Campus Funds (Benefits a regional campus and its students.)
  • Program Funds (Supports a specific program or opportunity of your choosing.)

Where is my gift needed most?

When you select the Madison College Forward Fund as your giving preference, your unrestricted gift allows the Madison College Foundation to address critical unmet funding needs. A gift to this fund provides the greatest flexibility to deliver funding to Madison College and provide community outreach.

Madison College has a long tradition of providing education that keeps pace with the changing workforce needs of our community.  Giving to the Forward Fund ensures Madison College will have the resources to continue this tradition.

Is a contribution to the Employee Annual Giving Campaign tax deductible?

Yes. A gift to the campaign will receive a charitable income tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations. You will receive acknowledgment and documentation of your gifts by mail in January.

Can I make a gift in someone’s honor or in memory of someone special to me?

The Annual Giving Campaign is a great opportunity to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special to you. At your direction, we can send notice of your gift to the honoree or family members of your choice. You may consider directing your gift to one of our many funds established in honor, or in memory of Madison College employees, retirees, alumni and students.