Ways to Give

You may choose how, when and in whatever amount you wish to make your gift in order to match your budget and giving objectives. Every gift is important and gratefully acknowledged with a tax receipt for your records.

The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, real estate and appreciated stock. Online giving with a credit card is easy and convenient.

You may designate your gift for a specific purpose including scholarships, faculty support, programs or facilities, or you may make an unrestricted gift to the Forward Fund. The Forward Fund distributes funds to areas of highest priority where they will have the greatest immediate impact.

How We Can Partner With Your Business

Strategic partnerships between business and Madison College offer significant benefits to both employers and students. The Madison College Foundation’s Development team is available to partner with companies to identify areas of mutual interest.

The development team can facilitate connection with the appropriate College department and help design a partnership program.

We encourage companies seeking to explore partnerships with Madison College to contact:

Bob Dinndorf

Executive Director Philanthropy



Kathleen O’Toole Smith

Senior Director Philanthropy



Scholarships help make a Madison College Education affordable to students who might not be able to attend school or who can only attend part-time and take longer to complete their programs. Scholarships also mean students can focus more time on their studies or participate in extracurricular activities that offer valuable volunteer, internship and leadership experience.

Scholarships also offer excellent opportunities for alumni to “pay it forward” by giving back to the College and supporting the next generation of students. 

Endowed scholarships can be named in honor of a loved one, family, teacher, graduation class year, corporation or the like.

School or Program Gifts

By establishing a permanent fund designated for programs or facilities, you help ensure that Madison College can make the ongoing upgrades necessary to provide state-of-the-art learning environments. 

Matching Gifts

Many local and national companies may match your charitable contributions through a matching gifts program.  Some employers may even double or triple your gift. Contact your personnel or human resources department who may be able to provide you with a form to initiate a matching gift.


The principal of your gift is invested and the earnings are used to provide student scholarships in perpetuity.

Naming Opportunities

The Madison College Foundation offers individuals, families, employers and corporations the opportunity to create a lasting legacy by naming endowed scholarships, capital projects or other unrestricted endowments.

A named endowment is not only a personal way to recognize and pay tribute to an individual or organization, it also supports students and projects far into the future.

For more information on naming opportunities in your specific area of interest, contact:

Bob Dinndorf

Executive Director Philanthropy



Kathleen O’Toole Smith

Senior Director Philanthropy


Gifts in Kind

Providing or purchasing equipment for technical programs offers students the exposure and experience they need to be competitive in the job market. 

Employee Giving

The Madison College Employee Giving Campaign is an annual college-wide opportunity to support scholarships, new program development, equipment upgrades, facility enhancements and student emergency assistance. Employees may choose to make a gift directly to their departments or make a general contribution. Every gift is a tangible symbol of belief in the College’s mission. Gifts may be made by payroll deduction, cash, or credit card.

Planned Gifts

Integrating charitable giving into your estate plan can maximize benefits both to you and to your favorite Madison College program. Some gifts are relatively simple, such as a bequest through your will. Other arrangements can be more complex, but can provide current tax benefits and income for the donor as well as other beneficiaries. Endowed funds can be established through a bequest as well.

Examples of how your gift can make an impact today include:

  • IRA Rollover
  • Real Estate
  • Lead Trust
  • Stocks, Bonds and other marketable securities
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Art Work
  • Vehicles
  • Equipment
  • Other Personal Property

Examples of how your gift can make an impact tomorrow include

  • Bequests of cash, securities and other property
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Accounts

Your gift planning today will help ensure the success of Madison College tomorrow. A few of the benefits of gift planning include

  • Reducing your income taxes
  • Avoiding capital-gains taxes
  • Increasing your spendable income
  • Receiving payments over your lifetime

The Madison College Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3)of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Audited financial statements are available upon request.  Staff of the Madison College Foundation do not provide legal or tax advice. The information provided here is general in nature and intended to illustrate some of the means of making a gift while accomplishing your financial objectives. Be sure to consult you legal and financial advisers regarding your specific circumstances.

To learn more about planned gifts contact Bob Dinndorf or 608-246-6440

College Projects

  • Tribute Gardens