Kari Mueller

  • New Network Offers a Place for Alumni and Supporters to Reconnect and Contribute

    madison-public-schools-alumniThose who have attended Madison's public schools know that our school community is a special place. It means something to have graduated from East, West, Memorial, La Follette, Shabazz, Capital High or Central.

    As an alum, you can make a big impact on the lives of current Madison public schools students by giving your time, talents or treasure. We need your help to ensure a bright future for the next generation of learners.

    That is why the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools is so excited to launch the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network in mid-2020. This network is a new community that will allow our alumni to stay up-to-date with exciting news and find meaningful ways to engage and support students. Those that join the network will have regular access to news, volunteer opportunities, special events and an alumni directory of active users.

    Madison public schools alumni, MMSD employees, supporters and friends of the District are encouraged to join the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network to receive monthly emails with the latest news on District and Foundation initiatives and events, student success stories, and alumni profiles. There is also the ability for those that join to add their names to the online directory, created to enable our alumni community to more easily connect with one another.

    This community will empower you to stay in touch with old friends, classmates or colleagues, learn about how you can help students in those halls to today and get regular updates on all the exciting things happening in Madison's public schools. We ask that you engage in this network and help ensure a lasting legacy for Madison's public schools and the students it serves—both now and in the future. We'll share more about how you can do just that in the weeks and months to come!

    We also invite you to take an interest survey to provide feedback on the types of information that is valued within the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network. We are excited to get started and look forward to growing our relationship with all who are invested in the continued success of our schools, students and community.

    The Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network is being launched by the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, the go-to partner to the Madison Metropolitan School District, connecting the community in support of our public schools. Since its founding in 2001, the Foundation has given over $20 million back to Madison's public schools through endowments, programs, and funding of novel school-based initiatives.

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    Meet the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

    27,000 Scholars. 50 Schools. ONE Foundation. Infinite Potential. 

    We are the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, and we believe that every child deserves a high quality, equitable education. We know that Schools Make Madison, and we are here as the go-to partner connecting the community in support of our public schools. Since our founding in 2001, the Foundation has given over $20 million back to our public schools through endowments, programs and funding of novel school-based initiatives. Our capacity to give relies on strong community support for our managed funds (over 170 total), our support services and our community partnership programs.

    We have launched the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network in an effort to connect a portion of our estimated 80,000 plus living alumni with fellow alumni, faculty, students and staff, facilitating the delivery of a wide array of resources: intellectual, academic, career, collegiate, networking, and philanthropic. This effort is made possible with generous support from the Madison Community Foundation and the Nimick Forbesway Foundation. The alumni network will play an important role in building a thriving community for all residents, brining together people from around Madison, the state and country with opportunities to invest in one of our community's most important assets: the future potential of our school children. See how the Foundation is working in partnership with MMSD and high school alumni groups to build the network.

    To learn more about the Foundation, we invite you to visit us online at SchoolsMakeMadison.org, explore our latest Report to the Community, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter - @Schoolsmakemsn.

    Connect with the Foundation Today!

    We know that Madison’s future depends upon today’s investment in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. Get to know us in our mission to help ensure that every MMSD public school is a place where every scholar can thrive.


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    We invite all alumni and friends of Madison’s Public Schools to join the network, with no membership contribution required. Enter your information below to start receiving information about alumni network events, news, volunteer opportunities and more.

    In the spirit of giving back, please consider becoming a Contributing Member of the Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network. Your contribution will not only help to sustain a multitude of programs and services for students, alumni and friends, but will also provide access to exclusive member benefits.

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