The Education Foundation’s 2017 annual appeal has begun and more than 625 letters were sent earlier this month to individuals, families and businesses that have previously donated to the Foundation.

The Foundation has held an annual appeal for the past four years. The Foundation’s fundraising committee has set a goal to raise $20,000 and have at least 100 contributors as part of the 2017 campaign.

The Foundation raised more than $14,500 as part of its 2016 annual appeal, including a generous $5,000 match from Intuit.  Intuit has agreed to match up to $5,000 again this year.

“This is once again a great way for donors to see their contributions maximized,” Foundation board chair Courtney Ward-Reichard said. “We are very appreciative of Intuit’s support.”

Intuit creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

The Education Foundation was established in 2011. The Education Foundation has raised more than $250,000 for an endowment fund it has through Madison Community Foundation. The Foundation has also awarded more than $72,000 in inspirational grants since 2013 to District staff. Every MCPASD school has been awarded multiple grants.

If you didn’t receive a letter but would like to contribute, please use the PayPal donation on the right. If you would like to be added to the Foundation’s mailing list, contact Perry Hibner at