Thank you for considering a gift to the Social Justice for George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund. This will provide funding for the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship and be matched up to $10,000.
In a recent letter, Dr. Jack Daniels, III and Tammy Thayer wrote, “At Madison College, we are taking steps towards equity. The recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin is further indication of the need to make substantial and sustainable change to eradicate racism. It is our goal to create an environment where racial equity and respect of differences becomes woven into the fabric of our culture. We must continue to take action if we want to provide a learning environment that is fair, equitable and just.
With your gifts to the recently established George Floyd Memorial Scholarship, we have already awarded the inaugural scholarship for the fall 2020 semester to an African American woman in the nursing program. Black students over 25 are eligible to apply for this scholarship, creating an opportunity for those pursuing their educational dreams.
In addition to the existing George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund, a Madison College alum, Paul and his partner, Peter, contacted the Madison College Foundation to establish this endowed scholarship fund to honor George Floyd. Their vision is that the scholarships to support racial justice while honoring George Floyd will exist into perpetuity.
When they learned that an endowed fund requires a minimum balance of $20,000, Paul and Peter offered a $15,000 match gift to encourage others to give and to make it easier to meet the minimum threshold. If you are looking for a long-lasting way to make a difference and provide educational support for Black students in our community into the future, please consider making a gift.”
If you want to give by check, please make it payable to “Madison College Foundation” and write “Social Justice for George Floyd” on the memo line.
Checks can be mailed to:
DMB Community Bank
C/O Madison College Foundation
Attn.: Colleen Coyle
P.O. Box 419
De Forest, WI 53532