Stand By Jack – Madison College Foundation
Stand By Jack2022-06-23T10:10:52-06:00

Stand By Jack

The confidential Stand By Jack initiative was launched in response to the public’s lauding of Dr. Jack E. Daniels’ leadership in the South Madison area while raising critical funds to build the Madison College Goodman South Campus. The gifts from Stand By Jack support access to educational opportunities for promising low-income students.

Individuals, organizations and companies have committed to both Jack’s 50 Club, a commitment of at least $50,000, and the Stand By Jack program at other levels. The total giving now exceeds $1,000,000.

Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III Community Rooms

In response to community needs on the south side of Madison, Dr. Daniels boldly led the work to build the Goodman South Campus. The Campus, which opened for classes on September 3, 2019, has been widely praised for its inclusion, educational offerings, wrap-around services and uplifting environment.

Having a community space that is accessible to the South Madison Community was one of the key takeaways from an initial community survey when the Goodman South Campus project was launched. Dr. Daniels answered this request by ensuring that the Goodman South Campus was designed to reflect the South Madison culture and includes a space for public use.

The beautiful community rooms boast a capacity of an excess of 200 people and is available for community events. This space is frequently used by community organizations, particularly here in the South Madison corridor.

The Scholars of Promise program at Madison College provides low-income recent high school graduates in the Madison College district area the opportunity to attend Madison College with tuition and fees covered for up to 6 semesters. By removing financial barriers, Scholars of Promise is making our community’s college accessible to all students who meet program standards and are willing to commit to the program’s requirements. These students might not otherwise have been able to seek higher education. Promise students receive comprehensive academic, financial, and other campus wrap around services that enhance their college experience. The program also provides a pathway to a four-year degree at UW-Madison through the Promise-to-Promise partnership where tuition and fees are fully funded for two additional years.

We have included program statistics below.

WHEREAS, Dr. Jack E. Daniels, Ill has served as president of Madison College since 2013 and has led the reshaping of the college in responding to unique community needs and guiding the transformation of an institutional culture that practices and supports equity and inclusion; and
WHEREAS, he has led the development and launch of the Scholars of Promise program; and
WHEREAS, he has led the creation of the Early College STEM Academy, a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, and other districts; and
WHEREAS, he has led the successful campaign to establish the Goodman South Campus in 2018-2019 on Madison’s south side which has been widely praised for its inclusion, educational offerings, wrap-around services, and uplifting environment; and
WHEREAS, his leadership during the pandemic ensured that Madison College continued to provide world-class education in virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments that prioritized the safety of our staff, faculty and students without compromising academic rigors; and
WHEREAS, he has established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in June of 2020 to assist Black/African American students who are 25 years old or older to attend Madison College; and
WHEREAS, he has written an open letter denouncing racism in June 2020 where he bravely shared his personal experience and opinions; and
WHEREAS, he been a donor to many initiatives across the Madison College campuses; and
WHEREAS, the Community Rooms at the Goodman South Campus are now named, Jack E. Daniels, Ill Community Rooms; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Jack E. Daniels, Ill continues to influence the Madison College community through his generosity and service.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, on behalf of the residents of Madison, Wisconsin do hereby proclaim June 15, 2022 as Dr. Jack E. Daniels, Ill Day in the City of Madison.

WHEREAS; Dr. Jack E. Daniels III has served as president of Madison College since 2013, and has led the reshaping of the college by responding to unique community needs and guiding the transformation of an institutional culture that practices and supports equity and inclusion; and
WHEREAS; among his many accomplishments as president of Madison College, Dr. Jack E. Daniels III has led the development and launch of the Scholars of Promise program, the creation of the Early College STEM Academy, the establishment of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship to assist Black/African American students aged 25 years or older in attending Madison College, and the successful campaign to establish the Goodman South Campus on Madison’s South Side, which has been widely praised for its inclusion, educational offerings, wrap-around services, and uplifting environment; and
WHEREAS; in June 2020, Dr. Jack E. Daniels III also notably wrote an open letter to the Madison College community denouncing racism, in which he bravely shared his personal experiences and opinions; and
WHEREAS; Dr. Jack E. Daniels III has been a donor to numerous initiatives across the Madison College campuses, and his leadership throughout the coronavirus pandemic ensured that Madison College was able to continue to provide world-class education in virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments that prioritized the safety of staff, faculty, and students without compromising academic rigors; and
WHEREAS; on June 15, 2022, the Community Rooms at the Goodman South Campus will be named the “Jack E. Daniels III Community Rooms” in recognition of his countless contributions to and continued influence on the Madison College community through his generosity and service;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby commend Dr. Jack E. Daniels III for his dedicated service to the state of Wisconsin, and congratulate him on the naming of the Jack E. Daniels III Community Rooms.

You are invited to join this vision and honor Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III

wall photoThis is a group that stands by Jack and believes that together we can transform lives. As a community, we have the opportunity to leverage the work Jack has started and to make students’ educational dreams come true. Your gift fulfills the promise made to students.

Your gift will be recognized in the community room area as part of the Jack’s 50 Club recognition wall, pictured on the left.

Gifts are recognized in two tiers
Jack’s 50 Club donors give at least $50,000 to the Scholars of Promise Program.
Stand by Jack donors give at least $2,500 to the Scholars of Promise Program.

These gifts can be made as a one-time donation, or pledged for up to 5 years.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Stand by Jack project. If you would like to give above $2,500 or above $50,000 and be listed on the wall, please make sure you indicate exactly how you would like to be recognized. Please don’t hesitate to contact us as you consider this gift. We are happy to answer any questions and discuss all of the details.

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Jack’s 50 Club

Hannah-Mae and Yone Amuka
Anonymous
Ascendium
Diane Ballweg
Dave and Terri Beck-Engel
Lau and Bea Christensen
Dane County, administered by The Tamara D.Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion(OEI) Department
Mike and Lee Ann Dillis
First Business Bank
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
Rich and Mary Lynch
Madison College District Board & President’s Cabinet
Madison College Foundation Board & Foundation Staff
NeuGen, Inc.
Jack and Sarah Salzwedel
Tim and Lori Stadelman
Summit Credit Union
The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
The Madison Gas and Electric Company Foundation
The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation
The Parent Fund
Bill and Shela Westrate

Stand By Jack Donors

Dr. Keyimani Alford
Jon E. Anderson
Anonymous
Tim and Shawna Bartholow
Nēdra Bobo-Boyles and Royce Boyles
Dr. Russell Cannon and Dr. Shannon Cannon
Gordon and Gail Derzon
Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman
Wayne Harris
Hon. Frances Huntley-Cooper
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Maggie Porter Kratz and Jeremy Kratz
The Ludgate Family
Betty and Marshall Mennenga
MIG Commercial Real Estate
Kim and Mark Sponem
UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz