Guests:  Bob Sorge, President, Madison Community Foundation;  Diane Ballweg, Chair, Madison Community Foundation Board

During this season of giving, we celebrate the years of giving – 75 to be exact – that the Madison Community Foundation has contributed to the past, present, and future of Greater Madison.  As the Madison Community Foundation has grown over the years, contributing to the fabric of our community, the MCF is marking its 75th anniversary year by looking to the future and awarding 12 major gifts totaling nearly $1 million through May 2018.

On this program, Bob Sorge and Diane Ballweg reflect on what the Madison Community Foundation has meant to Greater Madison and give us a glimpse into the vision the grants will fulfill.  Eight of the 12 grants have been announced from # 1 – the transformation of the Nolan Waterfront to # 8 – Mad About Bikes.

Included in the expansion of Madison’s vibrant biking culture is a 1,000 bicycle giveaway, supporting Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison. The public collection day of gently-used bikes is 9am-1pm Saturday, January 13, at select SSM Health Dean Medical Group locations.

For more information on giving, including the new Greater Madison nonprofit directory and tax implications on charitable giving, go to