MCF Leaders Past & Present are joining MCF's 75th Anniversary Legacy Challenge (L to R): Carol Toussaint, Kathleen Woit, Bob Sorge, Jane Coleman

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society honors people who are committed to the causes they care about and the community they love by naming Madison Community Foundation in their will or estate plan.

Establishing a planned gift and personal legacy of giving is easy. MCF offers many ways to give and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the option that’s right for you. To learn more about ways of giving through your will or estate – and the impacts you can make with your future gift – visit our Gift & Estate Planning page. 


75th Legacy Society Campaign Challenge

During our anniversary year, we’ve set an ambitious goal to welcome 75 new members to our Legacy Society – 75 people who will impact causes and their community through charitable giving for generations to come. Legacy giving is one of the powerful ways people can make a lasting difference for the future.

“This is about bringing people together to support a community they love," says president Bob Sorge. "They want to see the greater Madison area prosper and they can leave a legacy to make that happen."

$1,000 Matching Gift Opportunity!

Your new legacy commitment, made during our anniversary year, will be honored with a $1,000 gift in your name to MCF’s Community Impact Fund – our single largest source of grantmaking within the community. This special opportunity is made possible by a member of our Board of Governors. 

  • Is Madison Community Foundation already included in your estate plan?

  • Would you like to make the work of Madison Community Foundation and your favorite causes part of your legacy?

Let us know by returning this confidential Statement of Intent [PDF] so we understand the impact you plan to make with your gift. Information you provide is not legally binding and may be changed at any time in the future.

I think of my legacy gift as paying it forward. What better way to enhance the future of the city that has given me such a wonderful life?"

– Jane Coleman, donor, Legacy Society member

Learn More About Leaving a Legacy