Partners and Funders

GalaLowRes048We are grateful for our many supporters who support both our current programming and future vision through the Building Futures Campaign.

Our partners in renovation of the new space (who will work closely with our participants during the construction to build their skills) are Faith Technologies, J.H. Findorff & Son, Kessenich’s, NAMI Construction and H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection.


The following organizations and businesses provided essential funding, partnership and/or in-kind donations to support Operation Fresh Start’s programs from 10/1/2016 – 9/30/17. We thank these community partners for the financial assistance, partnership, technical and in-kind resources they provided:

  • Adams Outdoor Advertising
  • Advanced Fastening Supply Inc
  • Alliant Energy Foundation
  • Alliant Energy Matching Gift Program
  • American Family Insurance
  • August Foundation
  • Bashford United Methodist Church
  • Caritas Foundation
  • Charles Vetzner Fund
  • City of Madison Community Development Division
  • Commonwealth Development
  • Construction and General Laborers Union Local 464
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Construction Labor Management Council of Greater Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Construction Training Inc.
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Courtier Foundation, Inc.
  • Cummings Christensen Family Foundation
  • CUNA Mutual Group Foundation
  • Custer Financial Services
  • Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation
  • Dane County Community Development Block Grant
  • Dane County Department of Human Services
  • Dane County Food Stamp Education and Training
  • Dane County Parks
  • Donald W. and Margaret W. Anderson Foundation
  • Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
  • Eppstein Uhen Foundation
  • Epic
  • Feldt Venture LLC
  • 4 Lakes Driving School
  • Forward Community Investments
  • Geier Homar & Roy, LLP
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates
  • Hann’s Christmas Tree Farm
  • Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
  • Helen and Jeffrey Mattox Passthrough Fund
  • IBEW Local Union 159
  • Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.
  • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Jaeckle Distributors
  • John E. Wall Family
  • LGM Alumni Association
  • Lands’ End
  • M3 Insurance Solutions Inc
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Madison Gas and Electric Foundation
  • Madison Rotary Foundation
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Magic Pebble Foundation
  • Megan’s Custom Framing
  • Meicher CPAs
  • Members First Credit Union
  • Merrill Lynch – Madison
  • MGROC
  • Milwaukee Valve Company
  • Monona State Bank
  • Morgan Stanley Foundation
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Nick and Judy Topitzes Foundation
  • Nimick Forbesway Foundation
  • North American Mechanical Inc.
  • North Central Group
  • Old National Bank
  • Park Towne Realty LLC
  • Red Arrow Productions
  • Robinson Brothers
  • Rural Mutual Insurance
  • SSM Health Care of WI
  • Stevens Design
  • Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Supranet
  • Theatre Lila
  • The Corps Network
  • The Cremer Foundation
  • The DeAtley Family Foundation
  • The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times
  • The QTI Group
  • The Vogel Foundation, Inc.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • United Way of Dane County
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • United Way of the Quad Cities Area
  • Urban Assets
  • Urban League of Greater Madison
  • US Bank Foundation
  • US Department of Labor
  • UW Health & Unity Health Insurance
  • Vicki Wagener Agency, LLC
  • West Bend Community Foundation
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Widder Family Fund
  • WI Partnership For Housing Development
  • Wilson Foundation
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Women of St. John’s
  • Workforce, Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
  • YouthBuild USA
  • YWCA of Dane County
  • Zendesk
  • Zion Lutheran Church

Please note, businesses and foundations listed are either program partners or donated a value of $250 or higher during the last fiscal year, October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. We apologize that we are not able to list everyone, even though we are grateful for each and every contribution. We couldn’t do it without the support of our entire community. At this time, we are not listing individuals who donate to Operation Fresh Start’s annual operating. Please let us know if this is important to you.  (Learn more about the Building Futures Capital Campaign and major campaign supporters here.)

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jill W. Pfeiffer at jpfeiffer@operationfreshstart.org or call 608-444-8095.