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 10/1/2017 – 12/31/17. We thank these community partners for the financial assistance, partnership, technical and in-kind resources they provided:

  • Adams Outdoor Advertising
  • Alliant Energy Foundation
  • Alliant Energy Matching Gift Program
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
  • August Foundation
  • Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church
  • Brittingham Fund/Madison Trust
  • Charles Vetzner Fund
  • City of Madison Community Development Division
  • Commonwealth Development
  • Construction Labor Management Council of Greater Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Courtier Foundation, Inc.
  • 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
  • Entercom Madison
  • Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc.
  • Fastenal
  • Forward Community Investments
  • Friends of Indian Lake County Park
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates
  • Hann’s Christmas Tree Farm
  • Hot Soup, LLC., Hot Soup Two, LLC. (Sardine)
  • Ideal Builders Inc.
  • Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Matching Gift Program
  • Kurtz Family Fund
  • Lands’ End
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Madison Gas and Electric Foundation
  • Madison Rotary Foundation
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Magic Pebble Foundation
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Oscar Rennebohm Foundation
  • Roto-Rooter Sewer Service
  • SSM Health Care of WI
  • Stevens Design
  • Sub-Zero Wolf Foundation
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Support Broker Consultants, Inc.
  • 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 Vogel Foundation, Inc.
  • United Way of Dane County
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • United Way of the Quad Cities Area
  • Urban League of Greater Madison
  • US Bank Foundation
  • US Department of Labor
  • WI Partnership For Housing Development
  • Wilson Foundation
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Workforce, Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
  • YouthBuild USA
  • YWCA of Dane County

Please note, businesses and foundations listed are either program partners or donated a value of $250 or higher during the first quarter of this fiscal year, October 1, 2017 – December 31, 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.