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 provide essential funding, partnership and/or in-kind donations to support Operation Fresh Start’s programs and Building Futures Capital Campaign. We thank these community partners for the financial assistance, partnership, technical and in-kind resources they provide:

  • Adams Outdoor Advertising
  • 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
  • Epic
  • Feldt Venture LLC
  • Forward Community Investments
  • Geier Homar & Roy, LLP
  • 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.
  • John E. Wall Family
  • Lands’ End
  • M3 Insurance Solutions Inc
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Madison Gas and Electric Foundation
  • Madison Rotary Foundation
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Megan’s Custom Framing
  • Meicher CPAs
  • Merrill Lynch – Madison
  • MGROC
  • Milwaukee Valve Company
  • Monona State Bank
  • Morgan Stanley Foundation
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Nimick Forbesway Foundation
  • North American Mechanical Inc.
  • North Central Group
  • Park Towne Realty LLC
  • Red Arrow Productions
  • Robinson Brothers
  • Stevens Design
  • Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Theatre Lila
  • The Corps Network
  • The Cremer Foundation
  • The DeAtley Family Foundation
  • The QTI Group
  • The Vogel Foundation, Inc.
  • 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
  • Widder Family Fund
  • WI Partnership For Housing Development
  • Wilson Foundation
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Workforce, Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Women of St. John’s
  • 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 first six months of this fiscal year, October 1, 2016 – April 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. 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.