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:

  • A Fund For Women
  • Alliant Energy Foundation
  • Alliant Energy Matching Gift Program
  • Alvarado Family Foundation
  • American Family Insurance
  • Anchor Bank
  • August Foundation
  • Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • Badger Bus
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Bank of America United Way
  • Bayside Fund
  • Briarpatch
  • Charles Vetzner Fund
  • City of Madison Community Development Division
  • City of Madison Parks Department
  • Commonwealth Development
  • 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
  • Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation
  • Dane County Department of Human Services
  • Dane County Food Stamp Education and Training
  • Dane County Parks
  • Dean & St. Mary’s
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
  • Donald W. and Margaret W. Anderson Foundation
  • EMC Environmental Management Consulting, Inc.
  • Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
  • Epic
  • Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc.
  • Eppstein Uhen Foundation
  • First Choice Dental
  • Friends of Silverwood Park
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Grant Thornton LLC
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp
  • Hann’s Christmas Tree Farm
  • Helen and Jeffrey Mattox Passthrough Fund
  • Herb Kohl Philanthropies
  • Janus Galleries
  • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Lands’ End
  • LGM Alumni Association
  • M3 Insurance Solutions Inc
  • Madison Audubon Society
  • Madison College
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Madison Gas and Electric Foundation
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Magic Pebble Foundation
  • Matilda Ripley Passthrough Fund
  • Meicher CPAs
  • Members First Credit Union
  • Merrill Lynch – Madison
  • Meyer Family Fund
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Morgan Stanley Foundation
  • National Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • North Central Group
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • SSM Health Care of Wisconsin
  • Sardine
  • Second Harvest Foodbank
  • Sub-Zero Wolf Foundation
  • The Corps Network
  • The Cremer Foundation
  • The DeAtley Family Foundation
  • The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times
  • Theatre Lila
  • Thrivent Choice
  • Topitzes Family Passthrough Fund
  • United Way of Dane County
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • United Way of the Quad Cities Area
  • University of Wisconsin School of Social Work
  • Urban Assets
  • Urban League of Greater Madison
  • US Department of Labor
  • UW Health & Unity Health Insurance
  • WI Partnership For Housing Development
  • Wilson Foundation
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • 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 last fiscal year, October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. 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.