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FMPS is Hiring a Development & Project Director for Any Given Child Madison

Summary of Major Responsibilities The Development & Project Director is responsible for securing significant support for the Any Given Child Madison (AGCM), a collective impact project with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), the City of Madison (CoM) and the …

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FMPS Awards More Than $80,000 to Support Innovative New Projects

The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, partnered with the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, awarded grants totaling $80,896 to schools and educators for the 2017-18 school year yesterday. These grants will support nine unique, staff-initiated projects …

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FMPS is Hiring a Development Manager for Community Schools

The Development Manager is responsible for securing significant support for one of the Madison Metropolitan School District’s highest priorities, the Community Schools Initiative. Our current Community Schools include Leopold and Mendota Elementary Schools. MMSD would like to expand by two …

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FMPS is Hiring a Development Assistant

  The Development Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to all Foundation staff with an emphasis on event-related activities. The Development Assistant reports to the Executive Director. This is a part-time position, 20-25 hours per week. Duties & Responsibilities …

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FMPS Awards Over $90,000 to 48 Schools

On Tuesday, the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools approved $90,332 for grants to 48 Madison schools to support creative and innovative projects that are not funded within the core school budget.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s School Endowment …

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Heinritz Named Executive Director of Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools

Melinda Heinritz has been named Executive Director of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, succeeding Stephanie Hayden who had been with the organization since 2011. Heinritz is currently the Strategic Partnerships Director at the Madison Community Foundation, where she oversees …

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FMPS Awards More Than $90,000 to Support Innovative New Projects

The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, partnered with the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, awarded grants totaling $92,000 to schools and educators for the 2016-17 school year yesterday. These grants will support four unique, staff-initiated projects …

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FMPS is Hiring an Executive Director

  In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools (FMPS), in order to help the organization achieve its short and long term goals. The Executive …

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FMPS Awards Over $86,000 to 50 Schools

Yesterday the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools approved $86,879 for grants to all 50 Madison schools to support creative and innovative projects that are not funded within the core school budget.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s School Endowment …

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FMPS Names New Board Members & Officers for 2015-16

Madison, Wis. – The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools (FMPS) is pleased to welcome Cathy Gillman, Jennifer Karlson, Malina Piontek, and Beth O’Callaghan, to its board of directors. “We are honored to welcome Cathy, Jennifer, Malina and Beth to our …

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