Programs & Events

The Foundation joins together students, educators, parents, and community leaders to help transform the Madison public schools from great to extraordinary. Through innovative, creative, and promising grants, programs, and community partnerships, FMPS works to sustain and extend the excellence of Madison’s public schools, inspiring every student to excel.

Our programs include:


In May, the Foundation’s hosts our signature event, the Circle of Friends Luncheon. This event provides an opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s inspirational work to enrich our schools and provide life-changing opportunities for Madison’s students. Guests are moved by the stories highlighting how the Foundation positively impacts the lives of children in our public schools.

In 2015, the Foundation held the first annual Lip Sync for Schools. The event offers a fun and entertaining evening where community members come together to show their support of public education in Madison and the Foundation. Attendees enjoy lip sync battles between community leaders, as well as a photo booth and silent auction.