ABC Funds

FMPS’ ABC Funds provides schools the opportunity to fundraise without the accounting worries. Individual schools, groups such as a PTO or booster club, or even a group of individuals can create an ABC Fund for a special program or project that benefits students. The Foundation serves as the manager of the funds including acknowledging donors, ensuring proper accounting for gifts, distributing funds, and assisting with promotion of the fund. With the Foundation’s assistance, groups can focus on fundraising and leave the clerical work to us.

FMPS’ ABC Funds vary greatly based on the purpose and include anything from scholarships to capital projects. Through these funds, we have helped construct new playgrounds and renovate a school auditorium. Other ABC Funds have been used to support art and drama departments or improve students’ access to dental care. Funds can support a specific school or can be district-wide and address the needs of many students. An example of a district-wide fund is FMPS’ Breakfast Program Fund that provides breakfast for all Madison public school students who qualify for reduced-price lunch. ABC Funds present the opportunity to support a great variety of projects and improvements within Madison’s public schools and are a great way to get involved with the Foundation!

For more information about our ABC Funds or how you can establish one for your special project, contact Donna Faulkner at dfaulkner@fmps.org.

Donate to an ABC Fund today.

ABC Funds

Access to Opportunity Driver’s License Fund: supports eligible low-income high school students in the Madison Metropolitan School District in need of a driver’s license.

Adult Role Models in Science Fund: supports the Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) program’s work in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

Allis ALFA Fund: supports the Awesome Landscape for Frank Allis project.

American Indian Fund : supports the American Indian population within the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

Any Given Child Madison Fund: supports the Any Given Child Madison program.

Badger Rock Middle School Fund: this fund supports projects that enhance the excellence of Badger Rock Middle School.

Breakfast Program Fund: provides a free breakfast to children eligible for reduced meals in Madison’s public schools.

Classroom Action Research Program Fund: supports the MMSD Classroom Action Research Program.  (May receive royalty checks from SAGE Publications from book entitled Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action published in 2007 on occasion.)

Dr. Edward S. Holmes Legacy Scholarship Fund: supports two $500 scholarships (to a boy and a girl at West High School) annually who exhibit leadership, commitment to service and a belief in excellence in education.

East High Athletics Fund: established by John Olson, this fund supports athletics at East High School.

East High Capital Fund: supports projects and programs that enhance the excellence of East High School.

Falk Elementary School Capital Fund – supports projects that enhance the excellence of Falk Elementary School.

Friends of West High Drama Fund: supports drama at West High School.

Friends of West High Soccer Fund: supports soccer at West High School.

Gompers Growing Together Initiative: to provide financial support to the Gompers Growing Together Initiative.

Grow Our Own Principals Fund: provides professional development funding for MMSD principals.

Jefferson Middle Orchestra Fund: supports orchestra at Jefferson Middle School.

JMM Girls and Boys Swim & Dive Fund : equally supports the swim & dive teams at Memorial High School, including but is not limited to items such as suits/uniforms, capital improvements, and other equipment.

La Follette Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund: this fund supports scholarships for graduating LaFollette High School students.

La Follette High Capital Fund: established by Dan Koellen and Celeste Richards-Gannon (class of 1975), this fund supports capital projects that enhance the excellence of Robert M. LaFollette High School.

La Follette High Athletics Fund: established by John Olson, this fund supports athletics at LaFollette High School.

Language and Cultural Competence Fund: supports student achievement in the MMSD by offering participants opportunities to build linguistic skills and promote cross-cultural competence through community partnerships.  The programs offer parents and teachers the opportunity to improve academic language skills and culturally relevant practices.

Leopold Elementary School Fund: supports programs and projects at Leopold Elementary School.

Lowell Elementary Enrichment Fund: supports projects and activities that enhance the excellence of Lowell Elementary School.

LVM Capital Fund: supports projects and activities that enhance the excellence of Lowell Elementary School.

Madison East Study Abroad Fund: provides scholarships to Madison East High School students to enhance their learning through studying abroad.

Madison Elementary School Playground Fund: established Joel Skornika, this fund supports playgrounds at all Madison elementary schools.

Mary Kelley Scholarship Fund: supports up to three (3) $1,000 academic scholarships annually to graduating female athletes of East High School in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and who will be attending a Wisconsin university or college.

Matthew Court Memorial Music Fund: supports the Black Music Ensemble (BME) at East High School (may expand to other high schools in MMSD). 

Memorial High Athletics Fund: established by John Olson, this fund supports athletics at Memorial High School.

Memorial High Auditorium Fund: this fund supports improvements to the auditorium at James Madison Memorial High School.

Memorial High Capital Fund : this fund supports capital projects that enhance the excellence of James Madison Memorial High School.

Memorial High Visual Art Department Fund: established by the art teachers at Memorial High School, this fund supports the art department.

Midvale Grow Your World Fund: supports the building and/or refurbishing of the Midvale Elementary playground and other projects that support Midvale and/or Lincoln Elementary School.

MMSD Fine Arts Fund: this fund supports MMSD fine arts programs.

MMSD Full Service Community Schools Fund: supports the planning, development, implementation and/or evaluation of the full service schools, also known as community schools, strategy within Madison Metropolitan School District.

MMSD Planetarium Fund: supports the renovation and maintenance of the MMSD planetarium housed at Madison Memorial High School.

Muir Elementary Enrichment Fund : supports projects and activities that enhance the excellence of Muir Elementary School.

Murph and Ann Wolman Fund for Children: supports the immediate, urgent and short-term needs of students including clothing such as coats, boots, hats, mittens/gloves; eyeglasses; hearing aids; bus tickets; etc.  Prohibited uses include medical expenses; program or service expenses such as club fees, rent, utilities, eviction prevention, car repairs, etc.  Funds are disbursed through the MMSD school social workers.

Neighborhood Child Health Coalition Fund: this fund had been set up to help provide dental services through the Coalition which is no longer in existence.  The remaining funds will support transportation for students to receive dental care.

Personalized Pathways Fund : supports the Personalized Pathways program at the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

Raising the Bar – Healthy Choices in Madison Schools Fund: provides funding for healthy, fresh food bars in all schools.

Randall School – Olive Jones Park Fund: supports playground renovation at the park, which is used by Randall students.

Read Up! Madison Fund: supports the Read Up! program that enhances the afternoon MSCR portion of summer school with literacy-based activities.

Reading Recovery Scholarship Fund: supports annual scholarships to graduates of this first grade program.  This fund is an enhancement to the annual income for the FOI endowment with the same focus.

Sandburg Elementary School Capital Fund: supports projects that enhance the excellence of Sandburg Elementary School.

Scrabble for Literacy Fund: an annual city-wide Scrabble tournament provides funds for literacy and language education for low-income parents and children.

Shabazz High Capital Fund: supports programs and projects that enhance Shabazz High School.

Sherman Middle School Fund: supports projects that enhance the excellence of Sherman Middle School.

Talented and Gifted Fund: supports the MMSD Talented and Gifted program, in memory of Ted Widerski with a focus on math.

Transition Education Program Fund: supports the Transition Education Services/Program through the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).  This program’s goal is to reduce barriers to school enrollment, attendance, engagement, and achievement so that children from families who are experiencing homelessness have a “full and equal opportunity” to succeed in school and their community.” 

Travel to Learn Fund: supports travel opportunities for elementary and/or middle school students in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Van Hise Elementary School Fund: provides financial support to the school.

West High Arts Fund : supports creative projects, purchase up-to-date equipment and maintain the West High performing arts facilities.

West High Athletics Fund: established by John Olson, this fund supports athletics at West High School.

West High Class of ‘61 Education Fund: this fund has most recently focused on supporting leadership and diversity programs for West High students.

West High Community Pool Fund: this fund supports the West High School pool.

West High Modern Classroom Fund : provides provide up-to-date technology, materials and classroom furnishings to prepare West High students to excel in their post-secondary environments.

West High Principal’s Discretionary Fund : supports the wide array of unique programmatic and facility needs that arise at West High School with emphasis on ensuring equitable student access to resources.

West High Student Excellence and Leadership Fund : supports a wide variety of leadership development and academic enrichment opportunities for West High students.

West High Sustainability Fund : supports environmental sustainability projects at Madison West High School that intend to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.

West High Tennis Courts Fund: this fund supports the West High School tennis courts.