The Madison Education Foundation has found a new “partner” to help promote the Madison 125 Endowment Campaign.
Madison 125, which kicked off on March 5, is an effort to raise $125,000 to support fine arts educational opportunities throughout the district’s eight schools. It is being held in conjunction with Madison’s 125th anniversary.
Nearly a dozen real estate agents have signed on to help promote the fundraising campaign, by adding something extra to their “for sale” wooden signs. The “partnership” was instigated by Shelly Dunlop of HomeSmart Elite Group, who is donating the riders that are being placed on the bottom of “for sale” signs. The wooden riders say, “Keep Arts Alive. Support Madison 125.”
Other real estate agents in the community who have joined the effort to help by donating $125 of every sale closed this school year include Linda Boatwright, The Caniglia Group, Rick Krause, Krista Lawcock, James Plotnick, Denise Sharp and Mike Weeks. Bobby Lieb of HomeSmart Elite Group will donate his postcard mailers for the next few months so that the Madison Education Foundation can get the word out to residents of the area about the campaign.
Each year, the foundation pays for Art Masterpiece classes, a field trip for one grade level from each school to the Musical Instrument Museum, an all-school assembly from the Phoenix Symphony, a pass to the Phoenix Art Museum at each school that families can check out for free, and many more programs.
“I just think it is so special that the Realtor community is supporting our efforts to ensure additional arts and music education for the students in our district,” said Suzanne Treviño, a volunteer board member of the Madison Education Foundation. “It is truly a winning partnership.”
Currently, the campaign has raised about 10 percent of its goal. Donations can be made at www.madisoneducation foundation.org. “North Central Phoenix residents know the importance of a quality education and I would encourage everyone to think about making a tax-deductible contribution so we can ensure that today’s students, as well as the next generations, are guaranteed these special additions to their school experience,” Treviño said.
Realtors who are interested in participating, either through the rider sign or the $125 pledge, can get more information on the foundation website or by contacting Shelly Dunlop at 602-796-6000 or Dunlop.firstname.lastname@example.org.