Edgewood College Hosts Nonprofit Draft Day

Edgewood College recently hosted their annual Nonprofit Draft Day. Dane County, where Edgewood College is located, has more nonprofits than any other county in the state but “many of these local nonprofits have board seats that remain unfilled, despite the fact that Madison has one of the most educated talent pools in the state.” This is the need that Nonprofit Draft Day seeks to serve. Nonprofit Draft Day seeks to fill these open seats through a one-day event linking nonprofit boards to prospective board talent.

This event attracts dozens of nonprofits as well as prospective board members hoping to get involved. One participant notes that this event “is a wonderful way for professionals and others looking to grow their expertise to find organizations looking for new board members.”

To read more about Edgewood College Nonprofit Draft Day, visit Edgewood news.

Edgewood Colleges receives Grant for Violence Prevention

Congratulations to Edgewood College! Edgewood recently received a grant of nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds “will be used to support ongoing efforts to enhance prevention of, awareness of, and the response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking on campus.” The college is partnering with the Rape Crisis Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, UnityPoint Meriter, and the Madison Police Department. Through this partnership the community will create a Coordinated Community Response Team. This group will “enhance mandatory dating violence prevention education for all incoming students; provide training for campus safety officers, hearing officers, faculty and staff;” as well as several other initiatives.

Dr. Scott Flanagan, President of Edgewood College said, “Edgewood College has a long-standing commitment to creating a learning environment free from violence of all types. We are grateful for the support of the Department of Justice and our community partners, and we are excited about the opportunity to advance our work in this important area.”

To read more about the grant received by Edgewood College, view Edgewood news.

Edgewood College “Shoots Down” Cancers

Edgewood College’s newest fundraiser “Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” exceeded expectations by raising $7,795 over the course of five days. This fundraiser was hosted by the Edgewood basketball team on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Participants were “asked to donate $1 in order to shoot a free throw and a half-court shot. An anonymous donor pledged to match each $1 donation and then provide $5 bonus for a made free throw and a $100 bonus for a made half-court shot.” Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni made a total of 495 free throws and 41 half court shots bringing the final total to $7,795.

“Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” began with an initiative six years ago from former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly as a creative way to fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Edgewood men’s basketball head coach Justin Meyer followed their footsteps by hosting “Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” in order to aid those in need.

To hear more about “Eagle shooting Down Cancer”, visit Edgewood College news.