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Donation Brings McKenzie Regional Workforce Center Closer to Its $35M Goal

As crews moved dirt and cement into place at the construction site for the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center, the facility’s financial future became a little sturdier thanks to a generous donation from an area nonprofit. 

Ascendium gave $1.5 million to the project, which aims to fill the need for skilled trade laborers wh...

Ascendium and Its Employees Increase Community Support in 2022

While 2022 saw much of the country finally turn a corner on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis, for many nonprofit organizations, there is little time to relax. These organizations require sustained funding and resources to meet the needs of community members even in the best of times. During times of hardsh...

$100K Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County to Support Local Students’ College, Career Success

A local program with a proven track record of helping area youth develop the skills, habits and experiences to be successful in their college and career journeys is getting an extra boost from a $100,000 grant. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County has been awarded one of Ascendium’s Good Neighbor Grants and is using the fu...

Centro Hispano of Dane County announces $2.5 million gift from Ascendium as cost of campaign increases to $20 million

Centro Hispano of Dane County (Centro) announced on Wednesday at its annual Evening of Dreaming event that it has received a $2.5 million gift from Ascendium for Campaign CENTRO. The news came in tandem with another announcement from the agency that the cost of the campaign has moved from $15 to 20 million in the face of ri...

Local Lives, Communities Benefit From $100K Grants to Literacy Network, Operation Fresh Start

A pair of area nonprofits are being recognized for their contributions to the Madison community. Literacy Network and Operation Fresh Start (OFS) both received $100,000 Good Neighbor Grants from fellow Madison nonprofit Ascendium. Adults working toward literacy and young people ages 16-24 stand to benefit most from the awar...

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