Our community gets stronger through support from people like you

The Goodman Community Center absolutely depends on you, our friends and neighbors, to help our programs keep going and growing. In fact, 25% of our $4 million budget comes from the contributions and gifts from our community. That's a lot of community support!

The Center has a reputation for offering both a high quality and quantity of programs and resources for people of all ages >> from toddlers to seniors.

There are many ways you can give

Make your gift online or by mail

  • Donate directly online

  • Donate by mail

    Simply mail us this Donation Form

Be a GEM >> Give Every Month

Thanks for considering giving monthly. We SO appreciate this kind of ongoing support. As more people choose this option, these gifts are really adding up and making a significant impact.

If you'd like to spread your giving throughout the year, you can choose a designated amount to be charged to your credit card or given through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) where your gift is automatically withdrawn from your checking account every month. When you choose the EFT option, you are helping save trees, time and money.

When are payments withdrawn from your account or charged to your credit card? Your first gift will happen on the day you enter all your information, and then future gifts will be withdrawn on that same day of every month going forward >>until you contact the development office at the Center and request us to stop it. It can be for a few months or for many years. You choose!

Download Monthly Giving Form

Give in honor of someone

Showing people how much you care is a special part of life. If you'd like to make a gift in honor of someone, in memory of someone, or to celebrate a person or event, you can make a tribute gift to the Goodman Community Center. No matter the occasion, these gifts remind people that they have been remembered in a thoughtful way.

Download Tribute Donation Form

Give through the United Way or a Matching Gift

United Way Giving
If you participate in the Dane County United Way workplace giving program, you can make monthly, pre-tax contributions that make a positive impact on the lives of many children and adults in your community. Please consider donating through your workplace. Your support of the United Way supports nonprofit agencies like the Goodman Community Center.

Does your company match gifts?
Many companies generously match charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your employer to learn if your support can be increased through a matching gifts program.

Make a gift of stocks or other investments

Contact our development staff and we will be glad to make giving stocks or other investments a smooth process for you.

Give a legacy

Remember the Goodman Community Center in your estate plans. It's an easy and loving way to ensure you're providing strength and stability for future generations on the east side of Madison.

You don't have to be wealthy to benefit from a well thought out strategy for distributing your life's assets. You may include the Goodman Community Center in your will or name it as a beneficiary of a retirement account or life-insurance policy. There are many other ways to give, some with benefits to you during your lifetime. And often you discover you can give more than you thought you could.

To determine what works best for you and your family, contact your financial advisor.

If you'd like to talk over your plans with Center development staff, please contact: Jenny Pressman, Director of Development at or call 204-8059

Download Charitable Gifts through your IRA   and IRA Letter of Direction   for more information on charitable rollovers and charitable distributions.

Give stuff

We keep a wish list of new or gently used items our staff could use to enhance their programs. We update this every other month in the EastsideNews (see page 9).

What to expect as a donor

Here at the Goodman Community Center we will work to uphold your rights as a donor, as described in the Donor Bill of Rights.

We will also do our best to communicate what an impact your gift has made. When we fall short, let us know so we can do better in the future. You are an important partner in our work.

Contact the Development Office

The Goodman Community Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Full financials are available upon request.

Jenny Pressman, Interim Development Director 

Phone:(608) 204-8059

Kristin Groth, Communications and Community Giving Director

Phone: (608) 204-8024

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