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Corporate Sponsor Credit Rob San Juan WEB22015-2016 Corporate Engagement Opportunities

At the Goodman Community Center, our main goal is to provide corporate partners with the highest visibility possible, an opportunity to support high quality programming benefiting children and families in need, and an opportunity to work with one of the most trusted non-profit brands in Dane County. 

We’d love you to join us in strengthening our community.

 “Why should a Madison based business invest philanthropic resources in the Goodman Community Center? Quite simply, it is because the GCC delivers measurable results in an accountable fashion, addressing significant social service needs in our community. I have been a staunch supporter, both personally and in my corporate role, of GCC for over 15 years and have been consistently impressed with its passionate commitment to delivery of results.” 

—Rick Searer, Retired President of Kraft Foods North America

Corporate Sponsor thanksgiving basket WEBEvent Sponsorship

The Goodman Community Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year. We'd love for your business or organization to contribute to making each event fabulous.

Thanksgiving Baskets 

Each year, GCC provides Thanksgiving meals to 3,000 families across Dane County (feeding more than 10,000 children and parents annually). We can only achieve this because every year organizations like yours pull together and contribute tremendous amounts of food, money and time to help us organize it all. Give the gift of a holiday meal to families in our community and become a Thanksgiving Basket sponsor.

Download our Thanksgiving Sponsorship Levels.

Beer & Chocolate Tasting - Friday, June 3

In May 2015, the Goodman Community Center hosted its second annual Beer & Chocolate Tasting. More than 350 people attended the event, with many craft breweries, chocolatiers, a photo booth and two great bands. This year, we expect the event to be even bigger!

View our Beer & Chocolate sponsorship levels.

Family Fun Nights

On the third Thursday of almost every month, the Goodman Community Center invites families from all over Madison to participate in themed Family Fun Nights. On a typical night, we welcome more than 100 families. Past themes have touched on literacy, fitness, making healthy decisions, and science. If your company is interested in sponsoring a Family Fun Night, please contact Jon Lica, Corporate and Events Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8049.

Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Events

Join us in October for our annual Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Night, where we invite all donors who have given a gift to GCC over the past year to come and celebrate with us. Your company will receive prominent recognition and corporate logo placement in event materials and online.

$2,500 Sponsorship

  • Name and logo on all event featured items, including event banner
  • Company name in all promotional materials
  • Speaking role at event (maximum 2 minutes)
  • Display table and company literature at event


Corporate Sponsor Program Laura Zastrow Photography WEBThe Goodman Community Center has a variety of programs for every age and a variety of interests.

Early Childhood

Our 4K program and preschool programs prepare young children for school — cognitively, emotionally and socially. Children spend 3 to 10 hours a day, 50 weeks a year in our care. GCC is making strides in closing the achievement gap.


Our elementary school afterschool program is aimed at enhancing academic skills, boosting nutrition, helping participants get and stay fit, and providing youth the skills and opportunities to make friends and have fun.

Middle School

Our middle school afterschool program is focused on increasing academic achievement through daily tutoring and incentive enrichment programs such as jazz groups, multimedia creation, STEM programming and gender-specific leadership groups.

Seed to Table

Seed to Table is an innovative inquiry-based high school program, offered in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan School District. Seed to Table focuses on urban agriculture, culinary arts and food preservation to advance students’ science and basic education through hands-on learning.


Our TEENworks teen employment and education program offers youth employment training in three career pathways: culinary arts, grounds and maintenance and early childhood education. Youth can earn money while receiving valuable job experience and training.

Older Adults

Our older adult program offers seniors weekday meals, gentle exercise, Tai Chi, bingo, cards, ping-prong, philosophy discussions and laughter. Our program aims to reduce isolation by building a strong support network.

Corporate Sponsor Naming Rights WEBNaming Opportunities

There are a number of spaces at Goodman Community Center that would provide additional branding opportunities for your organization.

To view the list of spaces available for corporate naming please download our corporate naming sheet.