Open for Business

with Jody Glynn Patrick

September 2013


Doing good works: Dane County’s outstanding volunteer fundraisers

In keeping with our good news story theme, here are some stories you brought to my attention! Thank you for shining a light on these community jewels, and keep the accolades coming!

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A force worth recognizing: Friends of Sequoya Library

Volunteers are ab-so-lutely rabid in their support of the Friends of the Sequoya Library, a 501(c)3 filed in 2009. Since then, 26 people have collectively logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours per year. Members pay what they can afford to contribute, from $5 to $25 and up, and even before they legally organized the group into a nonprofit, they’ve been a proactive bunch.

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Gordon Flesch and Chocolaterie Stam: More good news stories

What does a technology company have in common with a chocolate store? Both businesses share a commitment to community handed down directly from the companies’ founders, and today you can learn more about two different approaches to making this a better place to live and work.

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Doing good works: Young community builder raises $10K for Boys & Girls Club

Today we meet Franny Donovan, who will be presented as a winner in the “Outstanding Young Philanthropist” category during the 2013 National Philanthropy Day Awards, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. You can meet her up close and personal at the 26th annual awards luncheon on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Overture Center for the Arts, and here is why you’ll want to do that!

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