Ascendium, employees donate $6.6M to community in 2022

Madison-based Ascendium Education Group and its employees stepped up to support the local community this year to the tune of $6.6 million, more than five times the company’s giving total from 2021, according to a news release.

Some of the giving highlights include:

  • In May, $2.5 million was donated to aid in the construction of The Center for Black Excellence and Culture, slated for completion in 2023. Those funds will sponsor a Youth and Student Center wing to equip learners of all ages with the tools they need to succeed.
  • In July, Ascendium gave $2.5 million to Centro Hispano of Dane County, which will go toward the organization’s new, 25,000 square-foot facility and expanded programming.
  • Ascendium’s employees donated over 4,000 hours of their time in 2022 to nonprofit organizations in their local communities. This included over 900 hours spent volunteering through paid volunteer time off, as well as over 3,300 hours spent volunteering outside of work. Volunteering also resulted in a financial donation through the Dollars for Doers program, in which Ascendium matches volunteer hours with a donation to eligible nonprofits where employees volunteered. In 2022, that resulted in an additional $19,000 donated to nonprofits.
  • Ascendium employees donated over 1,750 new school supplies through the annual Collect for Kids Supply Drive and are currently collecting clothes, toys, and household items for a Share Your Holiday campaign.