The Beyond the Page Campaign began in 2012 with a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The libraries, supported by the Madison Community Foundation went on to raise the required match.  The endowment currently yields approximately $65,000 annually and funds a variety of humanities programs.   The details of all Beyond the Page programs – and more – can be found on the Beyond the Page calendar.  All library programs are free and open to the public, although some may require pre-registration.


In order to ensure the continuation of humanities programming in libraries, we gratefully accept donations.  There are a variety of giving options:

Gifts can be made via cash, check, credit card, or appreciated stock.

A modest monthly contribution through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) can multiply into a sizable gift over 12 or 24 months. Download an EFT form.

Give directly using a credit card* at: Madison Community Foundation web site.

Contact Ann Casey, Vice President of Finance & Planned Giving (608-232-1763) to facilitate a stock gift.

Make a check payable to Madison Community Foundation and mail to 111 N. Fairchild Street, Suite 260, Madison, WI 53703.

Thank you for your generous support of the Beyond the Page Endowment Fund. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

*Note that credit card gifts are subject to credit card merchant fees, averaging 4%, and your gift to the fund will be reduced by this amount.