We work with local businesses to produce festivals, athletic events, galas and other community events. We promote the events and fill volunteer positions. The volunteers all come from other local non-profit organizations. We pay these organizations an hourly wage for each hour their volunteers serve at our events.
We collect money through ticket sales, registrations, sponsorships, grants and donations. We use the money to cover event costs and pay the hourly volunteer wage to the organizations. Excess income is placed into a General Fund account. Money from the fund will be used to purchase running gear for children in our community.
We search for children’s charities in the Madison area that are smaller and usually underfunded. We meet with them to verify the number of volunteers they can provide. If one organization can provide all of the volunteers, they become the sole charity of our event, otherwise we work with more than one charity for the event.
Run Strong Madison is our own 501(c)3 non-profit. For events that don’t have a charitable partner, Run Strong Madison is the default charity. Every event produced or managed by Madison Events will continue to fund other non-profits through this unique partnership.
Below are just some of the charities we have raised money for.
Robin is the Founder of Run Strong Madison and Madison Events, Inc. She recruits volunteers for events and pays their charities for the hours they serve.
Cheryl has been a vital member of Run Strong Madison & Madison Events, Inc since 2011. Cheryl works full time and volunteers whenever she has the chance.
Steve is a board member for Relay For Life and has been with Run Strong Madison since 2017. Steve works full time and donates a good portion of his time to volunteering.