2019 Member Kudos

nghia-le-57365-unsplash.jpgOur members have been making an impact and doing amazing things this year. We love to celebrate their success! See what AFP Greater Madison Members have been up to.

Do you have something special to share for Member Kudos? We want to hear about it. Please share your story with us!

  • Job changes or promotions
  • Unique grant or funding accomplishments
  • Honors or awards for you or your organization
  • Capital campaign completion


Gwen Kochan recently joined the Dane County Humane Society team as their new Associate Director of Development!


Bucky on Parade was a huge hit last summer. The public art event raised $1 million for charity. Kristin Wensing of Visit Madison shared, "It has been a humbling experience to support a project that has meant so much to many in our community."

Kim Jensen, Donor Engagement Coordinator at Dane County Humane Society, was named employee of the month! She does amazing work with grant applications and reporting and heads up DCHS's direct mail. She is FURTASTIC!

McDonald Schaefer congratulates AFP members Mary Donahue and Shauna Thayer on their successful $8.9 million capital campaign to fund a major renovation and expansion at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison, nearly doubling the size of the facility to accommodate the needs of more patients and their families treated at our local hospitals.

Gabriella Gerhardt started a new position last month as Engagement Programs Manager for the Morgridge Institute for Research.

Adam Erdmann was recently promoted to Senior Community Affairs Program Manager at Alliant Energy Foundation. Adam has been with the Foundation for three years and manages grant-making and employee engagement programs in Alliant Energy communities in Wisconsin and Iowa.