Our parks and open spaces are a part of what makes Madison exceptional. We owe it all to the extraordinary civic effort of people like the Olins, Tenney, Owens and Vilases, who left a legacy for generations to come.
Private support like yours is essential in creating a lasting legacy. We ask you to renew this legacy of support making a year-end tax-deductible gift. You can support the parks in many ways:
- Give a gift to the Area of Greatest Need
- Become a Friend of Madison Parks
- Show your support with a Picket for Parks
- Honor a loved one with a bench or tree
Mention the Goodman brothers and their legendary generosity to most Madisonians, and they will nod their heads knowingly. And while the businessmen and philanthropists are no longer with us—Irwin died in 2009 followed by Bob in 2010—their legacy of giving back will live on for generations to come.