Dear Friends of Madison House,
Like many of you, I volunteered in the community through Madison House during my time as a student at the University of Virginia. In the months since I returned to Madison House as Executive Director, I have been inspired on a daily basis by the hard work of our volunteers, student leaders, and community partners. The positive impact of Madison House programs continues to grow, as it has for more than 45 years.
There are now more than 30,000 of us who are alumni of both the University and Madison House. We know that Madison House makes the U.Va. experience more engaging, more meaningful, and more memorable. Madison House alumni have a greater appreciation of the community beyond Grounds and a deeper love for the University. We understand how strong partnerships formed in our surrounding community can transform lives.
Student-led volunteer programs are the heart and soul of Madison House. Last year our volunteers worked in local schools, hospitals, food banks, shelters, and with many other partners who together form the fabric of our community. Last year, like every year, student leaders proudly carried on the Madison House traditions of leadership, service, and community.
This year we’re working to enrich the experiences of our student leaders and volunteers. We’re increasing leadership opportunities and training, providing greater community context, and encouraging reflection. We’re exploring new partnerships in the community as well as at the University. We’ve spruced up the building, upgraded our systems, and begun laying the groundwork for ambitious improvements in programs, outreach, and fundraising.
I remember my student years fondly. My best memories, though, were from my time at Madison House. I hope you’ll join me in working to ensure that Madison House continues to be a central part of the University experience. With your help, the students of today will graduate with the expertise, conviction, and compassion they need to continue the Madison House legacy of leadership and service far beyond Grounds, and long after graduation.
Thank you for your support.
Tim Freilich, Executive Director
U.Va. students volunteered with Madison House in the 2014-2015 academic year
Community partner sites throughout the region in the 2014-2015 academic year
Hours served by Madison House volunteers in the 2014-2015 academic year
2014-2015 Board of Directors
Jennifer Bonenfant (Co-Chair)
Paige McDermott (Co-Chair)
Lia Cattaneo (Secretary)
Mary Elizabeth Luzar
Mark Stanis (Treasurer)
Director of Communications
Director of Development
Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Director of Community Engagement
Head program directors
Animals & Environment
Bridging the Gap
Cavs in the Classroom
Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Hoos Assisting with Life Obstacles
Anam Jafri & Chrissy Oetjen
Latino & Migrant Aid
PLAY: After-School Activities