Tribute Donations

Making a tribute donation to the Jewish Federation of Madison is a thoughtful way to honor someone or celebrate a special occasion while helping those in need here and around the world.


Your tribute donation helps support more than 20 essential local programs and agencies, including the Hilde L. Mosse Gan HaYeled Preschool, Camp Shalom, Midrasha Hebrew High School, Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus, University of Wisconsin Hillel, and Jewish Social Services.


Your gift also helps provide rescue, relief, and development programs and services to Jewish communities in need in 70 countries, including Israel, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. A portion of your gift is also dedicated to providing non-sectarian aid to overseas communities in times of crisis.


In addition to contributing to the Jewish Federation of Madison Annual Tzedakah Campaign, consider making a tribute donation for these occasions:


  • Celebrate a simcha/happy occasion such as a birthday, engagement, marriage, anniversary, new baby, or Bar or Bat Mitzvah
  • Express get well wishes
  • Send condolences
  • Express your appreciation
  • Observe Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, and other holidays


You can also help meet the needs of our local and worldwide communities by asking family and friends to make tribute donations in lieu of gifts for your special occasions.


How to make a tribute donation

Make a quick and secure online donation. Jewish Federation of Madison uses state-of-the art technology to keep your information secure.




Mail a donation, made payable to Jewish Federation of Madison, to:

Jewish Federation of Madison

6434 Enterprise Lane

Madison, WI 53719


Suggested donation amounts are multiples of eighteen, the numerical equivalent of chai, the Hebrew word for life - $18, $36, $54, or $72 or more. We ask that you please contribute a minimum of $18 to help cover the administrative costs of the tribute program.


When you donate online or by check we will mail a tribute notification card to the person you’re honoring or the family of the person you’re remembering.