Where Volunteers Make a Difference

We Appreciate Your Support

Your donations are important to help RSVP recruit and support the volunteers who serve their neighbors in communities throughout Dane County. With your help our volunteers can:

  • Deliver meals to a frail older adult to help him/her remain independent
  • Share the joy of reading with a student who needs a little extra help
  • Drive a senior to a medical appointment
  • Package food for a food pantry
  • Provide a cozy baby quilt for a new mother
  • And much more

Your donations are tax deductible and much appreciated. All donations, monetary and in-kind, are gratefully acknowledged in our quarterly newsletter. Major credit cards are accepted.

Donate Now - Three Convenient Ways

  1. Phone 608-663-7536
  2. Mail check, payable to:
    RSVP of Dane County

    RSVP of Dane County
    6501 Watts Road, Suite 250
    Madison, WI 53719

Memorials and Tributes

You can designate your donation to recognize volunteers, family members and friends through a tribute or memorial published in RSVP News Notes, our quarterly newsletter. A notification of your donation will be sent to the honoree if you request it. Please call our office at 238-7787 for more information.

In-kind Donations

RSVP welcomes in-kind contributions, which are also tax-deductible. Examples of items needed include yarn, batting, thread, and fabric for sewing projects; office furniture and supplies, small items like greeting cards and notepads, etc. to use as door prizes for special events. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Margie Zutter at 608-663-7536.

Endowment Funds

The Tony Farina Endowment Fund was created in 1998 to support RSVP volunteer programs and is administered by the Madison Community Foundation. You may make your gift directly to RSVP of Dane County or to the Madison Community Foundation by noting you contribution is for the Tony Farina Endowment Fund for RSVP.

The Heideman Endowed Fund for Staff Compensation was created in 2007 to provide staff with a minimal salary increase during difficult economic times. You may make your gift directly to RSVP by noting your contribution is for the Heideman Endowed Fund.

Legacy Gifts

To support RSVP’s mission in future years, you may designate a gift to RSVP in your will or list RSVP as a beneficiary under a financial account, a retirement plan or a life insurance policy.  In estate documents, RSVP should be named as:  RSVP of Dane County, a nonprofit corporation, registered in the State of Wisconsin, with principal business address of 6501 Watts Road, Suite 250, Madison, WI 53719. Our tax identification number is 39-1273164.  We would love to hear from you if you are planning a gift to RSVP.  Please contact Margie Zutter at 608-663-7536. 

Print or view more information about legacy giving.

Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle recognizes individuals who have generously supported RSVP with gifts over a number of years. These contributions have been important in enabling RSVP to maintain and even expand some services in spite of challenging economic times.


Cumulative Contributions


$10,000 and up


$8,000 - $9,999


$5,000 - $7,999


$2,000 - $4,999


$1,000 gift in one year

Corporate Sponsorships

Your business can help to say “thank you” to our volunteers by becoming a sponsor of our annual Volunteer Recognition Event. Contact Margie Zutter at 608-663-7536 for more information.

2019 Sweepstakes

"Your Prize is in the Cards" is the theme for our 2019 Sweepstakes, which features twelve prizes of primarily gift cards and cash.  There is a little bit of something for everyone in our Sweepstakes.

Our Sweepstakes drawing will be Monday, June 10, 2019, during RSVP's annual meeting, at Oakwood Village University Woods in Madison.  You need not be present to win.  A contribution is not necessary to enter or win, but it would be greatly appreciated.  Winners will be notified by phone and/or mail.  If a potential winner can not be reached after 10 days from the first notification attempt, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected.

How to Enter

Enter the Sweepstakes and make a contribution to RSVP online by clicking the yellow Donate Online button on our Donate page.  SPECIAL NOTE:  If donating through PayPal or with a credit card, in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS box, please indicate this is a Sweepstakes entry.  You may also enter by printing the Entry Form that is part of our 2019 Sweepstakes brochure and mailing it to the address on the bottom of the form.

Win one of the Gift Card packages described below:

#1:  Grand Prize:  4 UW Football Tickets for Purdue/Tailgate and Shuttle from the Edgewater/$150 Cash.  Value:  $600.

#2:  Second Prize: $250 Cash.

#3:  Third Prize: $200 Cash. 

#4:  $100 Gift Card for the Billy Jacobs Art Gallery. 

#5:  $20 Gift Card for Badger Tavern/Five Passes for New Vision Theatres.  Value:  $70. 

#6:  One Hour Massage for Soleil Spa Massage and Body Work/$20 Gift Card for Chocolate Caper. Value $100.

#7:  Four Passes to Summerfest/$30 Gift Card for Ten Pin Alley.  Value:  $86.

#8:  $50 Gift Card for Brennans/Two $25 Gift Cards for JL Richards.  Value:  $100

#9:  Two $20 Gift Cards for Benvenuto's/$50 Gift Card for New Vision Theatres.  Value:  $90

#10:  $100 Gift Card for Target.

#11:  $50 Gift Card for Smoky's Restaurant/$50 Gift Card for Target.  Value:  $100.

#12:  $50 Gift Card for Target/$25 Gift Card for Orange Tree Imports/$25 Gift Card for Red Robin Restaurant.  Value $100. 

RSVP wishes to thank all of our 2019 Sweepstakes prize contributors:

Special thank you to the RSVP board and staff for their contributions of prizes!


Service Recipients Tell Us

“I am so thankful this service is available. I am 90 years old, and have no family in this area. This program keeps me independent and in my home longer.”
- Sun Prairie Passenger
Impact on Community
“RSVP, you have all done so much for Porchlight and those we serve. I am so glad that you had the chance to see the impact you make in our community. Your support means so much. Thank you.”
- Group Projects Recipient Organization