Where Volunteers Make a Difference

RSVP Will Celebrate its 46th Anniversary
at Volunteer Appreciation Event

RSVP will celebrate its 46th anniversary at its upcoming annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Thursday, October 18, 2018. We will be offering a "Halloween Hoedown" for volunteers who reported hours since October, 2017. The event will feature music by the Krause Family Band, with Guest Speaker Jerry Apps and will include a luncheon and door prizes. Over the past 46 years, more than 10,000 volunteers have given of their time and energy to help neighbors in 11 Dane County Communities. In 2017, 1575 RSVP volunteers provided 173,007 hours of service to help others in need.

Thirty-six volunteers from 13 Dane County communities will receive special awards for their outstanding service. Nine are to receive the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for 4,000 hours of service, and 27 will receive the Length of Service Award for 20 consecutive years of service with RSVP. Congratulations to our special award winners, listed below. They have touched many lives with the generous gift of their time.

2018 President's Lifetime Achievement Award

(Given for 4,000 or more hours of service)

  • Helen Awe, Verona
  • Audrey Boushon, McFarland
  • George Bunders, Madison
  • (Mary) Jane Burkholder, Fitchburg
  • Doris Gerry, Oregon
  • Doris J. Hanson, Waunakee
  • Richard Laufenberg, Windsor
  • Jerry Schultz, DeForest
  • Sue Steinmetz, Madison


2018 RSVP Length of Service Award
(Given for achieving 20 consecutive years of service)

  • Kay Agnew, Madison
  • Walter Brinkmann, Middleton
  • Barbara L. Bristol, Waunakee
  • Paul L. Brown, Madison
  • Marie C. Buttchen, Blue Mounds
  • Paul S. Fishkin, Madison
  • Karen J. Foy, Stoughton
  • Jessie M. Gwynne, Madison
  • Barbara J. Halverson, DeForest
  • Carroll Heideman, Madison
  • Virginia Keyes, Madison
  • Lucille M. Leuenberger, Brooklyn
  • Saul Levin, Middleton
  • Virginia A. Lunde, Stoughton
  • Julie Madden, Madison
  • Sharon M. Mogensen, Waunakee
  • Marie Oakeson, Waunakee
  • Sharon A. Owen, Madison
  • Barbara Palmer, Belleville
  • Kenneth J. Pippert, Madison
  • David Rice, Madison
  • Rob Rodini, Madison
  • Charlotte Viney, Belleville
  • Colleen Wincentsen, Madison
  • Bernadette Zimmer, Waunakee

Thank You Sponsors!

RSVP wishes to thank those sponsors who are contributing to the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Event.  Click on our Diamond and Silver sponsors to be taken to their web sites.

Diamond Sponsor

Madison Gas and Electric Logo

Silver Sponsors

Custer Plumb Financial Services
Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

Bronze Sponsors

Corporate Business Systems
Mike and Barbara Foley
Group Health Cooperative
Herb Kohl Charities
Oak Park Place
Sub-Zero and Wolf Foundation
Wegner CPAs