Rio Community Foundation (RCF)
Rio Community Library
Rio Community Foundation (RCF) is a group of component funds of the Madison Community Foundation. RCF Funds are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages in Rio, Wisconsin. As the central vehicle for obtaining and coordinating charitable giving in the Rio area, RCF accomplishes this endeavor by raising resources and encouraging support in the following areas: education, agriculture, and community development. RCF recognizes that the community can do more when it works together to address needs and opportunities.
RCF also considers other areas for support as the need arises.
While RCF is an independent body from the Rio School District, the School District endorsed the creation of RCF.
RCF Advisory Board
RCF is governed by a board that is comprised of community leaders and educators. The Board raises money for the endowments, reviews requests for support and advises distributions from each fund.
Eugene Vangen, President 920-992-3549
Richard Kleist, Vice President 920-992-3621
Joanne Eggleston, Treasurer 920-992-5696
Rita Pulver, Asst. Treasurer 920-992-3556
Debra Wopat, Secretary 920-992-3109
Kate Carlson 920-992-5303
Lisa Hagenow 920-992-3188
Shari Kleist 920-992-3621
Terry Milfred 608-604-0320
Terry Rowe 920-992-5123
Dale Strmiska 920-992-3163
Debra Wopat 920-992-3109
If you have any questions about RCF, Madison Community Foundation, how to make asset transfers or how to set up your own endowment fund, please contact:
Bob Sorge, President
Madison Community Foundation
Phone: (888) 400-7643
1) To build the established funds to a cumulative total of $100,000 in the next 3-5 years.
2) To meet current educational and community needs while building long term support for the school district.
3) To seek out and support the ideas that offer the best potential to enhance the education of students and the quality of life for the community.
Give online to RCF
What and How to Give
For Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization, click here
Individuals may also set up Donor Advised endowment funds that they can direct distributions from. This provides families an opportunity to build a legacy that will serve their community for generations-to-come.
As each of the RCF funds reaches a minimum level of $10,000 it will begin to make distributions for charitable purposes in the Rio community. Currently the Rio Public Library Fund has reached this level.
As funds such as the General Community Fund and General Education Fund reach this level the available distributions will be directed by the Board. At that time a grant application procedure and guidelines will be developed.