Support Safe Communities

Join our campaign today!

A donation to Safe Communities will help to make Dane County a safer place! Your financial contribution will make it possible for the effective programs we support in the community such as improving traffic safety through the Slow Down Yard Sign and Stop on Red campaigns; preventing falls with programs like Stepping On, and addressing the drug poisoning epidemic with the MedDrop program as well as the tragedy of suicide by providing QPR (Question Persuade Respond) training; and helping keep kids safe with Safety Education for Children and Walk Our Children to School Week. Promoting these effective projects and programs will increase public awareness about how we can all help save lives in Dane County!

Level of donation

Become a sustaining partner

Safe Communities Sustaining Partners are individuals and organizations committed to making Madison and Dane County neighborhoods and communities safer. Financial and in-kind contributions are welcomed and encouraged to help continue to work toward our goal of preventing injuries and saving lives.

If you’re interested in joining the Sustaining Partners of Safe Communities, please contact us.

We are able to accomplish so much more working together than alone, and sustaining support helps make this happen. Sustaining Partnership levels range from “Friend” to “Lifesaver”.

Sustaining Partners are welcome to join at any time of the year. Contributors at the Good Samaritan level and above are recognized in coalition brochures, newsletters and on our website.

Sustaining Partner Levels Include:

LifesaverGift of $20,000 and above
HeroGift of $10,000 to $19,999
First ResponderGift of $5,000 to $9,999
Good SamaritanGift of $1,000 to $4,999
BenefactorGift of $500 to $999
PatronGift of $100 to $499
FriendGift of $35 to $99

Sustaining Partners’ Contributions to Safe Communities make these activities possible:

  • Slow Down Yard Sign Campaign: A gift of $100 pays for 20 yard signs to reduce speeding in areas where children walk and play. 75% of respondents in a random survey of Dane County residents reported slowing down while driving in areas where our Slow Down yard signs are posted.
  • Falls Prevention Initiatives: A gift of $250 helps bring falls prevention classes to 30 older adults in Dane County. The Falls Prevention Task Force, a collaboration of health care leaders and Dane County’s aging network to reduce falls among older adults by 10% over three years.
  • Suicide Prevention Initiatives: A gift of $50 helps teach another 10 people how to save a life by preventing suicide. Our Suicide Prevention Task Force Initiatives have trained over 500 people on how to help others survive a suicidal crisis.


Become a Coalition Partner

Various opportunities exist to sponsor lifesaving collaborations in our community. Recognition for sponsorships ranges from your name on banners, t-shirts, posters and promotional materials to opportunities to speak at media events (depending on the project or campaign).

All sponsors are recognized in our newsletter and on our website. For information about specific project sponsorships, please contact Cheryl Wittke, Executive Director, at (608)256-6713 or via e-mail.




($20,000 and Above)
American Family Insurance
City of Madison
Dane County
UW Health, UnityPoint Health-Meriter & Quartz


($10,000 – $19,999)
Fire Fighters Local 311
Rich and Amy Steffen

First Responder

AAA Wisconsin
Madison Gas & Electric
SSM Helath

Good Samaritan

Innocorp, Ltd.
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Ryan Brothers Ambulance
WEA Trust

Municipal & Community Partner

Village of Cambridge
Village of Cross Plains
Town of Springfield
Village of Windsor
UW Police Department
Village of Marshall/Marshall Police Department

In-Kind Donors:

American Family Insurance
Club Today Not Tomorrow (TNT)
Momentum Marketing

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