MADISON, NJ - The Madison Rotary Club presented grants to 40 local charitable organizations and nonprofits, representing arts, education, social services, youth programs and athletics.  

“In the past 50 years Madison Rotary has raised and given away over $2 million to charitable causes, including over $150,000 in scholarships to Madison High School Seniors,” said Jeannie Tsukamoto, president of the Madison Rotary Club. “In recent years, we (have) raised about $100,000 annually with all the proceeds going to support approximately 50 global initiatives and local organizations through our various programs."

"Our Annual Grants and Sponsorships program this year provided about $35,000 of funding to over 40 local organizations. Approximately one-third of our total distribution went to youth and education initiatives, and the rest toward human and health services.”

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James Green, chairperson of the Grants and Sponsorships Committee announced the recipients as follows:

IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY: Madison Christmas Committee, Madison Community Pool, Madison Fire Department, Madison DDC, Madison Eagle Christmas Fund, Thursday Morning Club/Madison Community House

SUPPORTING EDUCATION AND YOUTH GROUPS: Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park; American Legion Post 43; Friends of the Madison Public Library, Literacy Volunteers of Morris County; Madison Education Foundation; Madison High School Graduation Gala; Madison Junior School Athletic Organization, Madison Little League, Madison Music & Arts, NORWESCAP; Boy Scouts of America, Patriots Path Council; Team Eagle Foundation

SPONSORING THE ARTS: Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey; Harmonium Choral Society, Madison Arts and Cultural Alliance; Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Playwrights of NJ, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

HELPING THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Cheshire Home, Easter Seals/Camp Merry Heart

FUNDING COMMUNITY SERVICES: Bridges Outreach, Creature Comfort Pet Therapy, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris & Sussex Counties), Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center, Family Promise of Morris County; EPOCH, Good Grief, Housing Partnership Neighbor Works; Interfaith Food Pantry, Madison Area YMCA, Kirby Center; Madison Senior Affordable Housing Residents Association; Morris Habitat for Humanity, Preschool Advantage; Project Community Pride

Rotary Club of Madison is part of Rotary International, a worldwide network of ordinary individuals channeling their passion into extraordinary humanitarian causes. Celebrating its 94th year, the Madison Rotary is a club for leaders who care, neighbors who share and building a better future.

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