Lessons Learned: Reflections from my 13 years at Gilda’s

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from my Program Manager position on May 13. I have accepted a new position as Director of Programs and Community Outreach with a national organization called Bright Spot Network that works with cancer survivors and their young children. It is an opportunity for me…

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Qualified Charitable Distributions 101

By Gerry Klump, Enrolled Agent and Gilda’s Club volunteer So, the holidays are over and you just got your tax forms in the mail. Don’t forget when filing for 2021 you can deduct up do $300 as an individual and $600 as a couple even if you don’t itemize; and charitable deductions can still be…

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Navigating Healthcare: Patient Advocacy at Gilda’s Club Madison

Tim and Margaret* didn’t think they needed to worry about their health insurance coverage. They both worked at a large Wisconsin employer and thought that things were stable. Sadly, the company began to suffer and eventually was forced to close its doors.  Their insurance management was taken over by a third party administrator, so they…

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Our Path Back to the Clubhouse

In the coming weeks we will be taking steps toward re-opening, much like the rest of our community. However, because many of the people we serve are immuno-compromised, we are moving more slowly and with greater caution than other businesses.

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An Update from our Executive Director/CEO

Dear Gilda’s members, volunteers and supporters, The coronavirus pandemic has altered our world in a thousand different ways, including ways that we still can’t define. All of us at Gilda’s Club miss seeing the faces of our members and volunteers. We find ourselves “pivoting” with our fundraising events and getting creative with our virtual program…

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An Update from our Executive Director/CEO

Dear Gilda’s members, volunteers and supporters, The last few months have held a variety of challenges, haven’t they? One thing I want you to know is that throughout the challenges, Gilda’s Club Madison has continued to view your safety as critically important. Shortly before the Safer at Home order took effect in Wisconsin, we moved…

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