Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund

The Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund provides annual support to Orchard Ridge UCC to use in support of literacy projects for African American children in the greater Madison area.  The fund honors the life work of Jane Ilgen.  Jane taught children from low-income neighborhoods, children of international students, and the youngsters of military families that had been posted abroad.  Later, she took a position charged with supporting childcare facilities throughout the state of Wisconsin.  Through these experiences, she became an advocate for early education and improved childcare services with others lobbying the state legislature.  The Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund affirms that the lives of African American children matter.

Please use the form below to make a contribution.  Contributions can also be sent to the Wisconsin Foundation UCC at W1000 Spring Grove Road, Ripon, WI, 54971 (please put “Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund” in the memo line). 

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