MTI Cares – Our kids, Our community


MTI Cares is the community outreach committee of MTI.  The committee consists of MTI Members and is developing ways to support organizations that help improve the lives of children and families served by the Madison Metropolitan School District.  With the participation of caring and engaged membership, MTI believes that together, we can improve the qualify of life for students and families of the Madison Metropolitan School District who are struggling and need additional support.


MTI Cares Events (2017-18 School Year)

5th Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Food 4 Thought Initiative – Sunday April 15, 2018

Share your Holidays Food Drive Website (Nov. 2017)

Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party

2017 Willy Street Fair Parade Community and Solidarity March – September 17

Past Events (2016-17 School Year)

Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party! – 8/10/17

Boys and Girls Club Bike Ride – 7/15/17

2017 MTI Cares Bowl-A-Thon for Safe Harbor

2016 Willy Street Fair, September 18

100 Black Men, Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party!

Past Events (2015-16 School Year)

2016 Bike Ride for the Boys and Girls Club – July 16, 2016

Second Harvest Food Drive in partnership with MMSD!  May 16-May 27

MTI Cares Bowl-a-Thon 2016

100 Black Men, Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party – August 20!

Past Events (2014-15 School Year)

Bike for the Boys and Girls Club – July 18, 2015

  • Team MTI Cares!

Bowl-A-Thon 2015 – Briarpatch Youth Services 

2014 Willy Street Fair, September 14

Past Events (2013-14 School Year)

MTI Cares began pursuing community actions and activities in August 2013 with a push for members to participate in the 100 Black Men of Madison’s Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party.  In addition, during the 2013-14 School Year, MTI Cares:

  • Hosted a booth at the 2013 Willy Street Fair,
  • Raised over $11,000 for the Briarpatch Homeless Youth Shelter,
  • Organized and co-sponsored a District wide food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank, and,
  • Raised over $2,000 and sponsored a team in the Bike for Boys and Girls Club


MTI Cares Committee

Andrew Waity
Cari Falk
Andy Mayhall
Judy Ferwerda
Mike Lipp
Amy Noble
Lora Schmid-Dolan
Janet Koester
Jeff Knight, MTI Staff