Wartmann Endowment for Silverwood Park

Create Long-Term Impact

Silverwood Park supporters who wish to make a greater long-term impact have the option to contribute to a professionally managed endowment.

The Wartmann Endowment for Silverwood Park was established in 2017 to provide for long-term development of educational programs at Silverwood.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about how donations to the endowment might support the greater vision for Silverwood, please contact the Friends to get a park tour or review plans for park programming we have yet to realize.

Thisiis a picture of summer school student art work at Silverwood Park.

Leave a Legacy for the Community

If you are considering a gift to the endowment, please contact a Friends of Silverwood Park (FoSP) representative at donate@silverwoodpark.org or call FoSP Resource Developer Kyle Richmond at 608-251-3171. We are happy to provide more information about the park, its projects and resources.

This is a picture of tree planting at Silverwood Park.

Madison Community Foundation Fund ID: 8030860

For more information about fund management, contact the Madison Community Foundation.


Willam Wartmann’s Legacy

This is a picture of William Wartmann, speaking at a local event.

William (Bill) Wartmann (1936-2018) was a longtime Edgerton-area resident, artist, and philanthropist. In addition to establishing the Wartmann Endowment for Silverwood Park with the Madison Community Foundation, he and his wife Joyce supported many local efforts including music and the arts, historical society ventures, and many annual scholarships to Edgerton High School graduates, from their endowments.

The Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts in Edgerton has become widely recognized for drawing renowned performers and productions. Bill was known for his big heart as well as his deep friendships and working relationships.

A separate donation to the Friends of Silverwood Park (FoSP) funded the 2.5 acre Pollinator Prairie directly north of the Silverwood Farmstead.

This is a picture of William Wartmann, with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.