UW Carbone Cancer Center
When the Bucket of Hope was first started, one of the original causes that the donations were made to was Cancer Research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Since the Bucket of Hope evolved into the Balance & Believe Foundation, Cancer Research has remained a consistent issue that the Foundation contributes to.
In 2016, we started an event called "The Longest Day of Golf". Some of the most well-known Junior Golfers in Madison teamed up and played as many holes as they possibly could in one day, with donations being made my individuals and businesses.
All of the donations were given to Cancer Research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Madison City Schools
In 2016, the Balance & Believe Foundation decided to look into poverty and homelessness in the Madison area. What we found was that there was a much larger amount of homeless children in the Madison School System than expected, and we wanted to help.
Starting with the Falk Elementary School in early 2016, the Foundation has begun to build food pantries and resource centers at schools all around the Madison area.
The needs of each and every school are different, and the Foundation has been working in close correlation with multiple schools to find out what they need. Money for the food pantries and resource centers was raised by the Foundation through multiple events, and donations from our TV show, Tee to Green and their sponsors, along with a grant from the Steve Stricker Foundation.