Together We Build

Join us to address the wealth gap between White and Black families and improve economic prosperity in greater Madison through investment in Black-owned businesses.

The Together We Build fund was established with an initial legacy gift of $50,000 to honor the memory of Sylvia T. O’Neill, a lifelong activist committed to equity for all. The fund aims to raise an additional $200,000 by June 30, 2021 to address the wealth gap between White and Black families in Dane County by making grant investments in Black-owned businesses. The fund is being advised by a collaboration between Sylvia’s daughter – Jan O’Neill, the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Urban League of Greater Madison. ULGM serves as fiscal agent for the fund and as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law (please consult your tax adviser). The ULGM’s EIN (Federal Tax ID) is 39-1098146.

Use the form below to make a secure credit card gift online or download this form if you wish to mail a check.

Sylvia T. O’Neill (1928-2020) was a lifelong activist, deeply committed to equal treatment under the law for all people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or creed. Recognizing the benefits of inherited wealth and the sources of those benefits, with the assistance of her eldest daughter, Jan, Sylvia established the Together We Build Wealth for All fund in the fall of 2020 before her death.

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