The Road to a New DAIS: highlights, headlines and happenings

Winter 2014

Fall 2013

  • In September, County Executive Joe Parisi announced $2 million to support the DAIS Capital Campaign to be included in the 2014 county budget. This funding was approved and the budget was signed in late November.
  • For the second year in a row, DAIS was selected as a beneficiary of Temple Beth El Sisterhood’s Annual Election Day Food-a-Rama.

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Winter 2013

  • On February 13, Governor Scott Walker announced he proposed $560,000 to be included in the budget for DAIS’ new facility. Read more about this announcement.
  • Bea Christensen courageously shared her story of surviving abuse in the cover story of the January 17th issue of the Isthmus. The cover story not only shares Bea’s powerful story, but illustrates the need for a new facility to better serve the victims of domestic violence in our community. Read the article here.
  • In December 2012, DAIS passed the halfway mark to the campaign goal, and marked the occasion with a gathering at Brocach. Check out the Northside News article here.

Fall 2012

  • In November, DAIS was pleased to be the beneficiary of the Madison Club Foundation’s Annual Charity Gala. The gala raised $120,000 to name two bedrooms in the new shelter. See photos from the gala here.
  • Neil Heinen pens a call to action for the Dane County community to support the DAIS Capital Campaign in his editorial, The Hard Stuff, which appears in the September issue of Madison Magazine.

Summer 2012

  • On August 1, DAIS publicly launched our capital campaign to build a new facility on Fordem Avenue in Madison. The Northside News covered the launch in this in-depth article and the event was highlighted in the Wisconsin State Journal and on NBC15.
  • Following the launch, Neil Heinen interviewed DAIS Executive Director Shannon Barry and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray on his show, For the Record. Watch the interview here. 

Fall 2011

  • In October, Dane County awarded DAIS with a Community Development Block Grant of $462, 579 to help with the pre-development work on a new facility that would better serve victims of domestic violence in Dane County. Read the press release here.
  • In September, DAIS closed on the property at 2102 Fordem Avenue. Formerly a warehouse and small machine repair shop. The building would undergo dramatic changes including renovation of the front half of the existing building and a new two-story addition in the back.

Summer/Spring 2011

  • In May, DAIS was the beneficiary of the 5th Annual Merrill Lynch Grand Gala. For the gala, Boo & Loren Mortenson offered a generous match on funds raised up to $500,000. The event raised $1,034,000 – the largest fundraiser in Madison’s history! Read coverage of the event in the Wisconsin State Journal. 
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