Project Update Letter – Dec. 2021

A letter providing an update on the “Raise the Roof Fieldhouse” efforts, anticipated budget changes, and current state of fundraising. See page one below, or download the complete two-page Raise the Roof Fieldhouse Update – December 2021 (PDF).

Bill Wiitala Story Part 1 – Letter to the Alumni

To: Madison Alumni Association and Community. From: Bill Wiitala, Fall of 2021 Regarding: Core Values of the Madison Athletic Department 1966-1988 In 1966 I was asked if I would be interested in assuming the position of Athletic Director at Madison. At first glance, I had no interest in the job. Having enjoyed four years of … Continue reading “Bill Wiitala Story Part 1 – Letter to the Alumni”

Living Room Conversations with Alumnus Lisa Owens ’83

A conversation with Madison athlete, later teacher and coach and now real estate executive Lisa Owens about her life growing up in NE Portland and what is in store for the McDaniel community.

Reimagine a Great Facility for the Future – Video!

McDaniel Field House rendering screen shot

Our Raise the Roof Campaign engineering and architectural partner is underway preparing rendering and drawings for the permit process.  We are working with a very talented and experienced group in Portland named Harper Houf Peterson Righellis who gave us a preview of the artwork recently.  This video is too exciting not to share with our … Continue reading “Reimagine a Great Facility for the Future – Video!”

From Montavilla Gym Rat to Successful Restaurateur

Doug Lee, class of ‘75, grew up on a dirt road just South of Madison High School and, as the last of seven children, had to figure out how to feed and take care of himself when he came home after school to an empty house at age five. His mom supported the last half … Continue reading “From Montavilla Gym Rat to Successful Restaurateur”

MHS Field Construction Ahead of Schedule!

New Baseball field almost done!

The construction of the new fields is ahead of schedule and looking better than imaged or how the blueprint conveys its potential.  As you can see from the attached photo the new baseball field is almost done.  This new lower field will be home to a new softball field, too, and the large combined outfields … Continue reading “MHS Field Construction Ahead of Schedule!”

Matching Gifts December 2020

Gift Matching Opportunity

Once again this year an alumnus is challenging all Senators to give to the Raise the Roof fund this Holiday Season.  We are so proud to announce that every dollar raised this December 2020 will be matched up to $10,000 with a goal of raising $20,000.   Every donation is important and appreciated.  Please help us … Continue reading “Matching Gifts December 2020”

Local Businesses Support “Raise the Roof”

MAF Raise the Roof poster up at Safeway

Posters in support of the Raise the Roof Fundraiser are popping up all over NE Portland.  We encourage all of your to support those businesses helping communicate the importance of this project.

The Next Big Event and Social Sponsored by MAA

Deb Garlington, MAA VP, announces postponement of Raise the Roof Fundraiser to 2021

Raise The Roof Dinner and Auction Re-Re-scheduled to May 21, 2022 Columbia Edgewater Country Club A “Mad” Fundraiser (Video: Madison Alumni Association – October 2020 Auction postponed – Deb Garlington announcement.) Update: Re-re-scheduled to May 21, 2022. Stay tune for more information but this is expected to be big and fun.  Cocktail social, silent auction, … Continue reading “The Next Big Event and Social Sponsored by MAA”

Thank you Old Timers Baseball Association

Old Timers Baseball Association of Portland Logo

The Old Timers Baseball Association of Portland is an active group of all ages that provides mentoring, opportunity, scholarships and equipment to the Oregon amateur baseball community since 1933.  The Madison Alumni Association would like to thank their association and board for their generous grant provided this December for The Raise the Roof campaign,  which doubled in generosity … Continue reading “Thank you Old Timers Baseball Association”