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”

Support for Hall of Fame Track Coach Bill Frankze

Coach Bill Frankze - Needs your help!

If you are on Facebook and connected with the Madison community you most likely know about Bill Franzke’s tragic accident on August 7th of 2019.  While on an annual bike riding trip in Eastern Washington Bill collided with a gate causing spine trauma that has left him paralyzed.  Bill is an icon in the Madison … Continue reading “Support for Hall of Fame Track Coach Bill Frankze”

Construction Updates From the District

Madison High Construction Update 2019

December 2019 If you drive by Madison High School you’ll notice many big changes. The original front entrance has been removed as have the original gym building, theatre and the cafeteria. Prior to their demolition, bricks, bleachers and the gym wood flooring were salvaged for re-use later on in the project.   Hazardous material abatement has … Continue reading “Construction Updates From the District”