For Black Excellence and Culture
Boldly built by Black minds, hearts, and hands, The Center is a community-wide effort to bring together a collective Black brilliance to affirm, inspire and advance the Black community in Madison and beyond.
When the Black Community Thrives, the Region Benefits
Madison’s need for The Center is clear, and we can only make it a reality if the city’s philanthropic community, business community, and individual donors come together to build this project that will benefit all of us from Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, and beyond. To learn more about the project, download our case statement.
Madison’s Black community needs a place to come together.
A place to cultivate and celebrate our culture. A place to fill up on inspiration, opportunities and hope so we can take all that positivity back out into the world.
Madison needs The Center for Black Excellence and Culture.
We made it with your help and the Green Bay Packers Foundation!
Because of you and the Green Bay Packers Foundation doubling every donation up to $250,000 in 2022, we raised $373,000 from 160 donors! But We still have a long way to go. We are not done yet.
The Center’s CEO and Founder
Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, Jr. has long lamented Madison’s absence of Black cultural space. A lifelong Madison resident, his vision for The Center is clear: rebuild our people, rebuild our culture, rebuild our wealth and, ultimately, rebuild our community.
For the first time in history, Black Madison is leading every aspect of a multimillion-dollar initiative. A powerhouse team of Black leaders have joined Alex to bring this vision to life, and hundreds of Black voices are impacting the creation of The Center at every turn. Many organizations have also stepped up to lend their support.