The Center

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.

Groundbreaking Celebration: Join us for this historic moment!

On June 19, you’re invited to join the Center Team while we celebrate this incredible milestone.  

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.

The Black community wants to be proud to call Wisconsin home. A space to celebrate our culture and showcase our excellence makes this possible."

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.