Fitchburg Senior Center Friends

FRIENDS members wanted



Friends Board Members Oct. 2021-Sept. 2022

Bob Hillner, President

Nancy Keeney, Vice President

Leslie Hall, Secretary

Marcia Griskavich, Treasurer

Earl Fischer

Bill Horns

Jerry Kelly

Judy Nackers

Jack Pinkert

Carol Rodriguez

Bob Rottman

Gail Schauer

Dianne Schmidt

Kathy Sosnouski

Bob Stewart


Who are the Friends: A 15-member Board of Directors are volunteers who meet on the first Thursday of every month. Board members serve three-year terms, with the opportunity to serve two consecutive terms. Officers include President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer. The Board forms committees to share the work.

Why have a Friends Board: The Board exists to provide funding support for expenses that fall outside of the Senior Center city budget and to increase public visibility of the Senior Center. As an added benefit Board members get to know other area seniors and the staff of the Fitchburg Senior Center, all while having some fun!

What is the history of the Friends: The Fitchburg Senior Center Friends organization was established as a non-profit in 1979, and incorporated in 1986. When the Fitchburg Senior Center became a city department in 1987, the role of the Friends became advisory to the Center’s director. The name officially became the Fitchburg Senior Center Friends, Inc. in 2013. The name has changed over time, but the mission has not!

What the Friends Do: Through fundraising events, the Friends support and cooperate with the Senior Center in developing, maintaining and enhancing programs, services and facility needs. Funds raised provide scholarships for center activities, emergency meals and other special needs help, equipment and technology updates, entertainment, and other financial assistance. We welcome your continued support and participation in the fundraising efforts and programs of the Friends, benefiting all seniors in the Fitchburg area now and in the future.

• How to Join the Board: Anyone interested in joining the Fitchburg Senior Center Friends Board should ask for an application, which will then be sent to you. When there is an opening on the Board, your application will be reviewed and after a short interview and opportunity to ask questions, you may be invited to join the Board. The Board's year begins in October. We utilize and appreciate the talent of all members.

• How to Contact the Friends: Call the Senior Center at (608) 270-4290 to indicate you are interested in speaking with a Board member.

• How You Can Help: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Friends conduct fundraisers, and accept tax deductible donations. Donations may be sent to the address below.

Please make checks payable to: Fitchburg Senior Center Friends

    Fitchburg Senior Center Friends

℅ Fitchburg Senior Center

    5510 Lacy Rd.

   Fitchburg, WI 53711