Skip to content

Partnering to Make a Difference

"My husband Robert and I developed our "niche-giving" philosophy years ago. We've always been an open book about that philosophy: be alert to the unmet needs around us; find a need and fill it; acknowledge the unrecognized; reward the unrewarded; and set an example for others.

Since Robert's death in 2009, I have continued to honor him and our life together, keeping true to the giving philosophy we developed. I carry on our legacy at Edgewood College, a community partner that has the potential to make a difference in and for each of us - in Greater Madison, and in the world."


Carroll Heideman, Retired Educator of the Madison Metropolitan School District

Gifts honoring the Heideman legacy include student scholarship support as well as funding of the Heideman Crossing Educational Boundaries Fund.

To learn more, contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Gary Klein at (608) 663-6713 or