Please stay tuned for more information on this year's 2020 Young Heroes Award Ceremony. 

The Vision Support Program (VSP) has been in effect for over 21 years assisting Madigan patients in need of eyeglasses.

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Col. Patrick S. Madigan, MD, Foundation held the 4th Annual Benefit Breakfast.

Attendees enjoyed breakfast while supporting the Foundation's Children's Programs and Traumatic Brain Injury programs.


Twelve special children and two young adults who are challenged with medical disabilities were honored at a ceremony at Madigan Army Medical Center on May 7, 2016.
The Young Heroes were chosen from a list of nominees submitted by the staff and families of the Pediatric Department.

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Mary Jo Cahill (second from left), Madigan Foundation board member, presents a $9,000 check to Carolyn McDougal, CEO of the Lindquist Children’s Dental Clinic, while Abbe Salk of the dental clinic and Les Burger, Madigan Foundation president watch.


President's Message -January 2014

In 2013 the Madigan Foundation was able to grow its resources, maintain or expand assistance programs, and answer special identified needs consistent with our mission. Largely, this is because our roles as a trusted recipient of donations and as an advocate for improvement are respected and growing. Summary data of your Foundation’s achievements for the past year will be listed on the web site. Please visit


The Breakfast will be held on April 21, 2016 at the Tacoma Country Club.   Last years event raised over $40,000.00 and all proceeds will go towards the Madigan Foundation's Children's Programs.  The Vision Support, Stroller and Car Seat, and Young Heroes Programs just to name a few!

President's Message - December 2013

On behalf of the Board of the Madigan Foundation, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support, and best wishes to you and to your families for peace, joy and hope in this Holiday Season and for the New Year!

President's Message - Summer 2013

In June the Madigan Foundation provided support for the annual Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) graduation ceremony – this year involving 175 individuals in 34 accredited programs from Pastoral Care to Social Work Services to clinical Medicine.

Presidents Message - Spring 2013

A mix of milestones, achievements and successes are much in my mind as I reflect on Board activities over the very busy past few months. For starters, the Madigan Foundation completed its 18th year of formal existence this April, 2013. Our charter program of car seats and strollers for needy military families with newborns or very young children is still doing its good work – now, with the able assistance of Army Community Service.


Impact on Patients and Families - 2012

  • Paid for over 1000 hours of childcare for families with behavioral health appointments
  • Purchased  74 eyeglasses and  27 car seats and strollers for family members needing assistance
  • Provided at least 2030 meals for nursing mothers of infants hospitalized at Madigan AMC

Fishermen Salute WTB Soldiers and Families

The Alaska Scallop Association and Alaska Crab Coalition partnered for another fantastic event June 18, 2010, at the Washington State Patrol Hangar in Olympia. This event provides recognition and celebration for our Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) members and their families and supports organizations including the Madigan foundation.

Making This Ceremony A Success Each Year

The 2014 Young Heroes Recognition Ceremony was held in Letterman Auditorium, Madigan Army Medical Center. Since 2000, the Madigan Foundation has sponsored the Claire Daily-Stafinbil Young Heroes Awards Ceremony.

Since 2000, the Madigan Foundation has sponsored the Claire Daily-Stafinbil Young Heroes Awards Ceremony. The Madigan Foundation would like to thank the Department of Pediatrics staff and volunteers for their outstanding support and work to make this ceremony a success each year.