Pinney Capital Campaign Donor Spotlight: Madison Kipp Corp
Madison Kipp Corp., a manufacturer of precision machined components and subassembly systems on the city’s east side, has developed a strong giving relationship with Madison Public LIbrary Foundation in support of The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library.
Madison Kipp has been an integral part of the east side neighborhood since 1902. “The community back then was a place where folks could work, live, pray, play and learn, all within the same neighborhood,” said Tony Koblinski, president and CEO of Madison Kipp. “All of these elements created the ‘character’ of the neighborhoods here.
“I think these elements are as important now, as ever, to be present in our communities. We need vibrant places where people can gather to learn — about the world and about each other.”
While the Internet has forever changed the way people work and live, libraries have the opportunity to play a greater role in serving as social hubs for communities.
“The new Pinney Library will provide a terrific gathering spot which connects folks as one community,” Koblinski said.
Today, Madison Kipp has three facilities on the east side, with another in Sun Prairie. It supports several east side nonprofit organizations, including the Goodman Center and Olbrich Gardens, as well as Madison College, he said.
“We like to support worthy causes that are close to home and those that promote lifelong learning,” Koblinski said. “Supporting Pinney Library, along with organizations like these, creates a strong community that attracts talented people. We need that talent to effectively compete in the global market.”