From Our Volunteer Champion

"Volunteering is near and dear to my heart! I started volunteering at the age of 16 as a part of a faith-based milestone. I found I got so much more in return, more than I could have ever imagined, so I just kept finding new ways to get involved."

"Here at TDS, I have the opportunity to champion employee volunteerism! I proudly serve as the sponsor of Community Outreach. This employee-led group has been around for decades, planning year-round volunteer events and initiatives. They plan everything from the collections of toys, winter clothing, and school supplies to blood drives, Meals on Wheels delivery drivers and so much more."

"Over the years, I've volunteered with a variety of clubs and organizations, including the Waunakee (Wis.) Community Foundation, food pantry and scholarship committee (and of course my kids sports teams and school activities as they grew up). Today, you can find me volunteering for the Waunakee Police Committee and Police Commission. I’m also a member of the Waunakee Rotary, on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association – Madison Chapter, and a Garding Against Cancer Volunteer. Volunteering just warms my heart. It's why I encourage my team, colleagues, peers and family members to find an organization or activity they are passionate about, and then to get involved —in a way that works best for them."

~Kathy Cefalu
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathy is just one of the many executives who value giving back. Other executive team members can be found volunteering with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged youth, helping the Madison West Rotary, and coordinating the Road Home’s Interfaith Hospitality Network. Some also serve on the board of directors at various local, state and national organizations including UW Hospital, UW Board of Regents, Edgewood College Business Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium, and Heart to Heart Experiences.

Kathy Cefalu