Ethos of Rugby Foundation

Grant Awards and Scholarships



  • Solace Friends – Hospice care offered regardless of ability to pay.
  • Turkish Philanthropy Fund – Turkish Earthquake Relief
  • Wisconsin Youth Rugby Summit
  • Snug Haven Farm – Farm Tours and education


  • Rugby Summit Conference Attendees
  • Coaching Clinic registrations
  • Wisconsin U-23 Participants
  • World Central Kitchen: Ukraine relief
  • Dorothy Jafferis Scholarship
  • Badger Selects Rugby: travel to NAI 7’s
  • Brigg’s and Al’s Run: team Milwaukee RFC
  • St. Andrew’s Society of Madison: Capital City Highland Dance Competition
  • Madtown Furies: Scrum Sled
  • Madtown Furies: Team support
  • Madison Minotaurs: Wisconsin Tag Rugby


Grant awards for the year totaled $7,865.75. In addition to continuing grant support to past organizations, first time grants were awarded:

  • Marge Buchanan Scholarships
  • Madison Furies Scholarship
  • Rugby Legends Golf Classic: Hole Sponsor
  • Cottage Grove Lions Club: Stuff The Bus school supplies
  • Wisconsin Youth Rugby HS Boys State Championships
  • Wisconsin Girls Rugby HS Girls State Championships


Grant awards for the year totalled $4,228.00

  • Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
  • Porchlight Solutions to Homelessness (10 Cases of Hand Sanitizer)
  • Falk Elementary (1 Case of Hand Sanitizer)
  • Patricia Buchanan Memorial Education Scholarships 
  • Mary Topper Memorial Scholarships
  • Madison Ballet (Youth-in-Need Tuition Assistance)
  • International Crane Foundation: Patricia Kovar Buchanan Education
  • UW Carbone Center: Be The Cure
  • Be the Cure – UW-Madison Carbone Cancer Center (Research Funding)
  • Miracle League of Dane County (Matching Campaign Donation)
  • St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero, NYC (Building Fund)
  • New Zealand Rugby Museum (Two rare 1862 books)
  • US Rugby Foundation: Kevin Higgins Scholarship