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About the Tommy G Thompson Charity

TGT Charity, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity formed in honor of Governor and Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, the longest-serving Governor of the State of Wisconsin and the 19th Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Our History

In 2003, a group of former staffers of Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson (1987-2001) wanted to gather former staff and friends together for a reunion and golf outing. What began as a one time reunion quickly became a yearly event. With increased participation, interest grew in forming a charity to celebrate and further promote the legacy of Governor Thompson through charitable endeavors. TGT Charity, Inc. was formed in 2006. TGT Charity, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Our strategic interest is supporting students studying in the health care field.

Our Mission

The mission of the Charity is to benefit individuals who choose to study and work in the health care field, by sustaining programs and education endeavors. The Charity funds scholarship programs in partnership with Wisconsin Colleges and Universities. Funds raised by the Charity help to provide resources for health related education and training. Generous event sponsorships made by individuals, corporations, and foundations play a vital role in fulfilling the mission of TGT Charity, Inc.

Our Vision

TGT Charity, Inc. is dedicated to further promote the policies, vision and legacy of former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson through a charitable organization named in his honor. To significantly contribute to health care knowledge and its application by developing and maintaining a sustainable endowment, with specific measurable goals to provide resources for health related education and training. TGT Charity gives particular emphasis to enabling more individuals access to education in health related fields.

Board of Directors

Nathan D. Elias, President
Director of State Government Affairs - Midwest Region, Allergan Inc.

Raymond P. Taffora, Vice President
Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs - University of Wisconsin

Patrick O. Goss, Treasurer
Executive Director, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Patricia Hackett, Secretary
President, Hackett Consulting, LLC

Brett Davis, Director
President & CEO, Arise Health Ventures

John Litscher, Director
Partner, The Capital Group @ Lincoln Financial Advisors

Anthony T. Langenohl, Director
Vice President, Capitol Consultants, Inc.

Bob Wood, Director
President, BGR Government Affairs

Jeffrey Bartzen, Director
Neider & Boucher, S.C.



The Internal Revenue Service recognizes TGT Charity, Inc. as an organization exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution. TGT Charity, Inc.'s taxpayer identification number is 20-2466551.