Madisen Golden
Northern Colorado Spotlight

Madisen Golden

WomenGive Membership Manager | United Way of Larimer County

Colorado born and bred, Madisen Golden planned a post-collegiate move to Seattle. When it came time, the appeal of Northern Colorado was too strong, and the Colorado State University grad chose to start her career in Fort Collins. Now, she’s helping build community and change lives for good.

People are the thread that weaves itself through Madisen’s NoCo life. WomenGive, part of the United Way of Larmier County, provides scholarships to cover childcare expenses to single mothers pursuing higher education.

As membership manager, Madisen ensures 500 members and key stakeholders are plugged into this inspiring work (one client went from living in a car to Yale University). Career opportunities run deep in NoCo and Madisen’s offers the chance to transform the long-term trajectory of an entire family.

Investing in the community is the essence of Fort Collins, says Madisen. NoCo residents give back because they plan to stay here. They want to raise families and make the community the best place possible.

Case in point: Arkitekt, Madisen is a participant turned facilitator. With a mindset of service and community, the group brings together young professionals and guides them through a process of self-discovery. Contributing to something bigger than yourself is part of the appeal for Madisen.

Weekends are for the outdoors – from camping at Medicine Bow to patios in downtown Fort Collins. For Madisen, happy hour at Rare Italian can’t be beat (try the house-made burrata cheese). For “fancy drinks,” head over to Social.

Quick Facts

Top-Tip for NoCo Newbies

Fort Collins has a lot of subcultures, so explore everything. Find your people and volunteer!

Favorite Local Hangout

Old Town Fort Collins

Best Sushi

Jaws (Yes, like the shark)

A Place to Unwind

Spring Creek Trail, 12.4-mile out-and-back trail by the water

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