Mission

We raise funds to support Madison non-profits that maximize every dollar in helping teens and young adults recover from substance use disorder and addiction.

We seek to demonstrate to teens, young adults, and their families that help and hope are within reach.

We can build safe paths to adulthood, together.

History

Aidan Sweet was a beautiful, kind, funny, insightful, whip-smart kid. He was just seventeen years old when his mother, Margaret, found him in his room one summer morning, lifeless. He had taken a sleeping pill to relax the night before, not realizing it was laced with fentanyl.

Margaret’s fiercest wish is that Aidan still shared the world with her, but her next wish is that no one else will suffer as she and Aidan, and all those who love them, have. 

Aidan Sweet Isintu Foundation was established in 2020 in loving memory of Aidan James Sweet, who is dearly missed by all who knew him.

Isintu

The Zulu people of South Africa have a word for humankind or humanity that has greater meaning than those terms do in English.

Isintu refers to the special interactions among people which make each person involved in the exchange feel more connected, more fulfilled, and more whole.

We believe that isintu is manifest in the compassion and strength we are all capable of giving one another, and that it is the way to transform lives and communities.

Team

MARGARET SWEET
President / Director

KAY LEKOMA
Vice President / Director

MUNYA CHASI
Director

KATIE PLACE
Secretary / Treasurer

News

Our 2023 inaugural spring fundraiser sold out and exceeded its fundraising goal!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to and attended this special event, which was held in honor of Aidan’s 20th birthday. 

Special appreciation goes to Iris Guzman and Michelle Reddington, who were our featured speakers, and to Al Poliarco, of Barefoot Hands Bodywork, who hosted.

Proceeds will be used to obtain treatment services for individuals lacking relevant insurance coverage.