Our hearts are heavy from the news of the passing of broadcasting legend Joe Madison, whose service as a member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors highlighted his humanitarian spirit.
For decades, Joe used his platform to advocate and raise visibility for those who needed it most. It was in 2013 when Joe joined the American Red Cross Board of Governors where he served for 9 years. In this capacity, Joe led efforts in governance and oversight of the Red Cross’s mission. Joe left the Board in June 2022 at the conclusion of his third, three-year term.
In 2023, the Red Cross honored Joe for his lasting and enduring legacy with the prestigious Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service, our organization’s highest recognition of volunteer service. The Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, volunteer service, and dedication to the Red Cross. Joe was a true humanitarian whose legacy will continue to resonate within our organization and beyond.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his wife Sherry, family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.