Java Jive

Java Jive, Madison’s most relaxed fundraiser, is the Rape Crisis Center’s signature fundraising event of the year. The event features brunch, live music, silent auction & raffle, and of course – delicious coffees from all around Madison! Funds raised from this event help provide free services for women, men and children affected by sexual assault.


Java Jive 2019 will be held on Sunday, September 29.

$40 advance / $45 at the door ($20 for kids 6-12)

Register ASAP! Complimentary Java Jive mugs and hot brunch tickets are limited!



Brunch provided by Gooseberry on the Square. Music by Piano Fondue.

Coffee and beverages provided by: Ancora Coffee, Barriques, Cargo & Ground Zero, Colectivo Coffee, Indie Coffee, Java Cat, Macha Tea Company, NessAlla Kombucha, and Rusty Dog Coffee!


Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors:



BerbeeWalsh Foundation







CUNA Mututal Group, Oregon Community Bank, University of Wisconsin Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Alliant Energy Foundation, American Family Insurance – Josh Erickson Agency LLC, Community Shares of Wisconsin, Envision IT, Exact Sciences, Family Act Giving Fund, KW2, Lake Effect HR & Law, Madison Women’s Health LLP, Parisi Construction, Pierce Family Foundation, SVA Certified Public Accountants, SC, Veridian Foundation, LLC, Wisconsin Department of Health



American Transmission Company, Dr. Makeba & Damond Williams Boatwright Charitable Fund, Carlson Dettman Consulting, CountAbout, Hemb Insurance Group, Hurley Burish, Isthmus Eye Care, JLA Architects, Madison College, Madison-Kipp Corporation, MGE Foundation, Midwest Financial Group, Neckerman Insurance Services, Neider & Boucher, Orthodontic Specialists of Madison, Joe Parisi & Erin Thornley Parisi, Premier Retirement Partners LLC, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Steve Brown Apartments, Summit Credit Union, Tim Bartholow – NeuGen, Von Briesen & Roper



BRAVA Magazine, Isthmus Publishing, Magic 98



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register the day of the event?

Absolutely! Walk-ins are welcome! Please note that complimentary limited edition Java Jive mugs and hot brunch tickets are limited. Pre-register early to guarantee a mug and a hot brunch ticket.


Where do I park for Java Jive?

See map to the right.


What if I don’t like coffee?

No problem!  There is tea, cider, juice, milk and water available.


What time do the doors open?

Doors open promptly at 9 am on the day of the event.


What time does music start?

Shortly after doors open, typically by 9:30 am.


Can I buy raffle tickets if not attending?

Yes!  You do not need to be present to win our fabulous raffle prizes.  We will add the list of raffle winners to our website the business day following Java Jive.


Do I have to be present to win silent auction items?

Yes and no.  Although you will most likely need to be present to get a bid number and bid, you do not need to stay until the end of the event.  We will contact you if you are the highest bidder on an item(s) the next business day following Java Jive.