‘Ottawa needs to help Ottawa’: D-Squared’s Madonna puts out challenge after $300K Ottawa Mission donation

For anyone who knows D-Squared Construction CEO Domenic Franco Madonna, they will tell you that for him, giving back to the community is nothing short of a passion project.

As an Ottawa-born entrepreneur who worked his way up in the construction industry, Madonna has remained committed to using his business success to help others, striving to support a different charity every year.

During the height of the pandemic in 2021, Madonna and his team set out to raise $100,000 for The Ottawa Mission through their #SpreadTheLove campaign – a goal that quickly snowballed into triple the amount.

“When we hit our target goal within the first week, I was shocked,” says Madonna, who raised over $300,000 by personally reaching out to D-Squared’s vast network of business partners, suppliers and vendors for support. “I don’t think people realize the type of power they have to inspire others to give back. There are a lot of other companies out there that can do what we did, just by picking up the phone.”