Alex Haunty

About Alex

Artist! Speaker! Advocate! College Student! Employee! Alex Haunty is an artist with a big heart to love people, paint happiness and bring life to everyone around him.

While living with a cognitive disability, Alex uses his unique challenges as a springboard to achieve his dreams and has become a source of inspiration for many.

Known for his bright whimsical colors, Alex paints originals using acrylic on canvas that are then printed as giclee’ prints, posters and cards. (Learn more about me as an artist.)


With the proceeds from his art sales and public speaking, Alex donates a significant portion to his nonprofit, Alex Haunty’s Theater and Arts Fund, Inc., to buy tickets for people with disabilities to see Broadway shows. Together with his family, he created a nonprofit organization in November 2014.

He has taken friends from Middleton high school's transition program, Cutting Edge program at Edgewood College and the Best Buddies Wisconsin program to see Broadway shows at the Overture Center in Madison WI. He has taken friends to Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and The Lion King.

In 2015, Alex received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award from the Greater Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals WI.

Board of Directors

  • Mary Beth Haunty, President, Registered Nurse, BSN, Pastor
  • Thomas A. Haunty, CFP, Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Partner, North Star Resource Group
  • Melissa Shackelford, Secretary, Program Curator, Upper House
  • Nancy Whitinger, Special Education Specialist, Middleton Public School
  • Lynda Sharpe, M.A. Theater, Retired, Middleton High School
  • Sarah Warner, B.A., Communications, Public Relations, Partnership Manager, Destination Madison
  • Sarah Severson, B.A., Special Edu./Elementary Edu., Special Education Teacher, Ravinia Elementary School, IL
  • Mindy Hensen, B.B.A. Accounting
  • Alex Haunty, Ex Officio member, Artist
Broadway Shows