October 8, 2019

Meet Carmen Jeschke

MCF's New Vice President of Finance and Operations

MCF is excited to welcome Carmen Jeschke to our team. Carmen joined MCF on October 1st, stepping into the role vacated by Ann Casey’s retirement. Carmen comes to MCF from Kollath CPA in Middleton, where she most recently was Tax Manager.

Carmen Jeschke at Paisley Park
Carmen also is a Prince fan. She toured his Paisley Park recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, in 2018 to celebrate her birthday. 

Carmen brings a wide array of professional experience to the job – having nonprofit, industry and public accounting experience to draw on as she works with donors and fundholders at MCF. Carmen was kind enough to share a little about herself to help us get to know her better.

Tell us a little about your background.

After college, I worked as a television reporter in California, Arizona, and Oregon and later became communications director for the Girl Scouts of the USA in Reno, Nevada. I began my accounting career 17 years ago and earned my CPA license in 2010. I look forward to using my tax knowledge to share tax planning strategies specific to charitable giving.

What excites you most about this role?

This role combines my accounting and finance skills and my personal desire to serve my community. I have a deep appreciation and respect for the work of nonprofit organizations – I truly believe “it takes a village” of individuals, nonprofits, and businesses to serve a community. I am excited about being a part of this movement!

What do you do when you're not working?

My husband of 23 years and I are empty nesters now that our son is a junior at UW-Madison and frankly, we've been enjoying it! We spend our time hiking, biking and traveling. Recently we took a road trip to Memphis, explored Acadia National Park in Maine, and visited family and friends in California. However, having our son just down the road also means we are close enough for frequent family dinners or just hanging out together at home. It is the best of all possible worlds!

Welcome aboard Carmen. We’re excited to have you as part of the MCF team.