MCF Staff

 

 

Meet Our Staff

Madison Community Foundation staff is here to help you do your charitable giving, your way, assist advisors with meeting the needs of their clients, support nonprofits with grants and other resources, and provide genuine, local giving expertise you won’t find anywhere else.

Executive Office and Administration

Bob SorgeBob Sorge
President & CEO

Bob leads Madison Community Foundation (MCF) and embraces its mission to enhance the common good through philanthropy and its vision that greater Madison will be a vibrant and generous place where all people thrive. He recognizes that MCF is the community’s foundation – built by, governed by, and purposed to support the community. He is dedicated to utilizing the assets MCF distributes in the most efficient, effective way to meet the needs and opportunities of the community. Bob puts the interests of donors and the nonprofits they support at the heart of each conversation. He became President in 2013 and during his tenure assets have grown from $130 million to $325 million.

Bob joined MCF in 2007 as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, developing a regional giving partners program for other southern Wisconsin communities to build endowments with MCF’s support. Before joining MCF, Bob served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for 15 years. Bob received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from UW-Madison, has and does serve in many volunteer capacities in Madison, and together with his wife is an MCF Fundholder and Legacy Society Member. Bob and his wife have two adult sons and a puggle at home.


 

Becki FiegelBecki Fiegel
Communications Director

Becki loves to tell stories, and as Communications Director at MCF she gets to do just that – telling the stories about MCF and the many people and organizations that are working to make Madison and Dane County even better. Although Becki and her family have only lived in Madison since 2014, she is not new to Wisconsin. She also has lived in River Falls, Cambridge and Milwaukee. When she’s not working, Becki can be found in the garden of her west-side home, hiking or camping with her family, or juggling the activities of a high schooler and 11-year-old twins.

 

Liz TeubertLiz Teubert
Executive Assistant & Scholarship Coordinator

Liz provides administrative support to the President & CEO and VP of Donor Engagement and serves donors, fundholders and board members as well as coordinates MCF’s scholarship program. A native of Edgerton, Liz enjoys the outdoors, cooking and her two "pawsome" cats.

 

 

 

 

 Brenda RedepenningBrenda Redepenning
Administrative Coordinator & Receptionist

Brenda does a little bit of everything at MCF. In her role as receptionist, she welcomes visitors in person and on the phone and keeps the office stocked with supplies and organized. Additionally, she handles administration for the Community Impact team, processing grant applications and contracts; creates and designs the slides that are displayed on the Meurals in MCF’s offices; and assists staff with various other projects large and small.

Brenda is a lifelong Madisonian and was raised on Madison’s east side. She currently lives near Middleton with her fiancé Jake and their dog Emmy. When she’s not working she can usually be found at the dog park, exercising, socializing with friends, or being taught by Jake how to play a video game.

Community Impact/Grantmaking

Tom LinfieldTom Linfield
Vice President Community Impact

Tom coordinates all competitive and field of interest grantmaking and offers capacity building, counsel and facilitation to area nonprofits. Prior to joining MCF he was Training and Grants Director for Public Television’s National Center for Outreach and as a grant writer in arts, education and community outreach. He is a Funders Network PLACES fellow and chaired the national steering committee for the Community Foundation Program Officers Network (ProNET). Born in Europe, Tom is fluent in German and French.

 

Andy DaveyAndrew Davey
Community Program Analyst

Andy assists with Madison Community Foundation’s grantmaking and researches nonprofit sector trends, practices, and opportunities, primarily in Dane County. This research supports MCF's grantmaking strategy, informs philanthropic donors, and helps build the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. He holds a PhD in geography and environmental history from UW-Madison. Andy grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and enjoys the many charms of living in the Midwest. Prior to graduate school and work at MCF, he worked for several years for nonprofits in Seattle. Andy enjoys spending his free time biking around town and hanging out with his wife and young son.

Donor Engagement

David KoehlerDavid Koehler
Vice President Donor Engagement

David leads our donor and philanthropic services team, working with individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, businesses and professional advisors to meet current and future goals through philanthropy. He brings 20 years of experience serving donors and previously held leadership roles with Madison College Foundation, Agrace HospiceCare Foundation and the International Crane Foundation. He began his career in fundraising with The Nature Conservancy. David is a graduate of UW-Madison and has two daughters who are also Badgers. He lives in Madison with his wife, Elizabeth, where they can be found riding bikes or running on trails. 

 

 

Angela R. DavisAngela Davis
Development Director

Angela works with nonprofit organizations, individuals, and giving partners to support charitable causes meaningful to them. Our giving partners include A Fund for Women, as well as MCF’s six regional giving partners: Columbus Area Endowment, Lodi Area Community Endowment, Middleton Endowment, the Monona Fund, Portage Area Endowment, and Rio Community Fund. These partners work with MCF to support specific local communities and causes.

After graduating from college, Angela’s first job was in the Planning & Development Department as a Community Development Planner with grassroots organizations for several years before becoming a community center director in her hometown of Hammond, Indiana. She also served her on several nonprofit boards. Her career path took her into higher education fundraising at Indiana State University, moving on to spend 10 years at Purdue University in various roles in donor services and stewardship. Angela’s first job in Wisconsin was with the Wisconsin Historical Foundation as a development officer.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Madison. Angela is a proud member of the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2017, Angela was named to the Black Power List which recognized the 35 Most Influential Black Leaders in Wisconsin. She enjoys volunteering in the community and living on Lake Monona with her partner.

Alison HellandAlison Helland, JD, LLM
Director of Donor & Advisor Engagement
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Alison draws on her experience as a tax, estate and succession planning attorney to help people make smart, impactful gifts to causes that are meaningful to them. She also works closely with accountants, attorneys, financial planners and other advisors to identify current and future gift options that may be beneficial to their clients.

Alison is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and serves on the Board of Governors and as Chair of the Section Leaders Council for the State Bar of Wisconsin. She was named one of BRAVA Magazine's "Women 2 Watch" (2019), received the "Women in the Law" (2018) and “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2016) awards from the Wisconsin Law Journal, and was recognized in the "40 Under 40" (2017) class of InBusiness Magazine.

In her free time, Alison enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, and volunteering with her favorite local nonprofits.

 

Caitlin RyanCaitlin Ryan
Donor Relations Manager

Caitlin supports donors in having a meaningful philanthropic experience. She is honored to provide support and resources to help people make an impact on our community. Caitlin previously worked in fundraising at Overture Center for the Arts and has more than 10 years of experience connecting people to the things they care about. Caitlin and her husband live in an old house in Stoughton with their three children and dog, Cheddar. In her free time she enjoys dining at her family’s restaurants and outdoor adventures in all seasons.

Finance and Operations

Carmen JeschkeCarmen Jeschke, CPA
Vice President Finance & Operations

Carmen oversees MCF’s finance and operations work. She 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 and her husband live in Madison, and spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors, hiking, biking and traveling.

 

 

 

Tina KlehrTina Klehr
Database Specialist

Tina is our database manager and analyst. Her love for the Dane County community and the nonprofits who do so much to enhance our quality of life can be seen in her work providing donor services support as well as extensive database capabilities. She enjoys the artistic, cultural and educational opportunities so abundant in Dane County.

 

 

 

Harmony KronickHarmony Kronick
Operations Director

Harmony is responsible for donor and fundholder operations. In addition to coordinating gift processing, database administration and new fund set-up, Harmony also supports and develops IT department initiatives and coordinates internal policies and procedures to maintain compliance with COF National Standards. A native of central Wisconsin, Harmony lives in Madison with her husband and enjoys baking, gardening and nature walks.

 

 

 

Connie TibbettsConnie Tibbetts
Accountant

Connie is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting systems and managing scholarships. She stays current on laws and regulations and supports greater understanding among fundholders about the financial advantages of giving through a community foundation. Connie is a Wisconsin native, an avid cook and lives in Stoughton with her family.

We looked at several options for our endowments and Madison Community Foundation was the one that provided the best support. The availability of their staff and resources to enhance our strategic goals far surpassed the other groups, the community presence and networking of MCF is unparalleled, and we knew our investment was going to managed in a professional and ethical manner.”
- Donors Bill Lunney and Judie Pfeifer