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

Bob leads Madison Community Foundation's efforts to broaden and deepen its impact throughout Dane County. During his tenure, MCF has launched and grown its annual Community Impact campaign to raise resources for competitive grantmaking, enhanced charitable giving opportunities for donors, and grown its assets from $130 million to $218 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 and MBA from UW-Madison, and is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Madison. Bob and his wife have launched one son into the world and have another son and two Puggles at home.

 

Brennan NardiBrennan Nardi
Communications Director

Brennan manages communications and marketing, including publications, digital and social media, public relations and community engagement. Her previous community roles include 10 years as editor of Madison Magazine, where she now writes a monthly column on entrepreneurship called "Startup City." At home, Brennan and her husband proudly parent an East High Purgolder.

 

Liz TeubertLiz Teubert
Executive Assistant

Liz provides administrative support for MCF's President, Vice President of Donor Engagement, and Board of Governors. A native of Edgerton, Liz enjoys the outdoors, cooking and her two "pawsome" cats.

 

 

Brenda RedepenningBrenda Redepenning
Receptionist

Brenda welcomes visitors in person and on the phone, keeps the office stocked with supplies and organized, and assists staff with projects large and small. She lives on the east side (the best side). When she isn’t working or attending classes, she enjoys music, exercising, church activities, and socializing with friends.

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 serves on the national steering committee for the Community Foundation Program Officers Network (ProNET). Born in Europe, Tom is fluent in German and French.

Andrea NilsenAndrea Nilsen
Community Impact Coordinator

Andrea offers support for grantmaking and also coordinates meetings and events. She enjoys traveling, volunteering for local events, and playing tennis and volleyball in area leagues. She lives in Madison with her family.

 

 

Andrew DaveyAndrew Davey
Community Resource Analyst

Andy conducts and disseminates research on the nonprofit sector in Dane County as a key part of MCF’s Community Resource Initiative. The goal of this effort is to help donors make informed decisions and connect nonprofits to the resources they need to build their organizational capacity, and refine our grantmaking strategy. Andy is also a PhD candidate in Geography at UW-Madison. When not researching or writing, he can usually be found biking around town and spending time with his wife and baby son.

Donor Engagement

David KoehlerDavid Koehler
Vice President, Donor Engagement

David provides leadership for our donor engagement team, working with individuals, families and businesses to make meaningful impacts for charitable causes and communities they love. He previously served as Vice President for Advancement for International Crane Foundation and in development roles for Madison College Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. David is a UW-Madison alum and has two daughters in college. He lives in Madison with his wife, Elizabeth, where they can be found riding old Schwinns and adoring their cleanly cat Wallace, who takes people showers every day. Learn more about David Koehler here.

 

Darcy KobinskyDarcy Kobinsky
Stewardship Director

Darcy helps individuals, families, and local organizations achieve their philanthropic goals. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business at UW-Madison, and has been representing MCF since 2005. A Wisconsin native, Darcy loves the outdoors and can often be found riding her horses or hiking in the hills and valleys surrounding the 18-acre farmette she shares with her husband and yellow lab.

 

Angela DavisAngela Davis
Development Director

Angela works with individuals and giving partners to support charitable causes meaningful to them. 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. Angela is a native of Hammond, Indiana, and a proud member of Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She enjoys volunteering in the community, the arts and the sights and sounds of living on Lake Monona.

Finance and Operations

Ann CaseyAnn Casey
Vice President Finance and Operations

Ann directs financial and accounting activities for MCF assets, including oversight of investment management and policy development. She also assists individuals with planned giving and major gifts. She enjoys bicycling, sewing, vacationing in northern Wisconsin, and trying to keep up with her toddler grandson. She lives in the town of Springdale with her husband, Rob Laux, and family.

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, and her volunteer work includes time with Supporting Active Independent Lives, Forward Theater and Cooperative Children’s Book Center.

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