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 advance a more vibrant and equitable community. He advocates for MCF as the community’s foundation – built by, governed by, and dedicated to the community. Bob is steadfast in growing MCF as a legacy for the community, and ensures MCF is using its assets in the most efficient, effective way to enhance the quality of life in Greater Madison, and to foster a community where fairness, inclusion and respect thrive. Bob joined MCF in 2007 and became President in 2013. Under his leadership assets have grown from $130 million to $395 million.

Bob’s entire career has been spent in the not-for-profit field. Before joining MCF, he 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.


 

Julia HeadshotJulia Carabelli
Digital Content Specialist

As a part of the communications team, Julia assists with social media presence, publications and website updates. As a 2022 University of Wisconsin – La Crosse graduate with a BS in Marketing and Sociology, Julia is excited to begin her career in the nonprofit industry as a part of MCF’s team. She was drawn to the many rich artistic, educational and cultural experiences in Madison and is becoming acquainted to her new home. Julia enjoys exercising her green thumb, thrifting, reading and swimming in her free time.

 

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. She enjoys sailing on Lake Mendota and indoor climbing. Liz lives on the near east side with her partner and "pawsome" cat.

 

 

 

 

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 conducts research and convenes nonprofit practitioners and other philanthropic funders around critical issues. He holds a PhD in geography and environmental history from UW-Madison. His research includes publications on nonprofit capacity building, local food production and consumption, and the formation of environmental values. In his work, he draws on both his academic training as well as a variety of work experiences from caregiver for people with disabilities, nonprofit program manager, urban farmer, and classroom teacher. He lives on the east side of Madison with his wife and rambunctious young sons.

 

Angela R. DavisAngela Davis
Director of Grantmaking

Angela helps lead MCF's community impact work, facilitating Community Impact and Field of Interest grants. She uses her deep understanding of the local nonprofit field and the emerging challenges and opportunities in Dane County to help ensure strategic investment of MCF's grantmaking resources. Angela also works with nonprofit organizations to move from grant ideation through implementation and evaluation. 

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.

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. 

 

headshot of 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, and develops advisor-focused resources and content.

Alison received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2005, and her Masters in Tax Law from Northwestern University School of Law in 2006, and her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation in 2023. She is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors.

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

 

Nick Pjevach HeadshotNick Pjevach
Donor Database Manager

Nick Pjevach is the Donor Database Manager, generally responsible for all the information which allows MCF to collaborate with our various stakeholders. He previously worked at Arts + Literature Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin Foundation. He is a lifelong resident of Southeast Wisconsin, having come to live in Madison on two separate occasions, both to pursue degrees at UW: an MBA from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration and a BS in Computer Sciences. Outside of work, Nick chairs the Madison Arts Commission as well as the Economic Impact subcommittee of Greater Madison Music City, a broad coalition strategizing for equity among all members of our city's music ecosystem.

 

Caitlin RyanCaitlin Ryan
Director of Donor Engagement

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.

 

Camille Zanoni 2022 headshotCamille Zanoni
Director of Donor & Giving Partner Engagement
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Camille works with individuals and professional advisors to help develop and support plans for giving today and through estates, assists nonprofit leaders to establish and grow endowments, and supports the operations of MCF’s Giving Partners, including: A Fund for Women, Columbus Area Endowment, Lodi Area Community Endowment, Middleton Endowment, the Monona Fund, Portage Area Endowment, and Rio Community Fund.

Camille has served in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years, working on major donor fundraising, planned giving, endowment building and donor engagement. Prior to joining MCF, Camille served as director of philanthropy for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. She has spent time living or working in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, including serving as an agroforestry and education volunteer with Peace Corps in Paraguay, and working in Kenya on natural resource and environmental education projects. Camille holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation from UW-Madison along with a certificate in Environmental Studies. She lives in Madison with her husband, Samuel, and two sons, and enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and volunteering in the schools and community. 

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.

 

 

Headshot of Jazzmine HaygoodJazzmine Haygood
Administrative Assistant

Jazzmine graduated in 2019 from Marquette University with a BA in Criminology and Law Studies. As an administrative assistant, she provides support to the Operations team and acts as a receptionist for the main office. Jazzmine enjoys reading, playing video games and spending time with her family. Her life goal is to leave an impact on every heart she meets whether it be a small or big gesture.

 

 

Beth Hedges HeadshotBeth Hedges, CPA
Accounting Director

Beth joined MCF in September 2023 filling the role of Accountant and has quickly grown to be our Accounting Director. She grew up in Southcentral WI and has lived in Madison since 2022. She spent the last 5+ years in Atlanta, GA, working as an auditor for nonprofit organizations and is excited to use this experience to support the operations of MCF. While she enjoyed the extended summers and mountain topography of the Southeast, Beth was excited to return to her home state and begin to explore the food, hikes and entertainment in Madison. She lives on the East side with her husband and their two dogs, and the four of them can often be found at dog parks around the city.

 

Harmony KronickHarmony Kronick
Senior 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.

 

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