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 brings the staff and board together to identify and implement strategic direction. He works with the Board of Governors to set and implement policy and assess the progress of MCF. He works with the donor engagement team to connect with donors and fundholders and attract assets to MCF to support its mission. He works with the community impact team to identify opportunities where MCF’s resources can have the most meaningful impact. And he works with the operations team to ensure efficient, effective operations and keen investment oversight. He has launched one son into the world and has another son, wife, and two Puggles at home. He needs an incentive (or prod) to exercise more.
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, she and her husband proudly parent an East High Purgolder.
Andrea is responsible for coordinating meetings and events at MCF, as well as providing support to the President, Board of Governors, and the donor engagement team. She enjoys traveling, volunteering for local events, and playing tennis and volleyball in area leagues. She lives in Madison with her family.
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.
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.
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 in their communities and around the world. 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.
Darcy builds and nurtures relationships with donors to help individuals, families, businesses and local organizations achieve their philanthropic goals. She is active in her church, schools and various community organizations.
Darcy shares a Dane County farmette with her husband, five horses, three cats, and her beloved yellow lab, Maya, where she enjoys horseback riding, biking, hiking, gardening, singing in the choir and guitar.
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
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.
Donor Relations 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 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 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.