Staff Bob Sorge
Bob Sorge was appointed president of Madison Community Foundation (MCF) in May 2013 after serving as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for five years. Prior to joining MCF, Sorge served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for 15 years. Under his leadership the Orchestra expanded its budget and financial support, strengthened and increased programming, moved into Overture Center and developed a strong, stable operating model.
Sorge is an avid volunteer in the community. He is currently a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Madison and serves on the boards of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, Clean Lakes Alliance and Parkwood Hills Neighborhood Association. Past activities include Madison Cultural Plan Steering Committee, Spirit of Greater Madison and Walbridge School. He was previously honored as one of In Business Magazine's "40 under 40" list of business professionals.
Sorge graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990 and received his MBA from UW-Madison in May 2013. He has also participated in Leadership Greater Madison and other professional development programs.
Ann E. Casey - Vice President, Finance & Planned Giving
Ann Casey directs the financial and accounting activities for Madison Community Foundation assets, including oversight for investment management and policy development. She also assists individuals with planned giving and major gifts.
Before joining MCF in 1999, Ann spent nearly 20 years in public accounting as a Senior Tax Manager with both Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton, focusing on tax planning for entrepreneurial businesses, executives, and high net worth individuals. She received the Elijah Watt Sells Award with High Distinction on her CPA exam and is a member of the Wisconsin Institute for CPAs.
Beyond her commitment to managing philanthropy through the MCF, Ann demonstrates a commitment to community through her many volunteer activities. She is currently on the Board of the Wisconsin Planned Giving Council and the Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation. She is also a public board member of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, as well as its Investment and Finance Committees. Ann has also served on the Board of Directors for The Business Forum and Madison Area Adult Day Centers (new Eldercare of Wisconsin). She graduated from Leadership Greater Madison and was a founding member and past Chair of A Fund for Women, a component fund of Madison Community Foundation.
Ann holds a BA in Accounting from UW-Whitewater, a Masters in Taxation from UW-Madison, and completed a Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard School of Business.
Amy T. Overby - Vice President, Donor Relations
Amy Overby brings a wealth of community knowledge and philanthropic experience to her role as Vice President of Donor Relations. Her primary focus is to help individuals and organizations plan and achieve their philanthropic goals.
She has played many roles at Madison Community Foundation for over 20 years. After joining the staff in 1991, Amy was named Vice President of Grantmaking in 2000 and then Vice President of Donor Relations in 2005.
Prior to coming to the foundation, Amy worked in fund development and technical production for several nonprofit theatres in Wisconsin and Connecticut.
Amy has a Master's of Science in Communication from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.Tom M. Linfield
Amy is active in the community as a board member of the Dane County Humane Society, the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Madison Chapter, and the Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association Council. She is also member of the Rotary Club of Madison and WI Planned Giving Council and serves as the Associate Producer of the Annual State of Wisconsin Tribute and Ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Vice President, Grantmaking & Community Initiatives
Tom Linfield coordinates community impact grantmaking throughout Dane County, facilitating over $1.3 million in awards each year. He also works with area leaders and nonprofit directors to explore viable initiatives that create positive change.
Tom joined the Madison Community Foundation in 2004, bringing more than 19 years of professional experience to the position. Previously, he was Training and Grants Director for the National Center for Outreach (NCO), helping to build community outreach for public television stations across the country. Prior to NCO, Tom was Grants Manager for Wisconsin Public Television and Foundation and Government Relations Manager for Edgewood College.
Tom's commitment to community engagement is evident in his volunteer leadership activities. Having participated in Leadership Greater Madison, he served for many years on the program's Alumni Association Board, chairing its Education Committee. He was in the first CIVITAS class offered through the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. He also co-chairs the Board of Madison Area Open Arts Studios. A practicing fine artist, Tom exhibits regularly in Madison and co-chaired the Board of Madison Area Open Arts Studios from 2007-2010. He has donated artwork to many fundraisers, including those of HospiceCare, Madison Public Library, Fete de Marquette, New Harvest, and the First Unitarian Society.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Born in Europe, he is fluent in German and French.
- Operations Director
Harmony Kronick provides operational support for donor relations and grantmaking at the Madison Community Foundation. In addition to processing and tracking all contributions received, Harmony also provides database administration, assists fundholders with questions, and supports grantmaking functions.
After more than ten years in the wealth management industry, Harmony joined the Madison Community Foundation in 2006. Her experience in the areas of compliance and operations make her a natural fit for ensuring critical attention to detail in processing and tracking philanthropic transactions. Harmony's client service experience allows her to serve a diverse group of fundholders.
Harmony attended College of the Redwoods and the University of Puget Sound.Connie Tibbetts -
Connie Tibbetts is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting systems and managing the scholarships established through the Madison Community Foundation.
Her experiences as an accountant and a professional sous chef prior to joining the Madison Community Foundation in 2006, reflect a unique blend and appreciation for process, people and precision. She stays current on laws and regulations and supports greater understanding among fundholders about the financial advantages of giving through a community foundation.
Connie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.Darcy Kobinsky -
Building and nurturing relationships with Madison Community Foundation donors is Darcy's top priority. She is the first point of contact at the foundation and provides customer service and office coordination.
Darcy's Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in addition to more than 20 years of experience form the basis of her proficiency for overseeing professional office operations and projects. She has earned numerous awards directing educational services for a corporation and serving as an Administrator for a charitable research foundation.
Darcy maintains close ties to her community with past and present volunteer and board positions for local school organizations, youth groups and her church. Robin Reid
- Communications Director
Robin Reid joined the Madison Community Foundation staff in May 2008 in the newly created position of Communications Coordinator. Her task is to share the inspirational stories generated by the 850 funds now at MCF, and to increase media visibility for Madison Community Foundation.
Formerly owner of a home furnishings manufacturing company selling internationally for 23 years, Robin brings a rich understanding of marketing, branding, publicity, promotion, and customer service. While President of a furniture trade association, Robin learned the art and magic of creating community engagement - helping people tell their stories to foster support for the organization.
Currently a Village Board Trustee for Spring Green, Robin also served as president of Spring Green Area Arts Coalition, and on the boards of The Business Forum in Madison, Spring Green Chamber of Commerce, Rural Musicians Forum and the Steering Committee of the Center for Creativity. Robin studied agriculture at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pat Eschmann
- Beyond the Page Coordinator
Pat Eschmann is responsible for providing organizational coordination of fund development activities associated with the National Endowment for the Humanities endowment challenge grant project, Beyond the Page. Her background of 15 years working in public, academic, and special libraries in the access services, reference, and technical service areas, when combined with her professional experience in the fields of donor relations, fundraising, and marketing make her uniquely qualified for this liaison position that supports both MCF staff and Dane County librarians.
Pat graduated from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, minoring in Information and Research Studies and is a recent graduate of the UW-Madison’s School of Information & Library Studies (SLIS).