Two community members have been named new United Way of Dane County Foundation Trustees. The Foundation Board is comprised of lead volunteers who guide the organization in advancing the mission of United Way of Dane County, investing in our community’s Agenda for Change and providing opportunities for individuals to extend their own legacy of effective, local philanthropy.

New Trustees of the 2013 United Way of Dane County Foundation Board include: Frederick Schwartz, Sub-Zero Group, Inc.; and Chief Noble Wray, Madison Police Department. Madelyn Leopold, retired partner from Boardman & Clark LLP, was elected to serve as the Foundation’s Chair. Other individuals elected to positions include: Vice Chair- Jay Sekelsky, Madison Investment Advisors, and Secretary/Treasurer- Mark Koehl, Wipfli LLP.

Marv Conney, Community Leader, was named an Honorary Trustee. Michael Victorson, M3 Insurance, will serve this year as Ex Officio Trustee as he chairs the United Way of Dane County Board of Directors. Conney was an original donor to the Foundation which was incorporated in 1993.

“Our 2013 Foundation Board of Trustees is committed to continuing the Foundation’s growth, sustainability and impact. The Trustees have approved an aspirational five-year plan to realize $10 million in Foundation net assets and $10 million in expectancies by year’s end in 2015.” said Madelyn Leopold, Chair, United Way of Dane County Foundation. “This type of growth could transform lives through our community’s Agenda for Change. We invite everyone in the community to be a part of this work.”

Retiring Foundation Trustees include Gary Steinhauer, Steinhauer & Company LLC, and Gary Wolter, Madison Gas & Electric, who served as Ex Officio.

How to Give to the Foundation

Support of the Foundation is an investment in our community’s future. There are many options to give whether you are a long-time supporter or a new contributor to help the Foundation affect positive change today and tomorrow. For more information, please contact Kristi Shepard, Senior Director of Major & Planned Giving, at (608) 246-4399 or or visit

2013 United Way of Dane County Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees

Madelyn Leopold Chair Retired, Boardman & Clark LLP
Jay Sekelsky Vice Chair Madison Investment Advisors
Mark Koehl Secretary/Treasurer Wipfli LLP
Darrell Behnke Trustee U.S. Bank
Holly Cremer Berkenstadt Trustee Community Leader
Jim Blanchard Trustee Community Leader
John Bolz Trustee Community Leader
Londa Dewey Trustee The QTI Group
Barbara Finley Trustee Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Clayton Frink Trustee The Capital Times
Leslie Ann Howard Ex Officio United Way of Dane County
Sherri Kliczak Trustee Retired, National Guardian Life
Norma Madsen Trustee Community Leader
Jim Riordan Trustee Retired, WPS Health Insurance
Frederick Schwartz Trustee Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
Michael Victorson Ex Officio M3 Insurance
Chief Noble Wray Trustee Madison Police Department
John Zimdars Trustee The Zimdars Company

Honorary Trustees

Don Anderson Marv Conney Jerry Hiegel
Jean Manchester Dale Mathwich Loren Mortenson
Thomas G. Ragatz

*New Trustees bolded

Our Community’s Agenda for Change


  • Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
  • Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.


  • There is a decrease in family homelessness.
  • There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.


  • People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

United Way engages our community mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.

About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition in Dane County.