FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014
Darrell Bazzell from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been named a new Trustee for the United Way of Dane County Foundation. 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.
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.
Nick Meriggioli, Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods Group, will serve this year as Ex Officio Trustee as he chairs the United Way of Dane County Board of Directors
“Our 2014 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 Londa Dewey, The QTI Group and Michael Victorson, M3 Insurance, 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 option 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/united-way-foundation/.
2014 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 Bazzell||Trustee||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Darrell Behnke||Trustee||U.S. Bank|
|Holly Cremer Berkenstadt||Trustee||Community Leader|
|Jim Blanchard||Trustee||Community Leader|
|John Bolz||Trustee||Community Leader|
|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|
|Nick Meriggioli||Ex Officio||Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods Group|
|Jim Riordan||Trustee||Retired, WPS Health Insurance|
|Frederick Schwartz||Trustee||Sub-Zero Group, Inc.|
|*Noble Wray||Trustee||Retired, Madison Police Depart.|
|John Zimdars||Trustee||The Zimdars Company|
|Don Anderson||Marv Conney||Jerry Hiegel|
|Jean Manchester||Dale Mathwich||Loren Mortenson|
|Thomas G. Ragatz|
New Trustees bolded
*On a temporary leave of absence
About 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.