As Community Resource Analyst for the Madison Community Foundation (MCF), Andy conducts and disseminates research on the nonprofit sector in Dane County. The aim of his research is to help philanthropic donors make informed decisions and connect nonprofits to the resources they need to build their organizational capacity.
Andy is also a PhD candidate in Geography at UW-Madison, where he studies how people and institutions develop and enact environmental values.
Prior to arriving in Madison, Andy worked for several nonprofit organizations in Seattle, WA. He lived and worked with people with developmental disabilities, conducted educational outreach for an independent magazine, and facilitated cultural exchange programs between Seattle communities and the University of Washington.
When not researching or writing, he can often be found biking around town and spending time with his wife and baby son.
The mission of Madison Community Foundation is to enhance the common good through philanthropy.
Created in 1942 as Madison Community Trust, MCF helps people do their charitable giving their way, to causes they care about most. By starting an endowment fund or giving to an existing fund, donors become catalysts for good today and for generations to come.
As the community’s foundation, MCF is unique in its deep knowledge of the community, objective evaluation of charitable causes, expertise in charitable giving, and commitment to permanent, sustainable philanthropy. Together with donors and nonprofits, MCF strives to help the Madison area become a vibrant and generous place where we help each other thrive.