Madison Community Foundation (MCF) announced Monday that it is adding a Program Director of Grantmaking to its staff, and that current Development Director Angela R. Davis has accepted the position and will transition into the role in April 2022.
Davis has been with MCF for five years, leading efforts with A Fund for Women and MCF’s community giving partners around the region. She began her nonprofit work in Hammond, Ind., where she worked as a community development planner and director of a community center for 8 1⁄2 years. After returning to school to earn a Master of Science in Human Resources Development for Higher Education and Industry from Indiana State University and a certificate in nonprofit management and governance from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, she worked at Purdue University for a number of years in stewardship and development positions. Angela came to Madison to work at the Wisconsin Historical Foundation before joining MCF’s donor engagement team.
In a media release, MCF said Angela is highly regarded in the community — a sought-after speaker, people person, fundraiser, grantmaker, nonprofit advocate and community connector. She’s also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and in 2017 was named by Madison 65 as one of the most influential Black leaders in Wisconsin.
“Words cannot begin to express just how humbled and grateful to begin this new role as Program Director of Grantmaking in April,” Davis wrote in a Facebook post. “This is truly a dream come true to work more closely with our nonprofit organizations that work so hard to make a difference in our community. Thank you to all my mentors and the village that helped shape me and to Madison Community Foundation as I begin this new chapter in my professional life!”
“We are excited about the skills and experience Angela brings to MCF’s grantmaking program,” Tom Linfield, Vice President of Community Impact, said in a statement. “Angela will really help us increase our impact as MCF continues to grow.”