Board of Directors

An independent Board of Directors governs all operations and affairs of the CDMF. The board members include the Bishop, Vicar General, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison, along with independent board members from throughout the Diocese who represent different walks of life, professional experience, and geographic area. Four standing committees exist to assist with the CDMF’s functions: Investment, Development,  Grant Review, and Audit and Governance Committee.

“The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation is an effective way to ensure the flourishing of our parishes, schools, priests and charitable activities for decades to come. The mission of the Church is to evangelize the world, to proclaim the saving work of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, to invite everyone into a living relationship with the Son of God. The resources and leadership of the Foundation will fuel this essential effort in our local Church with ever-growing fervor and fruitfulness. I offer gratitude and blessings to everyone who serves on the Board and the staff of our Foundation.”

– Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Chairman of the Board

Most Rev. Donald J. Hying

Chairman of the Board

Bishop of Madison

Diocese of Madison

Rev. Msgr. James R. Bartylla

Vice Chair

Vicar General

Diocese of Madison

William Yallaly


Diocese of Madison

Ann Casey

President of the Board

Retired VP Finance & Operations,
Madison Community Foundation

St. Maria Goretti, Madison

Michael Arbet

Senior Portfolio Manager

Milestone Investment Advisors

Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, Sun Prairie

Richard Brachman

Retired Market Chairman,

Town Bank

St. Bernard, Middleton

Dennis Breunig

Retired CPA/Partner

Smith & Gesteland (BDO USA)

St. Mary, Pine Bluff

Rev. Msgr. Michael Burke

Pastor Emeritus

St. Maria Goretti, Madison

Phillip Galassie

Retired COO/Partner

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

St. John Vianney, Janesville

Chuck Gilbert

Retired Director of Sales & Marketing Strategy, Hendricks Holding Co.

St. Jude, Beloit

Matthew Gonnering


Widen Enterprises

St. John the Baptist, Waunakee

Elaine Hathaway

Retired CPA,
Family Charitable Fund Advisor

St. Bernard, Middleton

Matthew Lee


Foley & Lardner LLP

St. Thomas Aquinas,


Joseph Leone

Partner, DeWitt, LLP

Cathedral Parish,


Mark Meloy

President/CEO, First Business Bank

St. Maria Goretti,


James Rosemeyer

Owner/Investment Advisor, Rosemeyer Management Group

St. Mary, Platteville

Rev. Randy Timmerman


St. Dennis, Madison

Terry Warfield

PwC Professor, Richard J. Johnson Chair of the Dept. of Accounting,


Blessed Sacrament, Madison

Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation

702 South High Point Road | Suite 223
Madison, Wisconsin | 53719


Our Vision

To ignite the joy of giving in every heart,

every home, and every corner of the Diocese.

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