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About Tom Linfield
Tom Linfield is the Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Initiatives, facilitating $1.5 million in annual grantmaking to projects in Dane County, WI. In this capacity, Tom is leading the Beyond the Page Campaign, which will result in a $1.4 million public library programming endowment. Tom joined the Madison Community Foundation in 2004, bringing more than 19 years of professional experience to the position. Previously, Tom helped found the National Center for Outreach (NCO), strengthening public television outreach across the country. Prior to NCO, Tom directed the grants programs for Wisconsin Public Television and Edgewood College, raising over $15 million for education, production and humanities programs. He has served on the boards of Leadership for Greater Madison Alumni Association and Madison Open Arts Studios. A practicing fine artist, Tom exhibits regularly in Madison. Tom has a degree in Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Born in Europe, he is fluent in German and French. Tom is in the middle of several books right now, including The Art of Fielding and a biography of Henry Moore.