Meet Our Team


Marcy Allen

Executive Director

Working in Economic Development has provided her a deep understanding of community issues, resources, and people. She believes that we all rise together. She oversees day to day operations and is responsible for translating broad objectives set by the board of directors into specific plans for the achievement of immediate goals.

Marcy loves to embrace change and believes that real organizational change comes from a place of understanding. Marcy loves to ski, bike and run with her family in the magical place that she likes to call the perfect city/town, Missoula, MT.

Aimee Addison

Finance & Operations Director

Her tenure saw the Foundation grow from a volunteer run organization to a successful nonprofit with 4.5 million in assets supporting robust grant and scholarship programs. She further honed her nonprofit experience through service on nonprofit boards including Linn-Benton Community College Foundation, Calapooia Watershed Council, Albany Visitors Association and United Way.

Addison, who will soon be a Montana resident, states that she is “thrilled to continue her nonprofit work through her new role as the Finance and Operations Director for Missoula Community Foundation. Nonprofits are the heart of a successful community. I am honored to help support Missoula nonprofits through my work with Missoula Community Foundation”.

Joining Addison in Montana are her husband Ed, who works for a Montana based software company, and her daughter Emily, a soon to be architect.

Ann Wiltse

Program & Office Coordinator

She moved to Missoula in 2002 and was a Research Historian for Historical Research Associates and an Account Manager at VIM&VIGR before joining the foundation. She loves the MslaCF because it is so unique – it is a mission-based nonprofit that is engaged in philanthropy on many levels –so the work is never boring and the impacts are always multi-layered. Ann is especially fond of hockey, good novels, skiing and bodysurfing, and she makes really good chocolate chip cookies.

Board of Directors

Tony Crawford


Tony has been a member of the College of Business faculty for 25 years.  His teaching and research focus includes banking, corporate finance, and business valuation.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Montana, where he has been a member since the Bank’s establishment in 2007.  Dr. Crawford has served on and/or chaired several local non-profit boards, including the Missoula Housing Corporation and Make-A-Wish Montana.

Tony Lives with his wife Pedge in the upper Rattlesnake neighborhood, where he appreciates the ability to hike out his back door with his dog Wrigley.  A near life-long Chicago Cubs fan, Tony loves baseball.  He also plays/collects guitars, takes occasional winding summer rides on his motorcycle and enjoys live music and music festivals (and cannot wait to enjoy these with Pedge and their friends again).  Pedge and Tony share five children and five grandchildren, and they are fortunate that most still live in Missoula which keeps them blessed, busy and connected.

Mark Anderson

Vice President

He also serves on the ATG philanthropy committee. Mark is a small-town Montana kid at heart, having grown up in Clancy, and attended high school in Boulder Montana. Mark grew up in a household that struggled. He gained the value of hard work, humility, and gratitude for the simple things.


After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark lived in Seattle for eight years. It was there that he worked as a paralegal. He also had the opportunity to work for Building Changes, a homeless policy maker and grant management/re-granter firm. While at Building Changes, Mark gained a passion and drive for affecting change in community homelessness. Mark returned to Missoula in 2014. He had the privilege of serving on the Board President of the Poverello Center, as well as regularly volunteering at Watson’s Children Shelter, the Missoula Food Bank, and Forward Montana.


Mark is married to his college sweetheart, Stacie Anderson, who is a current city council alderwoman and Executive Director for A Better Big Sky.


Mark believes that change is possible, and chooses hope over cynicism.

Charity O'Connor


at the University of Michigan. She worked for a number of years as a Juvenile Probation Officer for Missoula County Youth Court.  After moving to Seattle and working as a Social Worker for King County she decided to change careers and enrolled at the Culinary Art Institute where she earned an Associates Degree. Following stints in French restaurants and Italian, she moved “home” to Missoula and worked as a private chef for a number of years before having her one and only daughter, with her husband Matt.
Currently, Charity enjoys fulfilling her two passions, helping others and food, and can be found at the Missoula Food Bank, teaching cooking classes, sorting produce and any of the many other tasks they allow her to do.  She can also be seen volunteering at her daughter’s school, Sussex, and helping out at the other organization near and dear to her heart, Families First Learning Lab. She served a tiny role in ushering in their new home at the brand new Missoula Public Library.

She also enjoys reading, traveling, running, hiking with dogs Earl and Lily, and planning elaborate family meals.

Ink Realty Realtor

Cindy Waltz

While working as a nanny and running the nanny agency, Cindy volunteered to help start the Families First Children’s Museum. She was hired on as the Volunteer Coordinator and later became Assistant Director, and then Director. Wanting to spend more time with her young children, Cindy left the Children’s Museum and ran a business from home for 12 years.

In January of 2017 she started a new career as a realtor at Ink Realty Group.  Cindy and her husband enjoy being part of the amazing Missoula community. She enthusiastically embraces all that Montana living has to offer and enjoys adventures with her family.  Cindy’s passion for this great place runs deep.

Clare O'Connell

Clients consistently recognize Clare’s exceptional ability to align business strategy to employee performance and engagement.  She is noted for her astute interpersonal skills and authentic presence, complemented by knowing when to ask “tough questions” in order to reach the desired goals of each client.

Clare has delivered workshops and coached leaders throughout Europe, China, India and South America.    She received her professional coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, CA.  She’s been designated as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation.  Clare holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Ireland.  She volunteers with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fostering appreciation and stewardship of wilderness and wild lands, as a fire lookout at St. Mary Peak lookout outside Stevensville, Montana.

Rob Richardson

Additionally, Rob has worked for Intermountain Healthcare’s Pension and corporate investment team; The Broe Group, researching private equity and venture capital opportunities; and Stifel Financial as an Equity Research Associate covering Applied Technology stocks. 

Rob is a graduate of Lockheed Martin’s Finance Leadership Development Program.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Brigham Young University in 2009, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver in 2012.  Rob is also a CFA Charterholder. Rob lives with his wife Amy and four children in Missoula and enjoy exploring the outdoors.

Amy Ragsdale

On moving to Montana, she was hired to head the Dance Program at the University of Montana, earned a masters in Movement Studies from Wesleyan, went on to become a full professor, establish two dance companies – Mo-Trans and Headwaters Dance Co. – earn UM’s award for Outstanding Faculty and the 2009 Governor’s Arts Awards for the State of Montana.

She has taught dance on four other continents, and had her site-specific dance work shown on CNN’s World News.  Her travel memoir, Crossing the River: A Life in Brazil was published in 2015.  Her articles have been published in Outside, Outside On-line, Mamalode, and High Desert Journal.

Julie Sirrs

and moved to Montana with her husband and children in 2006.  She graduated with high honors from the University of Montana School of Law and has served as a board member for a number of other local nonprofit organizations.

Ben Sokoloski

Ben launched, ran and grew the downtown gem Market on Front. In 2019 Ben sold the company to a local entrepreneur and embarked on a new journey in the insurance world.  He joined Stewart Title to develop, strategically reposition and improve systems/efficiencies and most importantly position the company for acquisition, which was carried out in 2021. Ben is currently Area Manager for Fidelity National Title in Missoula and Ravalli Counties.

Julie Osborne

She is a long-time Missoulian and enjoys applying her experience in nonprofit, political, educational and research organizations to bring together inclusive communities and support innovative programs. She is especially passionate about working with diverse groups to address climate change and environmental equity issues.

Julie was most recently the Finance Manager for Monica Tranel’s campaign, and was a member of the Missoula Community Foundation’s MPNE Advisory Committee.

Investment Team

Merrill Lynch - KLO Group

330 N Higgins Ave, 1st Floor

Missoula, MT 59802


Peterson CPA Group

705 S Reserve St, Suite B

Missoula, MT 59801


Tony Crawford-Chair

Mark Anderson

Charity O’Connor

Marcy Allen

Amy Ragsdale-Chair

Charity O’Connor

Jen Boyer

Clare O’Connell

Rob Richardson-Chair

Tony Crawford

Jeremy Brown

Moriah Mitsuda

Tony Crawford-Chair

Sue Anderson

Marcy Allen

Tracy Pohndorf

Youpa Stein

Odette Grassi