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Sep 23, 2021

Hispanic newcomers need all of us working together

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the long history and rich cultures of the nearly 62 million people who[...]

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Sep 22, 2021

Voices from the Valley Episode 2: A Story Of Hope

“I don’t want to be tens of thousands of dollars in debt,” says Alex Aschenbrener, a Gresham High School student, looking ahead to his future.[...]

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Sep 21, 2021

Hands On Deck: free rides and a culture of creativity

By Mark Hawkins, founder and president of Hands On Deck “Estuary Connection Opportunities” is our new program offering free rides in a restored vintage wooden[...]

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Sep 16, 2021

Create a Charitable Fund – With These Simple Steps

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helps generous and caring people like you give back to the causes and community you care about[...]

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Sep 14, 2021

Clients reassured their legacy is secured

By Reg Wydeven, McCarty Law and Community Foundation Board member As an estate planning attorney in the Fox Valley, I am continuously amazed at the[...]

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Sep 9, 2021

A perfect match for hunger relief

48 million people in the U.S. live with hunger every day. That stark reality hits close to home. As Wisconsin children headed back to school[...]

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It really brought a lot of joy.

Mame Heaney, about her mother

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It’s just an outstanding way to enable people to give back to their community.

Kim Rietbrock, attorney for Violet Laack

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We just feel that these are blessings that should be shared.

Jon Stellmacher

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Advancing our community by connecting the generosity of donors with non-profit organizations and grant recipients to create opportunities for all.

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Life’s been good to me so I should give like my parents did.

Elaine Ven Rooy

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