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Feb 25, 2021

10 Myths about the Racial Wealth Gap

By Chuck Self, Community Foundation Board Director You have probably heard many explanations about why we have a racial wealth gap. Duke University published a[...]

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Feb 24, 2021

What causes a Racial Wealth Gap?

By Chuck Self, Community Foundation Board Director Do you know what it is like to think you know something, but you really don’t? Like I[...]

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Feb 23, 2021

Make an Impact and Inspire Others to Give

Laura Meronk with her family By Laura Meronk, attorney and shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn – Appleton As a board member and volunteer with the Community[...]

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Feb 22, 2021

Grant helps Brillion Public Library explore renovation options

Thanks to support from a $1,500 grant from the Brillion Area Family of Funds, Brillion Public Library retained the services of Short, Elliott Hendrickson Inc.[...]

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Feb 18, 2021

March 1 scholarship application deadline approaches!

Rather than perform in person, students are once again applying for a competitive music scholarship via video. Chloe Sawall from Appleton East High School records[...]

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Feb 17, 2021

Barb Schmidt, a founder of Shawano Area Community Foundation, dies at 90

Photo by Shawano Area Community Foundation (SACF) Board member Curt Knoke. Barb Schmidt is being remembered for her life of serving Shawano County through her[...]

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“I didn’t do anything complicated"

Jeff Werner

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The more you share, the more you have.

Bob Karisny

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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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Over the years, you learn the joy of giving.

O.C. Boldt

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