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Oct 21, 2016

Stock the Shelves kick-off includes Little Golden Books event

Two charitable efforts supported by the Community Foundation will join forces next week to help feed families in need. The Post-Crescent’s Stock the Shelves food[...]

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Oct 20, 2016

Mental health screening may have saved teens’ lives

Mental health wellness screening conducted by a partnership of five school districts under the leadership of the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley likely accomplished[...]

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Oct 19, 2016

Newest Foundation employee brings a history of service

Hello! I’m Annette Look and I’m the newest friendly face at the Community Foundation. My first day as Community Engagement Associate was Sept. 26 and[...]

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Oct 14, 2016

40-somethings put their charitable legacy in place early

Chad Hershner and Jeff Amstutz don’t sit on the sidelines when needs arise for their favorite causes – giving of their time, their money and[...]

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Oct 13, 2016

Foundation backs harsh lessons for teens of Party at the PAC

More than 5,600 students from 39 area high schools will witness the harsh realities of drinking and driving at the 18th annual PARTY at the PAC[...]

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Oct 10, 2016

The Post-Crescent: Walshes’ fund brings arts to young people

Linda Dums, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin (Published in The Post-Crescent on Oct. 8, 2016) For the last 16 years, Kaukauna students in third, fourth and[...]

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Nov 10, 2016

Leadership Institute Lunch & Learn

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Nov 17, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Forum: Topic — Finance

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room TBD

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Application Deadline: Clintonville Area Foundation

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Pipeline Topic — Housing

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Timber Rattler Stadium

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Spectrum Dance Theater’s Week-long Residency: #RACEish

Time: All Day
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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Teen Symposium 2017 – United Way Fox Cities

Time: All Day
Location: Radisson Paper Valley

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board PipeLine Topic — Environment

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Pepsi Atrium & Culinary Theatre

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board PipeLine Topic — Food Programs

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Riverview Gardens

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"It's our turn to give."

Bob Endries

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"This was the love and passion of her life."

Tony Fuller

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"Education has to do with discovery – that learning of the culture, the meanings assigned, the rarefied techniques that have come out of life experiences of people."

Mielke Family Foundation

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Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $221 million in grants since 1986.

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What you put into life, you get back out of life.

Raquel Strayer

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