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Oct 6, 2022

Board Connect Matches Passion with Purpose

If you’ve ever adopted an animal, gone to a free concert, given blood, or given a financial donation, chances are you were engaging with a[...]

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Oct 4, 2022

Appleton Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Creatively Enhancing Education

Twenty-five years ago, Appleton’s strongest advocates for education conceived of a nonprofit that could take in private gifts and use them to support educators’ best[...]

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Sep 30, 2022

Podcast: Northeast Wisconsin’s Maternal Health Disparity

Did you know that black women in our area are five times as likely to die in childbirth? That’s according to the state’s Department of[...]

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Sep 29, 2022

Author discussion puts focus on domestic abuse in queer relationships

“If you need this book, it is for you.” Author Carmen Maria Machado dedicates In the Dream House, her award-winning, innovative memoir of domestic abuse in[...]

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Sep 27, 2022

Gillen Family: Partnering with the Community Foundation

The six children of John and Ann Gillen grew up watching their parents not only sharing their time and talents with the community, but also[...]

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Sep 22, 2022

Small Steps in learning

Kathy and Richard Block have made education both a profession and a passion. Although they have since retired, they believe that continuous small steps in[...]

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"Two lifetimes of hard work"

Patti Schoenborn-Kinjerski


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"Those gifts will go on forever.”

Cindy Wyngaard


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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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We just have great trust in the Community Foundation for making sure that our wishes will be honored.

Sue Detienne


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