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Jul 28, 2016

Navarino wants to make guest speakers a habit

When ultralight pilot Joe Duff spoke June 17 at Navarino Nature Center to mark its 30th anniversary, he was a hit with the crowd of[...]

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Jul 27, 2016

Grant helps tell Project RUSH’s story

After Project RUSH sent 125 volunteers into the streets to interview 600 people who were homeless or on the verge, the Fox Cities Housing Coalition[...]

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Jul 25, 2016

LIFE study tells us our economy is as expected

The story of the local economy told in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is no mystery, though no one can[...]

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Jul 21, 2016

Learning with Loring always includes fun

“Back by popular demand” is not hollow rhetoric when you’re talking about Chuck Loring. The expert on board training and nonprofit operations has been back,[...]

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Jul 19, 2016

LIFE Study tells us who we are

The Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is intended to help us decide as a community what areas of life here are good as is[...]

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Jul 13, 2016

Your talents can make arts & culture groups stronger

The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative invites you to attend a free networking event 5-7 p.m. on July 21 to learn how you can add your expertise to a board or[...]

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Brazilian Samba Small Group Aug 04, 2016

Mile of Music-Free Music Education Events

Time: All Day
Location: Downtown Appleton

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Find Your Rhythm Community Drum Circle

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Shattuck Park, Neenah

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Wisconsin Public Television — Get Up and Go! Day 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: City Park, Appleton

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Mielke Theatre workshop Aug 15, 2016

Children’s Theatre Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Mielke Arts Center

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Lion King Aug 20, 2016

“The Lion King” Performance — Children’s Theatre

Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mielke Arts Center

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Application Deadline: SAC Developmental Disabilities Grants

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

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Nonprofit Leadership Initaitive Sep 15, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director: Topic — Fundraising

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

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Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants

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

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"It's our turn to give."

Bob Endries

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I want to say yes to everything.

Joyce Bytof

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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke

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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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