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May 23, 2024

Addressing Our Housing Challenges is an Economic Imperative

In the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin, there’s an opportunity for growth in the housing sector. While recent studies reveal that only a quarter of[...]

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May 21, 2024

Environmental Stewardship Fund improves accessibility to nature

The Fox Valley is home to an abundance of natural beauty and the Environmental Stewardship Fund within the Community Foundation continues to support organizations and[...]

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May 16, 2024

$150,000 anonymous gift to Pillars supports homelessness

Unsheltered homelessness has increased by 70%, notably affecting families and the elderly, mainly due to rising rents. The number of homeless students in Appleton Area[...]

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May 14, 2024

Doell family creates a giving legacy forever

Retirement life is never boring for Eugene and Sue Doell, who have relationships with several funds at the Community Foundation. The retired Appleton couple began[...]

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May 10, 2024

Parents Speak: A Day Without Child Care

You can’t talk with anyone in the Fox Valley – or anywhere in Wisconsin – without hearing about how child care challenges are affecting families,[...]

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May 9, 2024

We welcome Micah Beck as Community Engagement Coordinator!

Hello! My name is Micah Beck, and I recently joined the Community Foundation as a Community Engagement Coordinator. Before joining the Community Foundation, I received[...]

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For me, it’s about improving lives for the next generation through learning and knowing these gifts will continue forever.

Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine

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To provide new services or supplement existing ones for youth and the elderly, while promoting education, the arts and health care for all.

Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund

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The Loop the Little Lake trail at Fritse Park has always been special to us.

Mary Durkee

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It was wonderful for her to be able to give back to her school.

Fritz Merizon

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