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May 2013

Growing community

Posted on May 26, 2013, by

How do you fill out an employment history when you’ve spent the past 10 years in prison? Or explain a spotty job record caused by drug addiction? A job training program at Riverview Gardens has been the answer for some. About 30 adults and 15 high school students have gotten training in job and workplace […]

Couple feels blessed and wants to share

Posted on May 21, 2013, by

Sarah Schmidt says the Community Foundation is so familiar, it’s almost like a part of her family. That’s why she and her partner, Julie Matthei, feel very comfortable leaving a significant portion of their estates to a family foundation established within the Foundation.“We both recognize the significant skill and experience the Foundation brings to our […]

Kicking it to cancer

Posted on May 20, 2013, by

Rebecca Skowronski was a typical high school sophomore, her days filled with studying, athletics and friends, when her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis turned everything upside-down. “At the time I hadn’t really heard too much about cancer, at least not anyone that I was close to, especially a family member,” Rebecca said. Her mom had surgery […]


Posted on May 10, 2013, by

Curt Detjen has been the Community Foundation’s President and CEO since 2003. A product of Combined Locks,  Curt went on to earn degrees at St. Norbert College and Notre Dame University. After working in business consulting and as Appleton’s Community Development Director, he found in the Community Foundation the most effective way for him to […]