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June 2013

A feather for their caps

Posted on Jun 27, 2013, by

WOW! This year’s extremely busy scholarship season is nearly over.  The applications have been reviewed by committees, selections have been made, students have been notified and scholarship presentations have taken place at local high schools.

Joyce Bytof considers her legacy

Posted on Jun 24, 2013, by

In many years as a city hall and business reporter, I dealt with a lot of real estate professionals. The successful ones always presented an unwaveringly optimistic facade, no matter the reality or their actual opinions. So when I went to the offices of Coldwell Banker the Real Estate Group Inc. to interview company Chair […]

Future focused

Posted on Jun 24, 2013, by

When someone plans a campaign for a community project in the Fox Valley, the list of people they’d like to champion it is certain to include Joyce Bytof. For a good cause, her answer always normally would have been yes. But a long battle with a rare form of cancer has forced Joyce, chairman 0f […]

An insider’s perspective

Posted on Jun 19, 2013, by

As I come to the end of my term chairing the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, I can say confidently that the volunteers and staff work very hard to strengthen our community for the present and the future. They clearly are helping people make a difference in the lives of others.

$1.8 million in grants will fight poverty

Posted on Jun 17, 2013, by

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership announced grants of nearly $1.8 million to more than 80 nonprofit organizations in northeast Wisconsin during a news conference today. The grants from the Partnership, which is a collaboration between the U.S. Venture Open Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J. Keller Foundation and community foundations in the Fox Valley, […]

Voices of Young Men

Posted on Jun 12, 2013, by

I discovered several more reasons to feel confident about the future. What I found were some well-grounded, caring young men sharing their thoughts and convictions about what they can do to change society’s often stereotyped views about women and girls. The voices were those of young men ages 14 and 15.

Drum roll please!

Posted on Jun 5, 2013, by

Excitement is in the air at the Community Foundation. No, not because it’s National Running Day or National Gingerbread Day (seriously?), but today (drumroll) …we start our new blog! Ta da!

Community is what counts after 10 years

Posted on Jun 3, 2013, by

An interview with Insight Magazine recently gave me a reason to reflect back on my first 10 years as president/CEO of the Community Foundation. I found that what has been most important to our success was not what happened in those 10 years, but in what has defined our community from the beginning.

Links I Like

Posted on Jun 1, 2013, by

Your client wants to make a gift to Rotary … or Disabled Veterans … or Whitetails Unlimited – but how do you know if the gift will be tax-deductible?