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July 2014

Center, arena exhibit leadership

Posted on Jul 30, 2014, by

Maintaining a vibrant and strong community is challenging.  It requires vision, creativity and leadership. It takes people willing to put themselves out there for the good of the community. Our community has been talking about investing in both an exhibition center and a sizable indoor youth sports arena.  Each will require tens of millions of […]


Posted on Jul 23, 2014, by

I noticed very shortly after joining the Community Foundation 11 years ago that, for as much of a mystery as it is for a lot of people, its impact is everywhere you turn. When I drive around in the Fox Cities, I see a nonprofit helping the homeless, a basketball court, a bike rack on […]

Legacies run on will power

Posted on Jul 17, 2014, by

A good friend and former colleague recently shared a plaque that reads: “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.”  That may have been a younger generation’s response to a bumper sticker – popular among retirees – that proclaims: “I’m spending my kids’ inheritance!” Donors to the Community Foundation have found many creative […]

Taking a plunge

Posted on Jul 14, 2014, by

A couple months ago I mentioned to a friend that I planned to participate in a “plunge” and she envisioned me doing a polar bear-style leap into an icy lake. Not me—I’m more of a heated pool type—but I was more than willing to do a deep dive into the issue of end-of-life in our […]