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October 2014

A great year of giving

Posted on Oct 28, 2014, by

We saw an incredible year for charitable giving in the Fox Valley region, as highlighted in our 2014 Report to the Community for the year ending June 30, 2014. Grants awarded: a record $15.9 million granted to nearly 900 nonprofits. Contributions: second-most in our 28-year history with more than $31 million given by 1,900 generous individuals, […]

It was a big birthday in Cleveland

Posted on Oct 23, 2014, by

This week I, along with several of my colleagues, had the opportunity to represent the Community Foundation at the Council on Foundations’ Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to learning about the current landscape of community philanthropy and hearing from dynamic speakers, we were also celebrating a birthday. Actually a big […]

Latino simulation opens eyes

Posted on Oct 17, 2014, by

This week I participated in a Latino Simulation during a Community Health Action Team (CHAT) meeting. CHAT is a group of community leaders from several sectors who come together regularly and conduct “plunges” about specific issues that arise in our community. From the in-depth learning come some specific action plans. The Latino Simulation arose from […]

Hidden charity

Posted on Oct 10, 2014, by

It’s a story we’ve shared before. The seemingly typical neighbor next door who works hard, lives simply and then surprises everyone with a large gift to charity upon their death. The millionaires next door in this particular example were George and Gussie Balck of Combined Locks and Arthur and Mary Leske of Neenah. Gussie and […]

Frank Shattuck’s legacy still helping youth

Posted on Oct 3, 2014, by

Community leaders have been working tirelessly in recent months to secure the financial gifts necessary to invest in a Boys and Girls Clubs in Menasha. Contributors to the multi-million-dollar project include businesses and people who care about the future of young people in our community. And then there’s Frank Shattuck. Frank, a prominent Neenah architect […]