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November 2016

Feeding America celebrates one year in new distribution center

A year ago, the area’s biggest provider of food to the hungry opened a regional distribution center in the Fox Cities. Feeding America celebrated this morning with a small group of funding partners, including the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, at the facility at 2911 W. Evergreen Drive in Little Chute. “The Fox Valley […]

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative has experienced new leader

By Kim O’Brien Executive Director Nonprofit Leadership Initiative I came to work here in September of 2015 as a part-time, three-month project leader for an effort to strengthen the leadership of nonprofits, led by the Community Foundation and supported by many other Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions and businesses. Workgroups had been meeting since […]

Foundation cooks up a tribute for Mary Harp-Jirschele’s career of service

The next time Mary Harp-Jirschele takes up her usual volunteer position behind the big griddle at the Homeless Connections shelter’s kitchen, she may be looking at gleaming, new metal. As a tribute to her career, most recently as executive director of the J. J. Keller Foundation, the Robert Dohr and Lilas Dohr Charitable Fund within the […]

Voices of Men Encourages Action to Stop Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Posted on Nov 2, 2016, by

After last year’s Voices of Men breakfast, attendees asked organizers to provide examples of specific things to be done daily to help end sexual assault and domestic violence. During today’s breakfast event at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, attended by 1,100 people, organizers announced two new efforts — a poster series called “11 Things Men […]