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December 2016

837 students take FVTC up on its promise

Posted on Dec 27, 2016, by

Fox Valley Technical College had 837 students sign on for its promise of a free education by the Dec. 15 deadline, putting it well on its way to the 3,000 Promise Scholars the school hopes to have by 2023. Under the FVTC Promise scholarship program, every eligible incoming high school student in the Fox Valley Technical […]

6 donors whose giving made a difference in 2016

Posted on Dec 20, 2016, by

The joyfully decorated presents soon will surround your tree, to be followed by wall-to-wall scraps of torn giftwrap and smiling faces of children, young and old. Here at the Community Foundation, we have been able to give and receive many great gifts. But our presents are delivered throughout the year as our donors show their […]

Together, we can spark change

Posted on Dec 19, 2016, by

By Curt Detjen, President/CEO, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region As I reflect back on the year that’s almost gone, there is much to make us hopeful. Your Foundation is serving a record number of donors, who have generated an unprecedented $19 million in grants from charitable funds to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. […]

FVTC’s Promise Scholars Program is a ‘triple-win’

Posted on Dec 15, 2016, by

By Mary Downs Executive Director, FVTC Foundation Thank you, Community Foundation, for investing in our community! The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region recently made a generous investment in our community’s future by granting $50,000 to the Fox Valley Technical College Promise Scholars Program.  It’s designed to remove financial barriers that prevent talented students […]

Leaving a legacy doesn’t require wealth

Posted on Dec 13, 2016, by

Pat and Jerry Rickman have a list of reasons for having a charitable fund with the Community Foundation. They want to use some of their retirement savings to support their favorite causes – including education for the very young and for young adults, as well as parks and green spaces in the Neenah area. Both have […]