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December 2016

Four tips for the giving season

Posted on Dec 9, 2016, by

By Bob Ellis – VP Development and Donor Services With run of moderate temperatures we experienced last month, the year-end giving season has come on us even quicker than usual. Having cleaned out the garden, raked the leaves and prepared the snow blower, we need to turn our attention to that last flurry of charitable giving […]

Where to go with the Thompson Center?

Posted on Dec 6, 2016, by

Community leaders trying to settle the future of the former Thompson Community Center have scheduled two listening sessions to hear community input on the at least three solutions proposed to deal with the closing of the center’s College Avenue location by Lutheran Social Services last March. To express your views on the senior and community […]

Committee members fill funding gap

Posted on Dec 6, 2016, by

When the members of the Infant Welfare Circle Grants Committee met on Nov. 21, they had six grant recommendations totaling $14,000, and they liked them all. The requests included: CHAPS Academy – $3,000 for suicide prevention and intervention programs that involve young people working with horses as part of their counseling. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin […]

Our staff volunteers at Feeding America

Posted on Dec 2, 2016, by

Staff members from the Community Foundation went from grant-makers to front-line volunteers for part of the morning today, helping to sort and repackage donations from a retail chain to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. This particular task involved non-food items — household goods, personal care items and toys — to be distributed along with the food […]