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March 2017

‘The more you give, the more you have’

Posted on Mar 30, 2017, by

Before Bob and Mary Karisny’s five grandchildren could start tearing apart their presents this past Christmas Day, they had some charitable business to attend to. This has been the routine at grandma and grandpa’s house for their two children, their spouses and the grandkids for the past 10 or so years. The Menasha couple’s Bob […]

Stellmachers include ‘extra child’ in estate

Posted on Mar 28, 2017, by

Jon and Becky Stellmacher say making their favorite charitable causes part of their estate planning through the Community Foundation has always been their intention, so that’s what they did as they updated the necessary documents over the past year. Describing the provisions they have made for their charitable family endowment fund – the Becky and […]

Shawano family of funds helps bridge the autism gap

Posted on Mar 27, 2017, by

The all-volunteer group Bridge the Gap was awarded a $2,500 grant by the Shawano Area Community Foundation to purchase equipment that will help parents and therapists communicate better with autistic children. The Shawano-based nonprofit helps families who are awaiting state support or are in immediate crisis related to a family member who has an autism […]

Top Fox Valley volunteers selected

Posted on Mar 23, 2017, by

The Celebrating Volunteers award sponsors have chosen the recipients of this year’s outstanding Fox Valley area volunteer awards, which will be presented during a celebration May 2 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton. Register to attend at www.CelebrateVolunteers.org. Youth Scholarship Award – Kaylie Bittner for her efforts in launching a clothing and toiletry […]

Help veterans Connect to Courage

Posted on Mar 15, 2017, by

A coalition of veteran support groups that is mobilizing friends, family and comrades of veterans considering suicide will display the many available community tools at the Connect to Courage: Keeping Our Veterans Alive awareness- building event 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 28 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The event, supported by a Community Education […]

Brillion Foundation joins Brillion Area Family of Funds

Posted on Mar 9, 2017, by

Brillion Iron Works’ 65-year tradition of charitable giving in the community will continue with the Board of Directors of the Brillion Foundation Inc. deciding to transfer its giving to a charitable fund within the Community Foundation’s Brillion Area Family of Funds. The Brillion Iron Works Fund will support the community giving started in 1953 by the late […]

Teens’ work featured at Wildwood Film Festival

Posted on Mar 7, 2017, by

A film produced by local teens about confronting the crisis in the use of heroin and other opiates will be one of the highlights of the Wildwood Film Festival, this Saturday, March 11, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The short film Heroes Rising will be presented at 1-2:15 p.m. in the Kimberly-Clark Theater. Tickets […]

Screening program detects eye disorders in preschoolers

Posted on Mar 2, 2017, by

Finding a vision problem in more pre-school students may seem an odd measure of success, but a recent partnership between Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and eight UW-Oshkosh Head Start programs operating in the Fox Cities area are celebrating that accomplishment. With support from a $15,750 three-year Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant, Prevent Blindness was able to train Head […]