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April 2017

Panel explores nature of board service

Posted on Apr 28, 2017, by

A panel of six representatives of nonprofits dedicated to enjoying the outdoors Thursday evening told a crowd of about 40 mostly younger people about the benefits they can get from serving on a board of directors. “I’ve been richly paid for my volunteer work,” Dave Peck, president of Friends of the Fox said. Whether working […]

Larry Kath ‘shaped the dream’

Posted on Apr 27, 2017, by

When Walter S. Rugland’s father, Walter L, Rugland, formed the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in 1986, working behind the scenes to position this new force for charitable giving was Larry Kath. Walt reflects on the contribution made by Larry Kath, who died Sunday at age 76. (Larry Kath is at the far […]

Former CEO Larry Kath left legacy of caring

Posted on Apr 25, 2017, by

Our hearts are heavy as we warmly remember Larry Kath, president and CEO of the Community Foundation from 1997-2003, who died peacefully at age 76 Sunday after a short illness. While working at Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial), Larry helped its President and CEO, Walter L. Rugland, establish the Community Foundation in 1986. […]

Grant gives shelters ‘Garage for Good’

Posted on Apr 20, 2017, by

With a single oil change you can further the training of women in a non-traditional trade and support survivors of abuse. The “Garage for Good” on the Grand Chute campus of Fox Valley Technical College supports programs at Harbor House in Appleton and the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh. A $78,000 grant from the Basic […]

Foundation alum now heads regional food program

Posted on Apr 18, 2017, by

Patti Habeck, a former Community Foundation community engagement manager, has been named president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the organization announced today.  “Patti Habeck has been a tireless champion of our mission to solve hunger since joining the organization in 2011,” said William Bohn, board chairman of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “She has been instrumental […]

Bob Ellis moves on to new opportunity

Posted on Apr 13, 2017, by

The Community Foundation today is reluctantly saying good-bye to Vice President Development and Donor Services Bob Ellis today. Bob has taken a position as vice president with Fiduciary Partners Inc., a privately owned trust service in Appleton. “Bob has been a wonderful teammate and has served our donors so well. We are very sorry to lose him,” […]

After five years, Riverview Gardens offers many paths to a better life

Posted on Apr 11, 2017, by

A social and agricultural experiment called Riverview Gardens has now been in operation for five years. This recent article on the American Public Works Association website recounts its successes, in partnership with the City of Appleton and the Community Foundation. Founded in 1898, Riverview Country Club and golf course was Wisconsin’s oldest private country club […]

Friends celebrate Linda’s retirement

Posted on Apr 6, 2017, by

Linda Heckel’s current and former co-workers and other guests turned out Wednesday to congratulate her for her 13 years of service to the Community Foundation and an enviable career. Linda is retiring effective Friday, April 7, as executive assistant to Curt Detjen, president/CEO of the Community Foundation. The celebration was attended by about 40 people. The […]

Volunteers help families claim refunds

Posted on Apr 4, 2017, by

A free tax preparation service for low- and moderate-income tax filers in Waupaca County is running well ahead of last year’s totals for people served and is putting substantial refund dollars in the hands of its clients. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered by CAP Services and supported by a $5,000 grant from the […]