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April 2017

Former CEO Larry Kath left legacy of caring

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. […]

Foundation alum now heads regional food program

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

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

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

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 […]