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July 2017

Legacy grants keep youth on the go

Posted on Jul 31, 2017, by

The Neenah youth drop-in center YouthGo has done what a lot of families do when they run out of household storage space – they’ve taken over the garage. In YouthGo’s case, first they had to build the garage. They accomplished that with help from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Fox Cities […]

Women’s Fund speaker draws spotlight

Posted on Jul 27, 2017, by

An Appleton native who will serve as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region’s annual luncheon Sept. 7 received international attention this week when the Journal of the American Medical Association published the largest study to date of brain injury in former American football players. Dr. Ann McKee, director of […]

Literacy Council adds capacity to help

Posted on Jul 26, 2017, by

The Fox Valley Literacy Council came looking for a Capacity Building grant from the Community Foundation to improve its communications and recruiting of new students. It worked. It worked so well that now they have a bit of a space crunch. A $50,000, two-year Capacity Building grant from unrestricted funds allowed the literacy tutoring group […]

Grant helps tell Neenah-Menasha story

Posted on Jul 25, 2017, by

There will be two opportunities this week to get an advanced look at a Wisconsin Public Television documentary on the complicated history of Neenah and Menasha, produced with support of a Community Foundation grant. The upcoming episode of “Wisconsin Hometown Stories” (which airs July 31) will be screened Wednesday, July 26, at Miron Construction’s Wenzler […]

Three join, four leave Foundation board

Posted on Jul 19, 2017, by

We are welcoming three community leaders who are adding their expertise to our Board of Directors. Beth Flaherty of Neenah, an independent legal services professional, recently concluded two years chairing the board of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of 11 years of service on that board. She received the 2013 Celebrating Volunteers Hanns […]

Donors put us in larger company

Posted on Jul 17, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen, President and CEO How do you measure the giving spirit of a community? One very good barometer is looking at how they give through their community foundation. The recently released 2016 Columbus Survey is the most authoritative measure we have for comparing giving to our Community Foundation with others across the country. […]

Letters make the numbers worthwhile

Posted on Jul 13, 2017, by

The Community Foundation has topped $1 million in scholarships awarded for the second year in a row. But it is letters, not numbers, that tell the real story here. The letters are from many of the 330 students that were awarded $1.06 million in scholarships supported by our donors. The assistance came from 156 charitable funds established […]

Hearthstone gets cool gift

Posted on Jul 11, 2017, by

When Greta Hammond took a charitable interest in the Hearthstone house it was largely familiarity. Greta grew up on River Drive in Appleton and went past the historic house on Prospect Avenue and Memorial Drive — the world’s first home powered by a central hydroelectric plant — at least twice a day. “I’ve always had a […]