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September 2017

Family’s fund helps pay back for daughter’s college fun

Lydia Merizon’s name is spoken  frequently when the Bates College Division 3 varsity crew team takes to the water in Lewiston, Maine, though she is no longer part of the crew and has graduated from college. The athletes are referring to the sleek Lydia C. Merizon ’16, a 62-foot racing shell purchased after Lydia graduated last […]

Welcome Intern Amy!

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Niemuth, and I am interning at the Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region for my fall semester. I grew up and attended school in New London. Currently, I am finishing my fourth and final year at UW-Green Bay with a major in Public Administration, minor in Political Science, and certificate in […]

Nonprofits can map a route to stability

Registration is available now for a workshop that promises to provide a tool for nonprofits to achieve sustainability to better accomplish their missions. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” is designed for nonprofit staff and board members. It starts  8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, […]

Seniors cycling without regard to age

Seniors in the Fox Valley are taking to the area’s recreation trails in rapidly growing numbers, and they aren’t even breaking a sweat. They are passengers in bicycle-powered rickshaws being purchased for nursing facilities and nonprofits that work with the elderly or people with disabilities. Fox Cities locations now have at least 20 rickshaws in […]

Business session teaches being ethical is cool

Are you ethical in the way you do business? You can get an indication by taking this quiz or learn much more by attending the annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit 7:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. The event is presented by Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley. The Community Foundation […]

Brain injury high among abuse vicitms

Partners in BRAIN Fox Valley were surprised by the 86% of the 331 local homeless people they surveyed reporting traumatic brain injury, but they found another population for which serious head injuries seem to be underreported. In a field largely focused on injuries among football players, combat veterans and other sports participants, statistics normally report women […]

Neenah elementary schools offer mental health help

From the Neenah Joint School District   Elementary school students in the Neenah Joint School District will benefit from a school-based mental health program with a $300,000 grant through the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Neenah students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have access to mental […]