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November 2017

LEAVEN breaks ground on Community Resource Center

LEAVEN Fox Cities broke ground Wednesday on its new Community Resource Center, an expansion expected to bring numerous nonprofits together to offer a wider range of services to the needy at the Opportunity Way nonprofit campus in Menasha. Executive Director Mary Parsons thanked the donors for helping them meet their $1 million goal, McMahon for donating […]

It’s Giving Tuesday-Get Involved!

Eat turkey leftovers. Check. Score Black Friday deals. Check. Shop Cyber Monday bargains. Check. On today’s to-do list: Join a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. #Giving Tuesday has been happening on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012 to begin the holiday giving season and inspire people to take action to […]

Rock the Block’s non-numbers even more impressive

Guest post from Ryan Roth Community Development Manager  Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity Two years ago, 500 hundred volunteers worked together in one neighborhood out of a desire to spend their efforts in a worthy cause — to improve a neighborhood for residents who were unable physically and/or financially to make the necessary repairs […]

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

During this week designated to celebrating philanthropy, the Fox Valley is saying good-bye to one of its most remarkable philanthropists. Doug Salmon and his wife, Carla, have invested heavily in scholarships for students with financial need — particularly single parents, first-generation college students and others with significant barriers to completing their education. Their Doug and Carla […]

Geenens are cross-country philanthropists

Two cities are benefitting from two Geenen families through two community foundations. They are just the family for us to model as what National Philanthropy Day is about. Nov. 15 is National Philanthropy Day, as first declared by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. The Association of Fundraising Professionals describes the day as a celebration of philanthropy […]

Play-based learning helps kids on autism spectrum

Guest post by Oliver Zornow Community Engagement Manager The Building for Kids Children’s Museum The Building for Kids Children’s Museum aims to create an interactive and supportive environment for all families. Through the support of a number of community partners, including several funds within the Community Foundation, Spectrum Saturday and the Autism Accessibility Initiative have […]