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December 2017

We want to help you share in 2018

Posted on Dec 28, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO When we measure the quality of life in any region, one key factor is the degree to which people give. Our region being home to the 61st largest community foundation in the U.S., and second in Wisconsin only to Milwaukee, suggests a strong quality of life today and for future […]

Foundation elves deliver grant checks

Posted on Dec 22, 2017, by

United Way staff members accepted the grant checks en masse. From left are Josh Kilgas, Peter Feldkamp, the Foundation’s Shelly Leadley, Sarah Wright, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Konkel, Mary Wisnet, the Foundation’s Kathy Rechner, Lisa Smith and Rhonda Hannemann. Usually it’s the mail carrier that brings Community Foundation grant checks to nonprofit organizations, but this Friday […]

Catalpa and partners bring healing to Waupaca’s youth

Posted on Dec 20, 2017, by

Lindsay Fenlon of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maren Peterson of NAMI and Lisa Kogan-Praska of Catalpa celebrate the ribbon-cutting. Watch it on the Waupaca Information Network. A boost to the mental health of Waupaca’s youth announced its arrival Tuesday with the grand opening of offices in the Waupaca Woods shopping center for the Appleton-based counseling […]

5 Year-End Giving Tips

By Ann Engelhard Vice President Donor Services and Gift Planning Each December the Community Foundation office is a flurry of activity as donors make grants from their charitable funds to support their favorite charities before year-end. The giving season is an exciting time. During the past two weeks alone, we have mailed 377 grant checks […]

Donations doubled at Red Kettles Dec. 22

Posted on Dec 11, 2017, by

If you drop a donation in red kettles in the Fox Cities on Friday, Dec. 22, the Salvation Army – Fox Valley will receive twice the dollar amount (up to $40,000) toward meeting holiday needs, thanks to 21 donor funds within the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation Match Day will be the largest matching offer […]

Meet our new database manager, Diane

Posted on Dec 7, 2017, by

Hello, I’m Diane Zempel, the new database manager here at the Community Foundation. The best way for me to tell you about the talent I bring to the Community Foundation is to describe my kitchen pantry. In it, you will find canned vegetables grouped together by type with their labels facing forward. Likewise, in my […]