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February 2018

K9 fund gift honors Appleton police lieutenant

The Community Foundation could definitely be described as dog-friendly, at least in the charitable funds it manages. The police departments in the cities of Appleton and Kaukauna and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department have established charitable funds to help pay the costs of having dogs on duty. Appleton’s fund received a special gift last Friday. […]

Pool scoreboard included in Clintonville’s $19,000 in grants

A special recreational fund within the Clintonville Area Foundation will provide a $5,000 grant for a new scoreboard at the Clintonville Recreation Center Pool, along with $14,000 in grants the CAF awarded to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area. The Clintonville Area Swim Team was presented with the $5,000 grant from the Clintonville Area […]

Best-selling author joins Bubolz dedication

Richard Louv, the author of the best-seller “Last Child in the Woods” and inventor of the term “nature-deficit disorder,” will be on hand for the grand opening of Bubolz Nature Preserve’s new 18,000-square-foot nature center building on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Louv, whose work includes “The Nature Principal” and “Vitamin N,” is appearing courtesy of […]

Laack scholarship helps 18 Calumet County grads in just four years

A scholarship fund set up to benefit graduates from six Calumet County school districts by a hard-working couple is itself working hard to carry out their charitable legacy. Violet Laack taught in Reedsville, Brillion and Kiel, starting in a one-room schoolhouse, and continued substitute teaching into her 80s. Her husband, Ruben, worked at his cheese factory […]

Nonprofits partner to teach teens to play instruments

By Dana Berger Business Director, Kurt Stein’s School of Music Inc. Kurt Stein’s School of Music and YouthGo of Neenah will be collaborating to provide music education to underserved and at-risk teens. Eight participants from YouthGo, a drop-in center offering activities for teens, will be partnered with 10 teen interns from Kurt Stein’s School of Music, […]