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April 2018

Welcome new team member, Lisa

Posted on Apr 26, 2018, by

Hello. My name is Lisa Lanphear and I am thrilled to have joined the Community Foundation as an administrative associate. My background in development crosses the country with experience with the United Way in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce in Alaska, a therapeutic riding academy in Loudon, Tenn., and CHAPS Academy in […]

Louv tells eco groups to work together

Posted on Apr 23, 2018, by

“You need a bigger boat.” That was best-selling author Richard Louv’s advice to Fox Valley nature centers and environmental groups as the keynote speaker for Earth Day and the grand opening of the new nature center at Bubolz Nature Preserve Sunday. His reference was to the movie Jaws — which he acknowledged is factually flawed […]

Author brings cure for nature deficit to Fox Cities

Posted on Apr 19, 2018, by

The author whose extensive review of research concluded that Americans are falling victim to “Nature-Deficit Disorder” will speak at a  special Earth Day celebration Sunday, April 22, at Bubolz Nature Preserve and share what he’s learned in the more than decade since his book “Last Child in the Woods” became a best-seller and captured the attention […]

Harbor House and McMAHON make great partners

Posted on Apr 18, 2018, by

It is said that volunteerism leads to philanthropy. Learning about all Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs does to help its clients as a volunteer led Jan Lamers to see the need. Her volunteer work led her husband, McMAHON CEO Denny Lamers, to take up the cause. McMAHON donated all of the architectural and engineering services […]

LU library offers info on funders

Posted on Apr 16, 2018, by

A series of workshops offered by Lawrence University’s Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support will open the door to a wealth of funding information for area nonprofit organizations. Lawrence University has partnered with Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Oshkosh Area United Way and United Way Fox Cities to bring a Funding […]

Nonprofits offered tech for fundraising

Posted on Apr 12, 2018, by

By Kim O’Brien Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Starting this week, up to 10 Fox Valley nonprofits will get a tremendous opportunity to sharpen their fundraising skills through grants, cloud-based software and one-on-one coaching for 12 months as part of a collaboration between the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and Network for Good. Network for Good is […]

Rugland honoree brings unifying voice

Posted on Apr 10, 2018, by

What is specific about Nancy Heykes’ service as a lifelong volunteer is that she is willing to help everyone from any group. “She gives generously, cares genuinely and does everything from the heart,” one person said as part of the nomination for the Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award. Nancy will be honored with that […]

Music can be a basic need, too

Posted on Apr 9, 2018, by

When the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the newVoices choir take to the stage at Lawrence University Chapel April 28, some of the audience members most informed about the John Rutter compositions “Requiem” and “The Gift of Life” they’ll be performing may also be among the youngest people there. They will have had the benefit […]