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May 2018

Teen’s nonprofit helps would-be musicians

Posted on May 31, 2018, by

A Community Foundation grant helped the Kurt Stein School of Music in Neenah get started in a partnership with YouthGo to give disadvantaged youth the chance to learn a musical instrument, but more instruments were needed. That was until a nonprofit run by a 19-year-old came to play. The nonprofit music school offered to give lessons in guitar, […]

Welcome new intern, Alyssa

Posted on May 29, 2018, by

Hi there! My name is Alyssa Sachs and I am excited to be a part of the Community Foundation’s team as a summer intern. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse where I am majoring in Organizational and Professional Communication and double minoring in Spanish and Photography. This past school year […]

A day to do something

Posted on May 17, 2018, by

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, in partnership with the Community Foundation,  is encouraging teens to do something charitable and is helping them figure out what their “thing” is. Up to 16 Fox Cities students from grades 8-10 will explore a range of charities for Do Something Day on June 12, 8 a.m. to […]

Grant helps another Earth Day event educate kids

Posted on May 15, 2018, by

The appearance by best-selling author Richard Louv at the grand opening of the new Bubolz Nature Preserve nature center building was not the only Earth Day Event backed by a Community Foundation grant. At the Sustainable Development Institute on the campus of the College of the Menominee Nation, more than 300 young people learned nature […]

Salvation Army finds us to be a good match

Posted on May 11, 2018, by

By Robert Waugus Salvation Army of the Fox Cities The Salvation Army of the Fox Cities held a civic dinner May 10th to recognize employees, community volunteers and community supporters on the eve of National Salvation Army Week. Included in the honors were the donors of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Since […]

Staff matters: August will bring changes

Posted on May 8, 2018, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership and her […]

$650,000 grant will help ‘Loop the Locks’

Posted on May 4, 2018, by

When the Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna proposed an 1,100-foot pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the two communities across the Fox River, even with money coming from Outagamie County and both municipalities, the $2.5 million project was going to require more than $1 million from grants and donations. That challenge got a […]