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May 2018

Teen’s nonprofit helps would-be musicians

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, […]

Haitian visitors head home wanting a community foundation

By Carolyn Desrosiers Community Engagement Manager Had you been at the Community Foundation office last Friday afternoon, you would have heard a bit of commotion as we welcomed a group of 10 elected officials from Haiti. Our normally quiet reception area was filled with the lilting sounds of Haitian Creole, one of Haiti’s two main […]

‘Garage for Good’ gets better with new location in Neenah

When the latest chapter in the story of the JumpStart program’s Garage for Good was written May 13, it was a surprise ending for only three people — the staff of the nonprofit automotive repair garage that benefits domestic abuse survivors working with Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs in Appleton and the Christine Ann Domestic […]

Staff matters: August will bring changes

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 […]