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July 2018

Donors get a special look at the vision for Bubolz

When Bergstrom Enterprises President John Bergstrom stood up to address a group of 50 Community Foundation donors, volunteers and staff members invited July 26 to learn about changes planned at the Bubolz Nature Preserve in Grand Chute, the remaining unmet cost for the improvements was $382,000. By the time he sat down, that need had decreased by […]

Fund helps area children pursue the arts

Area children and the community are two important things to Les and Dar Stumpf of Kaukauna. Together, they have created a youth arts grant program in support of young people in the Fox Cities area who are interested in music, drama, dance and visual arts. “We wanted to give young people the chance to use […]

Volunteering with a twist

Posted on Jul 9, 2018, by

Volunteer Fox Cities has combined volunteering and mystery into one large mobile movement and they call it the Give Back Bus. The Give Back Bus is a fun, new program created by Volunteer Fox Cities that has generated lots of excitement in the community. The bus puts a spin on traditional volunteering by adding the […]

Fourth Beer, Brats and Beethoven on tap July 14

Posted on Jul 5, 2018, by

By Linda Drezdzon, Development Director at Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Music is for everyone! That’s the mission behind Brats, Beer and Beethoven, a free, family-friendly concert event on Saturday, July 14. Join the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for this fourth annual evening of music and fireworks at the Neuroscience Group […]

Building hope in the community

Posted on Jul 3, 2018, by

Big changes happening inside Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs at 720 W. 5th St. in Appleton may not be visible from the building’s exterior, but they are transforming what goes on inside the facility to provide for abuse survivors. On Sept. 6, 2017, Harbor House broke ground for the public phase of their Building Hope Campaign. As […]

Shattuck gift served as the model for the Nelson gift

Being selected to give away millions of dollars every year on behalf of the late David and Rita Nelson presents the Community Foundation with both a tremendous opportunity and a compelling challenge. Their estate gift of more than $100 million – the largest in the Foundation’s 32-year history and among the largest charitable gifts ever […]