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December 2018

Foundation sees spike in giving, and December isn’t over yet!

Posted on Dec 27, 2018, by

The giving season is an exciting time. In the waning days of December, the Community Foundation office is a flurry of activity as donors make grants from their charitable funds to support their favorite charities before year-end. In the five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Community Foundation assisted donors in their philanthropic goals by […]

Community Foundation awards 5 new Bright Idea Fund grants

Posted on Dec 26, 2018, by

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager The Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded five new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca and Shawano counties and […]

Biggest Red Kettle Match Day UPDATE: You did it!

Posted on Dec 20, 2018, by

Friday is a big day for us at the Community Foundation and for the Fox Valley. Several of our charitable funds are making it possible for us to offer a dollar-for-dollar match up to $36,000 for the Salvation Army – Fox Cities’ Match Day December 21.  It’s the largest match day of the Red Kettle […]

Parents: It’s scholarship time!

Posted on Dec 19, 2018, by

Winter is here, and while high school seniors may not be filling out college applications quite yet, you can bet their parents are already pondering the “T” word – tuition – and wondering how to afford those fees. We can help! This is the perfect time to start getting a jump on available scholarships, and […]

Clintonville Goodfellows to make spirits bright for 600

Posted on Dec 13, 2018, by

Today many people will come through the doors of Memory Lanes Bowling and Banquet Hall in Clintonville, and leave with their arms laden with much-needed groceries and Christmas gifts they would not otherwise be able to afford. It’s distribution day for a unique charitable organization called the Clintonville Goodfellows Association, whose volunteers have been busy […]

Year-end giving: 5 tips to finish 2018 well

Posted on Dec 11, 2018, by

By Shelly Leadley, Director of Donor Services It’s a privilege to witness the generosity of our donors each day, and it’s especially exciting this month when energy and activity levels are at their highest. Anyone can help make the holidays brighter by giving online to the Community Foundation or many of our funds anytime. Complete […]

Support a charity’s mission in a tax-savvy way

Posted on Dec 10, 2018, by

By Ron Altenburg, CPA, Tax Shareholder, Schenck SC Why give to charity?  In studies on the reasons people give, tax reduction regularly ranks low on the list while passion for the charity’s cause, a desire to give back, and helping make a difference are often at the top. Although the low ranking of tax benefits […]

Community Foundation welcomes Jennifer Osborn

Posted on Dec 3, 2018, by

Hi! My name is Jen Osborn. As the administrative associate supporting Community Engagement, I feel very blessed to be a part of The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. I’m especially passionate about helping others and love watching growth happen. I have oodles of administrative experience at local companies like Bassett Mechanical, Builders FirstSource […]