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March 2019

What’s New for LIFE in the Fox Cities?

By Nanci Micke, vice president of marketing and communications, United Way Fox Cities Last week marked the release of 26 new data charts in the Fox Cities LIFE (Leading Indicators for Excellence) Study, funded by United Way Fox Cities, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry. […]

Big plans for Rock the Block in 2019

Rock the Block 2019 Brillion committee members: Left to right: Bob Endries, Sarah Wylie (Habitat), Ryan Roth (Habitat), John Weyenberg (Habitat), Pat Endries, Sarah Pielhop.  A $50,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation is just one of many gifts from generous donors that will help expand Rock the Block into Brillion […]

The Community Foundation awards six new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager We’re excited to announce our Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded six 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 […]

Meet our newest Himebaugh Legacy Circle members!

Many people don’t like to think about what happens after they’re gone. Earl Kinjerski and Patricia Schoenborn-Kinjerski aren’t only thinking about it, the De Pere couple has made extensive preparations. Locked away in their safe are the obituaries they wrote a few years back and a special plaque for their cemetery marker commemorating Earl’s service […]

Hundreds enjoy Leaders A’Hmong Us

Leaders A’Hmong Us: United Hmong American Association (UHAA), and Fox Valley Technical College invited hundreds of local Hmong students to enjoy culturally relevant resources around leadership, higher education, career development and mental health while celebrating their heritage, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. Photos by Viseth Moua, […]

Festival shows year’s best paddling films

Posted on Mar 18, 2019, by

Whether it’s plunging over a waterfall in a river kayak or following Alaska’s Inland Passage to recreate the past, a festival of 2019’s best paddling films is being presented Friday, March 22, at Lawrence University’s Warch Center Cinema in Appleton. The films will communicate the adrenaline and beauty of kayaking or canoeing in the wild. […]

Imagine Fox Cities to help shape a living vision for the area

How do you define well-being in a community? Imagine Fox Cities is a new, inclusive community-wide initiative created to be more intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities to improve individual and collective well-being. Many communities define well-being differently but most include common threads of housing, safety, health care, lifelong learning and more. The initiative was […]

How to help an orchestra sing

Posted on Mar 8, 2019, by

Most symphony attendees sit quietly in their seats during orchestral performances. That did not happen yesterday. Hundreds of local third, fourth and fifth-graders used their voices and recorders to help an orchestra make beautiful music in Appleton, thanks in part to the generosity of a Fox Valley family. A grant to the Fox Cities Performing […]