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August 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters announce merger

Posted on Aug 27, 2019, by

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region and Best Friends of Neenah Menasha have announced plans to merge into one youth mentoring agency effective Jan. 1, 2020. The newly merged organization will be part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization and will be known as Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

Grant reconnects youth to the community through art

Posted on Aug 26, 2019, by

The Trout Museum of Art received grants from the Bright Idea Fund and the Appleton Rotary Community Art Fund within the Community Foundation to implement its Restorative Justice program, a year-long, immersive arts program for youth under the supervision of Outagamie County Youth & Family Services. By Marci Hoffman, education coordinator, Trout Museum of Art […]

New technology keeps Fox Valley’s nonprofit leaders connected

What makes a strong nonprofit? That subject has been the source of numerous books, trainings, blog posts and discussions around many, many tables. An answer always correct to that question is strong leadership. Strong nonprofit boards are the power behind effective, sustainable nonprofit operations. Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) recently announced it has added one more […]

UA 400 Pipe Trades Receives $1,500 Grant for career growth

Posted on Aug 19, 2019, by

A memorial grant from within the Community Foundation will allow more than 50 HVACR apprentices to gain more knowledge and hands-on experience using the latest technology, helping them service the needs of contractors and customers in the community. The Community Foundation has awarded a $1,500 grant to UA 400 Pipe Trades through the Rollie Choudoir […]

U.S. Venture Golf Open breaks records to end poverty

Posted on Aug 15, 2019, by

More than 1,260 attendees raised $5.13 million at the U. S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty along with guest of honor Matthew McConaughey. At the end of the event, organizers announced a $925,000 gift to the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region from the estate of […]

How Thompson Center on Lourdes loves our seniors well

Posted on Aug 13, 2019, by

By Ann Engelhard, Vice President, Donor Services & Gift Planning, Community Foundation The Thompson Center on Lourdes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental, physical and emotional well being of older adults in the community.  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast at the center highlighting its growth and programming. The center […]

State History Museum project gets enormous boost

Posted on Aug 12, 2019, by

The next chapter of our state’s history is being written, and the Wisconsin Historical Society has a rare opportunity to deliver an unforgettable modern history museum to celebrate and honor Wisconsin. Photo courtesy: John Hart The Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison has been working towards building a new $120 million, 100,000 square-foot museum for more […]

Rethinking charitable giving in the Fox Valley

Posted on Aug 8, 2019, by

Mark Germano shares giving statistics August 7 at the at the Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center. The event, Charitable Giving: Glass Half Full or Half Empty, was hosted by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities When it comes to people investing in their communities, what drives […]