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February 2021

10 Myths about the Racial Wealth Gap

By Chuck Self, Community Foundation Board Director You have probably heard many explanations about why we have a racial wealth gap. Duke University published a paper, “What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.” They systematically review ten of the most prevalent “excuses” for keeping Blacks poorer than Whites. And disproves all of […]

Make an Impact and Inspire Others to Give

Laura Meronk with her family By Laura Meronk, attorney and shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn – Appleton As a board member and volunteer with the Community Foundation, I’m honored to help donors invest in the community that has given them so much. This work is personal. I’ve benefited from growing up and now raising my own […]

Clintonville Area Charities Receive $13,564 in grants

The Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded $13,564.23 in grants to six nonprofit organizations serving the Clintonville area. The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the community foundation this year. “The Foundation’s mission to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational, health and general well […]

Voices of Youth: Appleton School District Celebrates Black History Month

By Kempton Freeman, Cultural Adviser, Appleton Area School Disctrict Thank you to the Community Foundation for this opportunity and for their continued support of the Appleton Area School District. My name is Kempton Freeman, Cultural Adviser and Black Student Advisor (BSU). I am part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department and work alongside Dr. […]