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August 2021

A Way to Change the World

By Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First Credit Union One of the most exciting things that happened to me as chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was when David and Rita Nelson’s estate gift was made totaling more than $100 million. That gift is pretty spectacular—as is […]

LEAVEN thankful to Chilton Area Community Foundation

LEAVEN helps residents of Outagamie, Calumet, northeastern Winnebago counties and those in New London living in Waupaca County, thanks to the generosity of the community, including the Chilton Area Community Foundation, our regional affiliate partner. By Mary Parsons, executive director, LEAVEN Congratulations to the Chilton Area Community Foundation for 20 remarkable years of supporting causes […]

Coalition joins for Fox Cities for Women’s Equality Day

Last year marked an important milestone, the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. On August 26, 1920, American women were granted the constitutional right to vote, a major victory for the women’s suffrage movement. In 1971, Congress declared August 26 as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate […]

Clothing for Confidence: The Importance of a Good Foundation

 By Johnna VanDeurzen, Annual Giving & Grants Specialist, Community Clothes Closet Clothing may seem incidental to people who have adequate and functional attire, but for anyone who does not, receiving the gift of the right apparel can have profound effects. Community Clothes Closet in Menasha has been providing free clothing to people experiencing economic challenges […]

Get on Board and make an impact

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) was created because visionaries understood the critical role nonprofits play in the wellbeing of our community. At NPLI we listen to our noprofit partners share their stories to ensure we’re providing services that help them better achieve their missions. We get to hear both their successes and pain points. A pain […]