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September 2021

Shawano Volunteer shares her passion for her community

Posted on Sep 30, 2021, by

Pictured: Todd Raether, former Shawano board chair, Jon Meyers, current board chair and master of ceremonies, and volunteer Wendy Crawford. During the Shawano Area Community Foundation’s annual Harvest Moon Soiree event on Sept.18, the Herb Rycroft Volunteer Award was presented to Wendy Crawford for her outstanding work in the Shawano community. Wendy shared her story […]

Hispanic newcomers need all of us working together

Posted on Sep 23, 2021, by

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the long history and rich cultures of the nearly 62 million people who make up the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. The impact of the Hispanic and Latinx population on the economy, history, and culture of this country cannot be […]

Voices from the Valley Episode 2: A Story Of Hope

Posted on Sep 22, 2021, by

“I don’t want to be tens of thousands of dollars in debt,” says Alex Aschenbrener, a Gresham High School student, looking ahead to his future. Now he doesn’t have to be. Today we “dropped*” our second episode of Voices From the Valley: A Podcast of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, and you […]

Hands On Deck: free rides and a culture of creativity

Posted on Sep 21, 2021, by

By Mark Hawkins, founder and president of Hands On Deck “Estuary Connection Opportunities” is our new program offering free rides in a restored vintage wooden boat, as an extension of Green Bay’s Hands On Deck. We created the program to provide matched mentoring pairs with a unique experience of exploring the Fox River and the […]

Clients reassured their legacy is secured

Posted on Sep 14, 2021, by

By Reg Wydeven, McCarty Law and Community Foundation Board member As an estate planning attorney in the Fox Valley, I am continuously amazed at the generosity of our community, and my clients in particular. So many of my clients want to include charitable organizations in their estate plans and want to explore the different ways […]

A perfect match for hunger relief

Posted on Sep 9, 2021, by

48 million people in the U.S. live with hunger every day. That stark reality hits close to home. As Wisconsin children headed back to school this month, hunger remains higher than usual because of the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Children who go to school without a proper breakfast often have difficulty focusing on […]

Voices from the Valley: New Podcast launches today

Posted on Sep 8, 2021, by

The eye-opening, heartstring-pulling stories people and nonprofits in our community share with us are incredibly moving and informative. We get to hear their  voices, and we think you should  too. Today we’re debuting a podcast, Voices from the Valley: A Podcast of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, with audio episodes highlighting the […]

The Best 5 Things in 2021

By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative We’re starting a tradition! We’re again marking the end of our fiscal year by reflecting on the best things that happened for the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative:   #1: 14 graduates from the Leadership Institute. The fortitude and dedication to becoming better leaders demonstrated by these nonprofit leaders is […]