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December 2021

Voices from the Valley: Starting Over

Posted on Dec 21, 2021, by

Imagine your family starting life over in a new country where everything from the education to the language to the food and the people are different. In this episode, we continue our conversation about the challenges of people resettling here in the Fox Valley from other countries, a timely topic as we welcome our newest […]

A Message From Curt: Reflection, Visioning and Assessment

During 2021, your Community Foundation’s board and staff members have been deeply involved in two consultant-led planning efforts including the creation of a new strategic direction that will guide our work into the future and a diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism assessment. Here are some insights into what we learned, what we envision, and actions […]

We welcome Amanda Barth to the team!

Posted on Dec 14, 2021, by

Hello! My name is Amanda Barth, and I have officially joined Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) as their administrative associate. I earned my Administrative Associate degree from Fox Valley Technical College. Before graduating, I was fortunate enough to intern for NPLI, where I stayed for about 1.5 years, and now I am back! NPLI has offered […]

Voices from the Valley: Welcoming Afghan Families

Posted on Dec 8, 2021, by

In this episode we cover the resettlement of people from Afghanistan seeking refuge and starting a new life in our communities. It’s difficult for us to imagine the trauma these newcomers had to experience in their country, and they didn’t plan on being uprooted and evacuated to the U.S. Now, the first of many have come here, and more are coming.  Here’s […]

Shining a light on Brillion’s generosity

Posted on Dec 7, 2021, by

The Brillion Area Family of Funds (one of our five regional affiliate partners) is running a “Light the Giving Tree” campaign. Gifts will be tripled now through December 15, thanks to very generous community matches.   By David Nordby, The Brillion News With the help of the Brillion community, there will be a holiday tree lit […]

Reshaping the World By, For and With People with Disabilities

Posted on Dec 2, 2021, by

By Stephenie Mlodzik, Disability Rights Advocate and member of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), a day that promotes awareness of disability issues and the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Fighting for rights in the […]

Friends make a difference

Posted on Dec 1, 2021, by

We’re humbled by the outpouring of compassion and support we’ve witnessed – financial and otherwise – to sustain the Fox Valley region. Our community’s collaborative spirit of giving, driven forward by partners like you, has never been stronger and is reflected in a record year of philanthropy in our community. For over 35 years, the Community Foundation has […]