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April 2022

Foundation Makes The Community Stronger

Posted on Apr 28, 2022, by

Reg Wydeven is an attorney at McCarty Law in Appleton. He is a member of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. By Reg Wydeven, Community Foundation Board Member  The Community Foundation continues to make our community a better place. From my first interactions with the Community Foundation when working with my estate planning clients to […]

Voices from the Valley: Strengthening Our Nonprofits

Posted on Apr 27, 2022, by

How do we make our local nonprofit organizations in the Fox Valley stronger and equip their leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to serve our community? We take our leaders to school! The idea is to build better leaders so that together we can build a better community. Leadership Institute is an innovative […]

Votes show hunters and tree-huggers agree on Knowles-Nelson

Your Community Foundation doesn’t often proactively reach out to express its opinion to legislators. We have federally imposed rules as a nonprofit entity. Last summer we saw an issue of high importance and about which we have a great story to share.  When state legislators started talking about ending the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, we knew our […]

Stock transfers simple, tax savvy

Posted on Apr 19, 2022, by

Gifts of publicly traded stock and other securities are increasing in popularity as donors are finding a stock transfer is a simple and tax-savvy way to support the community while meeting their own financial goals. In 2021, the Community Foundation’s donors gave over $18 million in stock contributions, with 35% of transfers made in December […]

Kim O’Brien to step down as Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s leader

 By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) I am ready for my next adventure in my career!  After nearly seven years with the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), I’ve decided the timing is right for me to step back and for the organization to move forward with the next leader.   I’ve been working closely […]

Community comes together to pay tribute to Oscar C. Boldt

Posted on Apr 14, 2022, by

Folks from around the community came together last night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center to remember a Fox Valley legend. Oscar C. Boldt, affectionately known as “O.C.,” passed away the morning of June 9, 2020 with his son Tom and wife Pat at his side. He was 96.  With dedication, entrepreneurship and consummate […]