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October 2022

Podcast: Our Diverse Workforce

Posted on Oct 28, 2022, by

Today we discuss the Fox Valley’s changing workforce and some new initiatives in the works to make sure we’re building and retaining a thriving and diverse workforce. There are lots of job openings, but we’re learning that not everyone who wants to work is able to access the jobs we know are open right now. […]

Generous gift helps “gray muzzles” receive food and medical care

The Gray Muzzle Organization of Northeast Wisconsin was created in 2019 as a grant-based organization providing resources and opportunities for senior dogs through grant funding to nonprofit rescues and humane societies. It quickly became clear that there was also an enormous need for community-based programs. Gray Muzzle began supporting food pantries for senior dogs as […]

Jack Rhodes changed Waupaca 

Posted on Oct 14, 2022, by

By Tim Neuville, Waupaca Area Community Foundation     Every now and then your community may be fortunate enough to welcome a person who changes the face of your town. Waupaca had exactly that happen to it when, about 20 years ago, Jack Rhodes and his wonderful wife Glenda chose Waupaca.   He was retiring as Dean […]

Hispanic Heritage Month a perfect time to inspire future generations

Posted on Oct 11, 2022, by

The Kudaka Family Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 at the Community Foundation to support Casa Hispana’s Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to Hispanic/ Latino students in our communities pursuing a post-secondary education.    Originally established by UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services), and now a core program of Casa Hispana, this quiet scholarship program […]

Appleton Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Creatively Enhancing Education

Posted on Oct 4, 2022, by

Twenty-five years ago, Appleton’s strongest advocates for education conceived of a nonprofit that could take in private gifts and use them to support educators’ best ideas as a partner of the tax-supported school establishment, but independent in its decision-making. Recently I read through a list of the very first grants the Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) […]